The 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.
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:
|2||Red Cadeaux||G Mosse||57||4||21|
|3||Who Shot Thebarman||G Boss||55||4.5||21|
|5||Willing Foe||J B Mc Donald||55||7||31|
|8||Au Revoir||G Schofield||53.5||10.8||71|
|13||Lucia Valentina||K Mc Evoy||53||15.7||7|
|14||Mutual Regard||D Oliver||55||17.5||9|
|16||Unchain My Heart||D Yendall||51.5||23.6||101|
|17||My Ambivalent||A Atzeni||54.5||24.9||31|
|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|
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)
|1. ADMIRE RAKTI||Tomoyuki Umeda||Zac Purton||8||58.5kg|
|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|
|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|