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Gold Trip wins the race that stops the nation



Jockey Mark Zahra wins the richest handicap horse race in the world in a thrilling ride on Gold Trip

GOLD TRIP, Jockey Mark Zahra took home the prestigious Melbourne Cup that ran at Flemington Racecourse this afternoon.

The 2022 Melbourne Cup is worth a total of $8 million, the winner taking home $4.4m of that pool, as well as the coveted Cup itself which is said to be worth an extra $250,000 in gold.

The miniature trophies presented to the jockey and the trainer are worth $10,000 each, while the strapper also gets a trophy which is worth $5000.

 You get over a million bucks just for coming second, at $1.1m. And even the 12th horse earns $160,000, as do sixth to eleventh.

Cup was on the line after ‘oily sludge’

It follows an activist pouring 1000 litres of ‘oily sludge’ on Flemington before 2022 Melbourne Cup.

The Victorian branch of the global activism group Extinction Rebellion posted the footage earlier today.

Police confirmed detectives were investigating the incident.

Twenty-two horses took part in the race, which spans 3.2 kilometres at the iconic racetrack in Melbourne.

Revellers frocked up for a wet day, with thunderstorms and hail expected into the early evening.

However, it didn’t stop people from showing off their brightest colours as they take to the field as part of the iconic fashion parade.

Thousands flocked to the race track for the first time in two years after prolonged Covid-19 lockdowns.

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Daylight reveals full extent of destruction in Turkey



A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake has shaken the country

Daylight is revealing the full scale of destruction following a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake in central Turkey.

The massive quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres, near heavily populated areas.

The death toll has now surpassed 100 and authorities warn this number will only rise.

As snow fell, residents were forced to find shelter on the streets.

The tremor was so significant it was felt felt in Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria.

The governor of Turkey’s southeastern province has taken to Twitter, saying his region has a number of destroyed buildings – urging people to move to safe locations.

This footage shows a survivor being pulled from the rubble. #trending #featured

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Beyoncé reins supreme at 65th Grammy Awards



Beyoncé has broken the record for most wins ever

Beyoncé has reminded us all once again why she truly is the Queen Bee – breaking the record for the most Grammy Award wins of all time.

Trying not to be emotional, the singer thanked her family, including her late uncle Jonny.

Jonny helped make her stage outfits before she rose to fame while also introducing her to much of the sonic influences we hear on Renaissance.

Know as “music’s biggest night”, the Grammys are the industry’s most prestigious awards.

Adele, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Shania Twain and Stevie Wonder were just some of the stars in attendance.

Speaking of Harry, he won best pop album for Harry’s House.

Dressed in a white tux, Styles received his award with a kiss from Jennifer Lopez. #trending #featured

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TikTok could be banned in the United States



TikTok in the firing line after Chinese balloon was shot down

China has hit back at the U.S. after officials shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina.

Washington says it was being used to monitor strategic sites.

But Beijing rejects this – claiming the balloon was a civilian airship used to monitor the weather.

The incident is just the latest in a long line of diplomatic disputes between the two countries.

Now, TikTok could be banned in the U.S. in the wake of the incident.

Republicans are now pushing for Washington to distance itself from the Beijing-based app. #trending #featured

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