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Jockey Jamie Kah rides Dollar For Dollar to win race 3, the Lavazza Short Black, during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 7, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Paul Rovere/Getty Images)
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7th November, 2017

Rekindling was victorious in the 2017 Melbourne Cup, outpacing Johannes Vermeer in a close finish.

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» Race report: Rekindling wins
» Who came last
» Complete finishing order
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» Winning trifecta and quinella
» Winning exact and first four

Max Dynamite came in third, and Big Duke in fourth, but it was victory for jockey Corey Brown, trainer Joseph O’Brien and owner Lloyd Williams.

That makes it a sixth Melbourne Cup win for Lloyd Williams, and a second for Corey Brown.

Popular pre-race picks Marmelo, Almandin and Humidor all failed to finish inside the first four.

Rekindling is the first 3-year-old to win the Cup in 76 years, since Skipton in 1941.