The 2008 Melbourne Cup winner was a photo finish.
Viewed, trained by Bart Cummings and ridden by B. Shinn, was 1st.
Bauer trained by Luca Cumani and ridden by C. Brown came 2nd.
New Zealand horse C’est La Guerre trained by John Saddler ridden by B. Prebble was 3rd.
UPDATE: The official results are here.