In other startling news surrounding the Melbourne Cup, it seems that the time for the horses to run the 3200m race is getting steadily less. By juxtaposing the unrelated, but similarly timed, Men's World 1500m record, we can see that:
a) by 2020 it will take less time for the World's fastest man to run 1500m than it will for a horse to win the Melbourne Cup
b) somewhere around the year 3000 we will all be able to run faster than a horse
c) in the distant future all races will be run instantaneously, bending both time and space into dangerous knots that may adversely effect race-goers.