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Cross Counter has won the 2018 Melbourne Cup with a stunning comeback.
Marmelo finished second, and A Prince of Arran finished third.
Unfortunately, The Cliffsofmoher was unable to finish the race after pulling up with a broken right shoulder as the pack passed the post for the first time, and had to be euthanised.
The final field for the 2018 Melbourne Cup was announced on November 3. The most prestigious race in Australia featured 24 horses on Tuesday, November 6.
Nominations for 2018’s Melbourne Cup began on Tuesday, August 28 and closed on Tuesday, September 4. Handicaps were then declared on Tuesday, September 11.
The first declarations were made on Tuesday, October 9 while the second declarations are scheduled for Monday, October 29. The declarations stage wrapped up on Saturday, November 3.
There were also four ballot exemptions for the race, which were awarded by winning important lead-up races.
In 2018, the ballot exemption races were The Bart Cummings, the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate and the Lexus Stakes.
|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||–|