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banner Tuesday, 6 November, 2001, 06:34 GMT
Ethereal wins Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne crowds received a soaking before the race
The weather before the race was poor, downgrading the going from fast to dead

Scott Seamer bided his time before pushing Ethereal for a final winning surge
Caulfield Cup winner Ethereal held back as British horse Give the Slip led with just yards to go

Ethereal's run is timed to perfection as victory is sealed right at the end of the race
A dramatic finish saw Ethereal edge ahead to record a win by three-quarters of a length

The winners make their way through the crowd in Melbourne
Ethereal and Scott Seamer enjoy their win with the crowd at Flemington

The action does not end with the race as Scott Seamer is thrown from his horse
After the race, Ethereal is upset by streamers thrown from the crowd and unseats Scott Seamer

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