In 1983 Kiwi, a farm horse, became a racing legend when he ran from last to first to win The Melbourne Cup. Kiwi tells the story of the horse and the family who raced him. The extraordinary story of a remarkable horse that became a racing legend when he ran from last to first over the final 300 metres at Flemington to win The Melbourne Cup. This is the enthralling story of Kiwi, the horse a farmer's wife bought for $1000 that went on to win the Melbourne Cup in 1983. An 18-year-old jockey called Jimmy Cassidy was the rider.