The Legendary Melbourne Cup Makybe Diva Statue
Melbourne Cup is the most prestigious and most expensive “two mile” handicap in the world. It is marketed as “the race that stops the nation!” It is so huge, it is even a public holiday in Victoria for Melbourne Cup and I heard some companies will actually have a live viewing session in the office.
In the history of Melbourne Cup there could be only one legendary horse, she is British born Makybe Diva. The winner of Melbourne Cup in a record of three times in 2003, 2004 and 2005. She raked winnings for more than A$14 million, a record breaking figure. For her achievements, a statue is erected and it is placed in Port Lincoln, South Australia.
If you wonder why Port Lincoln out of Victoria, it is because the owner, Tony Santic is based in Port Lincoln. Tony Santic is not just the infamous horse owner but also a household name in Port Lincoln. His venture, Tony’s Tuna is one of the biggest tuna farming operation in Port Lincoln.
You can find Makybe Diva Statue near the port and admired by both locals and tourists. Makybe Diva is still alive and she is currently breeding for the next legend. It will take more than a horse to break her current record and her statue stood elegantly in Port Lincoln as recognition of a true legend. Maykbe Diva Statue is one of the places of interest in Port Lincoln, South Australia. The beautiful town is just an hour flight away from Adelaide. You can also read the Top Five Must Try Food in Port Lincoln.