Best Wet Weather Horses Melbourne Cup 2018

Best Wet Weather Horses Melbourne Cup 2018

Best Wet Weather Horses Melbourne Cup 2018

It has taken 30 years and millions of dollars, but Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum can now finally call himself a Melbourne Cup victor.

Godolphin's other two Cup runners were unplaced, as the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Best Solution did not jump with the field and lost six lengths at the start of the race.

"It is with sadness that we confirm that The Cliffsofmoher had to be humanely euthanised after sustaining a fractured right shoulder during the running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington", Executive General Manager Jamie Stier said.

Cross Counter spent a week sidelined after a cut reduced the gelding to box rest and walking duties overcoming the hiccup. Ridden to perfection by jockey Kerrin McEvoy, who won his third Melbourne Cup, Cross Counter made up for 20 years of misery.

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.

The British-bred horse saw off rivals in a field of 24 to take the Cup, the annual blockbuster event at Flemington Racecourse that this year was drenched by heavy rain that soaked spectators and the 3200-meter (two mile) track.

As the first British trainer to win, he said: "I'm so lucky.to be in this position to be able to train these horses".

McEvoy said: "What a thrill - to do it for Sheikh Mohammed and Charlie Appleby".

The $6.2 million race was won by Cross Counter, followed by Marmelo and A Prince of Arran. "I'm over the moon".

Speaking with an SES officer, the "police liaison" spokesperson for the group said they were there because they thought focus was misplaced on the famous race. "I'm just delighted. What a ride".

So important did the race become that Melbourne Cup Day has been a public holiday in Victoria state since 1877.

"People under pressure make rash decisions, I hope we're making the right decisions now".

Lat year Regal Monarch was put down after he fell during the final stretch of the race.

Appleby said Cross Counter ate up after the race and his legs were clean, a good sign of no long lasting effects of the victory.

Five years after Dubai ruler's entrusted the rookie trainer to restore Godolphin's tarnished reputation following the Mahmood Al Zarooni drug scandal, he has now added the Melbourne Cup to the Epsom Derby win that he and Buick enjoyed with Masar in early June.

As for Appleby, who is already contemplating a successful defence of the Melbourne Cup in 12 months time, he was full of praise for McEvoy.

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