The 1956 Triple Heat

The 1956 Triple Dead Heat in the Hotham Handicap at Flemington.

Historically the Hotham Handicap has been a traditional lead-up for the Melbourne Cup three days later, with the winner gaining exemption from any ballot for entry to the Cup.  The race is also famous due to a triple dead-heat in 1956 involving Fighting Force, Ark Royal and Pandie Sun.