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Cross Counter has won the 2018 Melbourne Cup with a stunning surge down the final strait to finish a length ahead of Marmelo, who came in second. A Prince of Arran finished third, while Finche ran fourth.
In some sour news around the illustrious race, The Cliffsofmoher had to be euthanised. The Irish horse could not be saved after pulling up with a broken right shoulder.
Raced on the first Tuesday each November, the Melbourne Cup is known as ‘the race that stops a nation.’ The 2018 edition was raced on Tuesday, November 6 at 3pm (AEST).
The Group 1 Melbourne Cup is run over 3200m and offers a total prize pool of $7.3 million, attracting quality staying horses from around the globe every year.
Only the Dubai Cup ($10 million USD) offers more prize money than the Melbourne Cup.
The 2018 edition was the 158th running of Australia’s most famous and popular thoroughbred race, and was held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on the first Tuesday of November.
|1st||23. Cross Counter (GB) (19)||C.Appleby||K.McEvoy||51kg||$4,000,000|
|2nd||9. Marmelo (GB) (10)||H.Morrison||H.Bowman||55kg||$1,000,000|
|3rd||17. A Prince Of Arran (GB) (20)||C.Fellowes||M.Walker||53kg||$500,000|
|4th||13. Finche (GB) (15)||C.J.Waller||Z.Purton||54kg||$300,000|
|5th||24. Rostropovich (IRE) (21)||A.O’Brien||W.M.Lordan||51kg||$200,000|
|6th||22. Youngstar (8)||C.J.Waller||C.Williams||51.5kg||$150,000|
|7th||19. Sir Charles Road (14)||L.O’Sullivan & A.Scott||D.Dunn||53kg||$150,000|
|8th||1. Best Solution (IRE) (6)||S.B.Bin Suroor||P.Cosgrave||57.5kg||$150,000|
|9th||5. Muntahaa (IRE) (13)||J.Gosden||J.Crowley||55.5kg||$150,000|
|10th||16. Ventura Storm (IRE) (7)||D. & B.Hayes & T.Dabernig||M.Zahra||54kg||$150,000|
|11th||11. Yucatan (IRE) (23)||A.O’Brien||J.B.McDonald||54.5kg||$150,000|
|12th||18. Nakeeta (GB) (3)||I.Jardine||R.Bayliss||53kg||$150,000|
|13th||20. Zacada (NZ) (24)||M.Baker & A.Forsman||D.M.Lane||53kg||–|
|14th||4. Chestnut Coat (JPN) (4)||Y.Yahagi||Y.Kawada||55.5kg||–|
|15th||15. Vengeur Masque (IRE) (2)||M.D.Moroney||P.M.Moloney||54kg||–|
|16th||3. Magic Circle (IRE) (17)||I.Williams||C.Brown||56kg||–|
|17th||7. Who Shot Thebarman (NZ) (18)||C.J.Waller||B.J.Melham||55.5kg||–|
|18th||6. Sound Check (GER) (16)||M.D.Moroney||J.Childs||55.5kg||–|
|19th||21. Runaway (12)||G. Waterhouse & A. Bott||S.Baster||52kg||–|
|20th||8. Ace High (22)||D.L.Payne||T.Angland||55kg||–|
|21st||12. Auvray (FR) (1)||R.A.Freedman||T.Berry||54kg||–|
|22nd||10. Avilius (GB) (11)||J.A.Cummings||G.Schofield||54.5kg||–|
|23rd||14. Red Cardinal (IRE) (5)||D.K.Weir||D.Oliver||54kg||–|
|FF||2. The Cliffsofmoher (IRE) (9)||A.O’Brien||R.Moore||56.5kg||–|
Q: What time did the Melbourne Cup start?
A: The 2018 Melbourne Cup was at 3pm AEDT (Melbourne time) on Tuesday, November 6.
Other times: Queensland: 2pm AEST, South Australia: 2:30pm ACDT, Western Australia: 12pm AWST
Q: What channel was the Cup on?
A: Channel Seven had the rights to the live race, at 3pm.
Q: What was the track condition?
A: Heavy rains in Melbourne saw the track rated a soft 7, but a late dry patch saw that amended to a soft 6.
The 2017 Melbourne Cup was won by Rekindling when it was run on Tuesday, November 7.