Cross Counter wins Melbourne Cup

Cross Counter has stormed home to win the 2018 edition of the Melbourne Cup.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy has now tasted victory in three Melbourne Cup's with other victories including Brew (2000) and Almandin (2016). 

Marmelo finished second with Winx jockey Hugh Bowman aboard while Lexus stakes winner Prince of Arran finished third. 

UK galloper The CliffsofMoher broke down after just 1000m and did not complete the race. 

A short time later connections announced that the horse had suffered fractured right shoulder and had been put down. 

MELBOURNE CUP — FINAL FINISHING ORDER

1. Cross Counter (prizemoney $4 million)

2. Marmelo ($1 million)

3. A Prince Of Arran ($500,000)

4. Finche ($250,000)

5. Rostropovich ($175,000)

6. Youngstar ($150,000)

7. Sir Charles Road ($150,000)

8. Best Solution ($150,000)

9. Muntahaa ($150,000)

10. Ventura Storm ($150,000)

11. Yucatan ($150,000)

12. Nakeeta ($150,000)

13. Zacada

14. Chestnut Coat

15. Vengeur Masque

16. Magic Circle

17. Who Shot Thebarman

18. Sound Check

19. Runaway

20. Ace High

21. Auvray

22. Avilius

23. Red Cardinal

24. The Cliffsofmoher (failed to finish)

IMAGE: Macquarie Radio 

 

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