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Godolphin runner Cross Counter wins 2018 Melbourne Cup

Godolphin runner Cross Counter wins 2018 Melbourne Cup”

"The jockey did a tremendous job to pull the horse up instantly and very carefully", Dr Fulton said.

The Cliffsofmoher's jockey Moore, considered the world's best, was emotional after the race as Williams' tilt at a seventh Melbourne Cup turned into a nightmare.

"The horse received immediate veterinary care, however it was unable to be saved due to the nature of the injury sustained", said Racing Victoria's Jamie Stier.

Kerrin McEvoy claimed a third Melbourne Cup on Tuesday afternoon as Cross Counter charged down the Flemington straight to win Australia's great race.

In the same 2014 race, import Araldo had to be euthanised because of an injury suffered when he was returning to scale.

The Cliffsofmoher was an Irish horse ridden by English jockey Ryan Moore.

Worldwide horse racing giant Godolphin has finally won its first Melbourne Cup after more than a decade of trying, with Cross Counter winning the $7 million handicap at Flemington.

Yucatan was among the favourites for the Ballydoyle team but he finished 11th, with pre-race rain resulting in a less than ideal surface for him.

The horse clipped the heels of another runner and injured a foreleg when falling as the field turned for home.

The Cliffsofmoher's mishap meant the James Cummings-trained Avilius was hampered.

"I did promise (the kids) a swimming pool", McEvoy said.

Cross Counter was the final victor of the Melbourne Cup after a nail-biting final, taking the lead in the very last seconds of the home stretch.

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.

"Today's tragedy is a stark reminder of the risks these horses face every time they run, and highlights that behind the gloss and glamour of Cup celebrations there is a dark reality".

He is the sixth horse to die in the Melbourne Cup since 2013 according to the RSPCA.

In a statement, RSPCA Australia spokesperson Jane Speechley said: "Our thoughts are with animal lovers across the country who have been affected by this loss, and confronted by the very real risks posed by racing to the horses involved". The horse had only minor lacerations.



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