Ryan Moore attempts to stop The Cliffsofmoher after it injured its shoulder early in the Melbourne Cup.
Cross Counter was third-last on the first turn.
The CliffsofMoher had won $1.7 million dollars for his owners.Today, he broke his shoulder during the 2018 #MelbourneCup & died on track behind the notorious "green screen of death".Animals & #gambling money are a TOXIC mix.Another attractive horse dead.
"It's such a huge thrill to win this for Sheikh Mohammed, to repay the faith that he showed in me", McEvoy said.
The Cup had always been the nut that Sheikh Mohammed could not crack despite trying to hit it with a sledgehammer on plenty of occasions.
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed was quick to congratulate the trainer who finally ended his 30-year quest for a Melbourne Cup. I've spoken to His Highness and he's over the moon about this result.
IT was on their many road trips to Yorkshire that aspiring trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey Kerrin McEvoy forged a bond that culminated with Cross Counter becoming the first British victor of the Melbourne Cup.
"I'm absolutely delighted. This is everybody's dream", said Appleby, who also prepared Epsom Derby victor Masar.
"Charlie and myself used to travel to Doncaster and Chester and all of the tracks up north in England, back when I was over there riding, and all of those miles meant this, winning the Melbourne Cup". Godolphin has won hundreds of Group I races around the world but before today had never won the big one in Australia, despite more than 20 attempts.
Prince Of Arran only secured his place in the race with victory in the Lexus Stakes at the track on Saturday and Fellowes was delighted with his effort.
"This is all for Sheikh Mohammed and Godolphin, and for me to say thank you for giving me this opportunity".
Viewers reacted in horror after the Melbourne Cup hopeful pulled up lame in a mid-race mishap. Godolphin's Cross Counter, a four-year-old gelding with just seven race starts, along with another British challenger Magic Circle, trained by Ian Williams, took most of the punters' money in the minutes ahead of the race.
"There is no one who has put more horses into this race and this is his wonderful first win", Elliott told the New Zealand Herald.
Yucatan, by the Irish sire Galileo out of the French mare Six Perfections, leads a strong foreign challenge for the 2018 Cup in which 11 of 24 runners are from the northern hemisphere. We send him our best.
For jockey Kerrin McEvoy, it is his third Melbourne Cup, and he becomes the first jockey to complete the Everest-Cup double.