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2014 Melbourne Cup

Ryan Moore and Protectionist return to scale after winning the Melbourne Cup 2014 at Flemington RacecourseThe 2014 Melbourne Cup was the 154th running of Australia’s most famous thoroughbred race, held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. With $6.2m in prizemoney available, the Melbourne Cup is the world’s richest turf race in 2014 and again attracted quality staying horses from around the globe.

Relive the 2014 Melbourne Cup with our live blog

Who won, who came last in the 2014 Melbourne Cup

Protectionist claimed victory in the 2014 Melbourne Cup, ahead of Red Cadeaux and Who Shot Thebarman. Race favourite, Admire Rakti, featured heavily at the front of the pack, but faded on the final turn as the runners entered the straight, finishing the race last. Signoff ran fourth, after being heavily favoured after its victory in the Lexus Stakes in the lead-up to the race.

Tragically, Admire Ratki passed away following the race. The pre-race favourite ran well for much of the race, but faded badly at the end, a clear indication that something was awry. He was taken to his stalls after the running of the race to be investigated by vets, but collapsed and died in his stall. You can read the full story on Admire Rakti here.

Araldo is currently being examined by the vets after putting his leg through a fence after the running of the race. The horse reportedly lashed out after being spooked by a flag being waved at him, and caused serious damage to his front leg as a result. You can read our full report on the injury here.

The full list of finishers is below the video.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2014 MELBOURNE CUP:

Full Melbourne Cup finishing order for 2014 Melbourne Cup:

FINISH HORSE JOCKEY WEIGHT MARGIN START
1 Protectionist Ryan Moore 56.5 0 8
2 Red Cadeaux G Mosse 57 4 21
3 Who Shot Thebarman G Boss 55 4.5 21
4 Signoff J Moreira 51 6 8
5 Willing Foe J B Mc Donald 55 7 31
6 Precedence M Rodd 54.5 8 81
7 Araldo D Dunn 53 9.3 21
8 Au Revoir G Schofield 53.5 10.8 71
9 Seismos C Newitt 56 12.6 91
10 Fawkner Nicholas Hall 57 13 8.5
11 Opinion T Angland 53.5 15.3 71
12 Gatewood W Buick 55 15.4 61
13 Lucia Valentina K Mc Evoy 53 15.7 7
14 Mutual Regard D Oliver 55 17.5 9
15 Brambles L Nolen 54 20.8 81
16 Unchain My Heart D Yendall 51.5 23.6 101
17 My Ambivalent A Atzeni 54.5 24.9 31
18 Junoob J Bowman 55.5 28.9 21
19 Lidari B Melham 53.5 31.9 71
20 Royal Diamond S W Arnold 55.5 47.9 101
21 Mr O’Ceirin C Schofield 54 48.3 201
22 Admire Rakti Z Purton 58.5 73.3 5.5
Scratched Cavalryman N/A 57 N/A N/A
Scratched Sea Moon N/A 56.5 N/A N/A


Q: What time does the Melbourne Cup start?
A: The 2014 Melbourne Cup is run at 3.00pm AEDT.

Q: What channel is the Cup on?
A: Channel Seven have the rights to the live race, at 3pm. Whilst 7TWO and 7Mate have been used, the main Channel Seven station will be broadcasting. Long time Melbourne horse racing caller Greg Miles will again call the race. Both Sky and TVN will show an immediate replay.

OFFICIAL 2014 Melbourne Cup field (in order of entry)

Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1. ADMIRE RAKTI Tomoyuki Umeda Zac Purton 8 58.5kg
2. CAVALRYMAN Saeed Bin Suroor Craig Williams 3 57kg
3. FAWKNER Robert Hickmott Nick Hall 9 57kg
4. RED CADEAUX Ed Dunlop Gerald Mosse 15 57kg
5. PROTECTIONIST Andreas Wohler Ryan Moore 11 56.5kg
6. SEA MOON Robert Hickmott Tommy Berry 18 56.5kg
7. SEISMOS Marco Botti Craig Newitt 1 56kg
8. JUNOOB Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 55.5kg
9. ROYAL DIAMOND Johnny Murtagh Steven Arnold 6 55.5kg
10. GATEWOOD John Gosden William Buick 22 55kg
11. MUTUAL REGARD Johnny Murtagh Damien Oliver 12 55kg
12. WHO SHOT THEBARMAN Chris Waller Glen Boss 13 55kg
13. WILLING FOE Saeed Bin Suroor James McDonald 17 55kg
14. MY AMBIVALENT Roger Varian Andre Atzeni 4 54.5kg
15. PRECEDENCE Bart & James Cummings Michael Rodd 20 54.5kg
16. BRAMBLES Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 21 54kg
17. MR O’CEIRIN Ciaron Maher Chad Schofield 19 54kg
18. AU REVOIR Andre Fabre Glyn Schofield 23 53.5kg
19. LIDARI Peter G Moody Ben Melham 10 53.5kg
20. OPINION Chris Waller Tye Angland 14 53.5kg
21. ARALDO Michael Moroney Dwayne Dunn 24 53kg
22. LUCIA VALENTINA Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 2 53kg
23. UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dean Yendall 5 51.5kg
24. SIGNOFF Darren Weir Joao Moreira 16 51kg

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