Melbourne Cup thrills Australia again

Melbourne Cup thrills Australia again

Melbourne Cup thrills Australia again

Cross Counter ended two decades of Melbourne Cup frustration for the powerful global stable Godolphin by winning Australia's greatest horse race.

The Charlie Appleby-trained gelding stormed down the straight from the outside to haul in runner-up and last year's favourite Marmelo, with A Prince of Arran coming third in the A$7.3 million (nearly $NZ8 million) handicap at Flemington racecourse.

And for everyone doing an office sweep, the last horse in the Cup was Red Cardinal.

"It is with sadness that we confirm that The Cliffsofmoher had to be humanely euthanised after sustaining a fractured right shoulder", racetrack executive general manager Jamie Stier said.

"Then if you come against the Australians and New Zealanders, the problem is none of you lot stay".

Kerrin McEvoy's historic ride on Cross Counter in the Melbourne Cup may have come at a big cost, after making a stunning promise to his wife Cathy before the race.

The stallion was euthanized after fracturing his right shoulder during the first 600 metres of the 2018 Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, Australia's ABC news reported.

Not to mention Avilius ran second to one of the best horse's in the world (Cracksman) in France in the Group 2 Prix Niel at Chantilly.

McEvoy's great triumph was also Cathy's first time seeing him win the Melbourne Cup, which he has managed to achieve on three occasions.

Wind-Driven Camp Fire Barrels Through Northern California's Butte County
Local media reports have shown images of traffic moving away from the plumes of smoke and orange glow of the wildfire. Rescuers were trying to put them in other vehicles, he said. "Once it got going it picked up very rapidly".


Women win big in USA midterm elections 2018
Democrats Sharice Davids of Kansas and Debra Haaland of New Mexico became the first Native American women elected to Congress. Democrat Janet Mills of ME and Republican Kristi Noem of South Dakota are the first women elected as governor in their state.


Trump speaks by phone with China's Xi on trade
A foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said, "I agree, this phone conversation was an extremely positive phone conversation". The telephone conversation on Thursday was Trump and Xi's first publicly disclosed call in six months.


Speaking afterwards, O'Brien said it was "very sad".

"For me it's obviously very special to be here, but for the team, it's just fantastic".

"I'd like to say I was going to repeat it, but it's going to be a pretty tall order".

The Sheikh has tried for 20 years to dominate the race that stops the nation.

Morrison admitted he thought Marmelo and Hugh Bowman had stolen a winning margin at the furlong and said the six-year-old was simply beaten by a talented horse with a significant 4kg weight swing. I'm just delighted that I can repay his Highness Sheikh Mohammed for putting me in this position, and trusting me in the position to do what I'm doing.

I don't know whether we go Cup racing next year, he'll probably have a bit more weight this time next year.

"This was an unfortunate incident that happens infrequently, with Victoria having one of the best safety records in world racing".

In a field dominated by global runners, Youngstar was the best-placed of the Australian-bred horses, the Chris Waller-trained stayer finishing sixth.

Godolphin first entered the Melbourne Cup in 1998 with Faithful Son and has more than 900 runners a year in Australia alone.

Related news



[an error occurred while processing the directive]