A report on New Zealand's first Melbourne Cup winner, Martini Henry, in the Grey River Argus, 12 November 1883.
Martini Henry was the first New Zealand-bred winner of the Melbourne Cup. But it was not until 1907 that a New Zealand-owned horse, Apologue, won the race. In 1916 Sasanof became the first winner to be bred, owned and trained in New Zealand.
Read more about early NZ Melbourne Cup winners (NZETC)