Trainer feels a victor with Cup placing

Trainer feels a victor with Cup placing

Trainer feels a victor with Cup placing

One of the world's richest men, Sheikh Mohammed first tried to win the Melbourne Cup in 1988.

In that year Godolphin had so many runners in the Cup they were forced to hastily manufacture a yellow cap for Qewy to complement the blue, white, black and red ones that have been used in races when had they had four runners in the past.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained horse suffered a fractured shoulder during Tuesday's race and had to be euthanised, Racing Victoria's executive general manager of integrity services, Jamie Stier, said in a statement.

"The time difference has meant a lot of punters' activity has come through later in the morning and has been skewed towards the outsiders", the agency's Ella Zampatti said.

The win gave McEvoy his third Cup win, but it was Sheikh Mohammed who gave him his first chance in the race, putting him on Beekeeper who finished third in 2002, and that ride led to McEvoy joining the Godolphin team.

Aside from the weather, another dark cloud on the day was the tragic fate of Irish horse The Cliffsofmoher, which had to be euthanized after sustaining an injury during the race.

But an abandonment of the 2018 Melbourne Cup meeting is highly unlikely and would only occur if it the health and safety of those involved - not least the horses and jockeys - was called into question.

"I'm just lucky to be in a position to train these horses", said Appleby.

Fellowes, who hopes to become the first British trainer to win the Melbourne Cup, described the parade experience as unbelievable.

The $6.2 million race was won by Cross Counter, followed by Marmelo and A Prince of Arran.

"It's great to be stood here and it's fantastic for Godolphin", Appleby told CNN affiliate Seven News Australia after Cross Counter and McEvoy's win.

Aidan O'Brien's head lad TJ Comerford was seen speaking to stewards more than an hour before the Cup, but a Racing Victoria spokesperson said it was only for clarification over what riding tactics the stable might use in the race.

'So we're interrupting, we're peaceful, and I'm telling you the truth about how it's all put together, so your probably need a grinder (to cut the chains)'.

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

"I have spoken to his highness and he's over the moon about this result."

This is not the first time a racehorse has been euthanised following an injury sustained in the Melbourne Cup.

Ahead of the Bumble Stakes warm-up race, jockey Beau Mertens said the conditions were "crazy" and that visibility was severely limited by the downpour.

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