I just watched Australia's Melbourne Cup and post-race on Twinspires.com. It will be easy to find on-line and worth your while.
Prince of Penzance (101-1) won it and Michelle Payne became the first female jockey to win this "Race That Stops a Nation." There was a 24-horse field on turf. They ran it counter clockwise, like we do in the states.
This race was as exciting as a Breeders' Cup Classic but notches below a Kentucky Derby (I was there every year from 1999 to 2013).
The scene was fantastic--and great fun watching while not wagering. check it out, if you love horse racing.