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Melbourne Cup 2018: Flemington punters end up a wet mess

Melbourne Cup 2018: Flemington punters end up a wet mess

Kerrin McEvoy took out his third career Melbourne Cup on Cross Counter but he may be feeling the pinch after a stunning pre-race promise to his wife Cathy.

An English trainer has finally won the Melbourne Cup after punters' pal Charlie Appleby was the man to lead home a famous trifecta for the Old Enemy.

Leading jockey Hugh Bowman has been slapped with a one-month suspension for three separate offences following his Melbourne Cup ride aboard Marmelo.

Admire Rakti and Araldo were both killed in the 2014 Melbourne Cup.

Fan favourite Red Cadeaux, who finished second on three occasions, was pulled up in the final straight of the 2015 edition of the race and it was later confirmed he suffered a break in his left foreleg.

"We're seeing to the growing number of Australians who feel uncomfortable about watching horse racing, and tragic incident like this provided a catalyst for that concern".

Appleby, who said Godolphin's first Melbourne Cup win would only increase their hunger to win the great race again in future years, paid Kerrin McEvoy an enormous tribute for the win.

Packers trade Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Washington for draft pick
Brice and Whitehead have traded reps for much of the season at strong safety, while Clinton-Dix had occupied the free safety spot. With depth at cornerback after signing Bashaud Breeland , the Packers could move Tramon Williams to safety.

The Cliffsofmoher was put down after suffering a fractured right shoulder.

The Chairmen and Directors of the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) later extended their sympathies, with Flemington Racecourse tweeting their condolences, "To the Williams family and the connections of The CliffsofMoher, which was euthanised after he went amiss in the Melbourne Cup".

Described as a "tragedy" by veteran Seven commentator Bruce McAvaney, the United Kingdom raider pulled up lame as the field passed the finishing post for the first time.

It was best described in the infamous 2016 Deadspin article The Melbourne Cup is Decadent and Depraved as "a flawless event for young and old alike to don their finest of outfits and guzzle copious amounts of alcohol".

"Cliffsofmoher, he's melting like an ice-cream at the moment", Seven commentator Richard Freedman said.

The 8-1 chance Cross Counter, who broke the track record when winning the Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood in the summer, won by a length from the Hughie Morrison-trained Marmelo, with A Prince Of Arran third for Charlie Fellowes.

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