Melbourne Cup 2018: Cliffsofmoher put down after fracturing shoulder during race

Melbourne Cup 2018: Cliffsofmoher put down after fracturing shoulder during race

The Cliffsofmoher's jockey Ryan Moore looks dejected as he walks off the track, while Cross Counter's win in the Melbourne Cup plays on the big screen behind him.

Charlie Appleby savoured an "amazing" year after becoming the first British trainer to win the Melbourne Cup.

However Appleby, who has plundered spring carnival riches for several years, and won Aussie Group Is with Jungle Cat and Polarisation, admitted he had no idea whether he was going to cash in again as the rain poured down before Cross Counter's Melbourne Cup tilt.

First staged in 1861, the Melbourne Cup has been run on the first Tuesday of November since 1876, and winning it instantly makes the horse a household name in Australia.

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McEvoy brought Cross Counter ($9) from well back in the second half of the field to run down Hugh Bowman's mount Marmelo ($12) to record a one length victory with A Prince Of Arran ($21) in third place making it an English trifecta.

"And when he was making his run, I thought turning in that if he finds the gap then this horse has got the gears to pick up".

"I'm just in the very fortunate position to have a great team behind me". "It's just great for the team".

Disgusting news. The Cliffsofmoher suffered a fractured right shoulder when injured in the Melbourne Cup, unfortunately could not be saved.

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Despite the downpours, Flemington track manager Liam O'Keeffe, remains confident that the track will hold up for the race that stops the nation today.

Another Aidan O'Brien horse, Yucatan, had gone off as favourite, ahead of English stayer Magic Circle.

After some fallow years, this season has proved to be stellar one for Godolphin, which ended the British Flat racing season as the leading owner, claiming 113 wins, including its first Epsom Derby, and winning 4.5 million in prize money, according to the website of the British Horseracing Authority.

Moore didn't comment in the jockeys room after the race. Craziest conditions I've ridden in.

"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", Speechly added. He was treated by vets for three weeks after the race, but was eventually euthanised.

Nearby Flemington Station had been shut down and racegoers were advised to walk from the Showground station, 20 minutes away, the ABC's Nathan Stitt reported on Twitter.

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

A hotel in Sydney has faced both backlash and praise for hosting an anti-Melbourne Cup event, News.com.au reported.

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