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Before seeing the new movie The Cup, watch the 2002 Melbourne Cup here

October 6, 2011

The Cup is set to be the next blockbuster Australian film.

Set to be released next Thursday, it is based on the heart wrenching (or heart warming) story of Damien Oliver’s victory aboard Media Puzzle in the 2002 Melbourne Cup.

Here is what I wrote about the movie a couple of months back.

Andrew Hawkins Racing will be at the Sydney premiere of the film next Tuesday, and we’ll bring you a review next Wednesday.

But as we prepare for the release of the movie, let us cast our minds back to 2002.

Here is a replay of the 2002 Melbourne Cup as seen on Channel 7 (i.e. featuring that call from Wayne Wilson). His post race interview with John Letts is rather moving:

For those who just want to see the final stages, here is the replay with the call from Greg Miles:

I can’t wait to see The Cup next week!

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