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Who Is Godolphin’S Sheikh Mohammed

WHO IS SHEIKH MOHAMMED? * His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum: is the prime minister and vice-president of the United Arab Emirates and the Emir, or Ruler, of Dubai, one of seven states that make up the UAE. * Sheikh Mohammed, born in 1949, is descended from of one of the most notable[...]
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Chris Waller Leads Home Local Cup Runners

Leading trainer Chris Waller’s imported stayer Finche has finished fourth to be the first Australian-trained horse home in the Melbourne Cup. And the champion Sydney-based trainer also prepared the first Australian-bred galloper to finish in Tuesday’s race at Flemington with sixth-placed Youngstar. English-bred Finche, who did his early racing in France, arrived in Australia on[...]
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What The 2018 Melbourne Cup Jockeys Said

Kerrin McEvoy (Cross Counter) 1st : At the furlong I thought ‘mate, is this happening again?’. I’m just the lucky recipient. I can ride light. And to get on these lovely staying horses, so well prepared, unbelievably well by Godolphin and Charlie Appleby. My third Melbourne Cup! Wooooooaaah!” Hugh Bowman (Marmelo) 2nd : “He ran[...]
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Cross Counter Wins The 2018 Melbourne Cup

Sheikh Mohammed has capped his worldwide investment in horse racing with Cross Counter’s win in the Melbourne Cup, a race the Dubai ruler has been trying to win for 30 years. The Godolphin team sent out three runners from three different trainers on Tuesday – Cross Counter (Charlie Appleby), Best Solution (Saeed bin Suroor) and[...]
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Morrison Proud Of Marmelo’S Cup Second

A decision to target the Melbourne Cup fresh this year has almost achieved the dream result for connections of English-trained stayer Marmelo at Flemington. And despite coming so close to winning Australia’s most famous race in his second attempt with Marmelo, trainer Hughie Morrison was understandably proud at the performance of the stayer to run[...]
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Spring Comes To Randwick For Big Cup Day

Randwick may have belonged to the bookmakers on Melbourne Cup day but Sydneysiders still managed to celebrate in style. A garden of floral dresses brightened the Randwick stands as thousands of well-heeled punters cheered the start of the live cup broadcast . But joy quickly turned to confusion when runner The Cliffsofmoher suddenly fell back[...]
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The Cliffsofmoher Latest Cup Victim

The Melbourne Cup has again been marred by the death of a horse, this time the Irish-trained The Cliffsofmoher. The Aidan O’Brien-trained horse suffered a fractured shoulder during Tuesday’s race and had to be euthanised, Racing Victoria’s executive general manager – integrity services, Jamie Stier, said in a statement. “The horse received immediate veterinary care,[...]
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Trainer Feels A Winner With Cup Placing

English trainer Charlie Fellowes says he feels like a winner after A Prince Of Arran finished in third place behind Cross Counter in the Melbourne Cup. A Prince Of Arran only won his way into Tuesday’s race with victory in the Lexus Stakes on Saturday. English stayers rarely back up three days after a victory[...]
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How The International Cup Runners Fared

Where the international contingent finished in the 2018 Melbourne Cup. 1st: Cross Counter (England), trainer Charlie Fellowes, jockey Kerrin McEvoy 2nd: Marmelo (England), Hughie Morrison, Hugh Bowman 3rd: A Prince Of Arran (England), Charlie Fellowes, Michael Walker 5th: Rostropovich (Ireland), Aidan O’Brien, Wayne Lordan 8th: Best Solution (England), Saeed bin Suroor, Pat Cosgrave 9th: Muntahaa[...]
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The Cliffsofmoher Put Down After Melb Cup

The Melbourne Cup has again been marred by the death of a horse, this time the Irish-trained The Cliffsofmoher. The Aidan O’Brien-trained horse suffered a fractured shoulder during Tuesday’s race and had to be euthanised, Racing Victoria’s executive general manager – integrity services, Jamie Stier, said in a statement. “The horse received immediate veterinary care,[...]
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Godolphin’S Record In The Melbourne Cup

GODOLPHIN IN THE MELBOURNE CUP BEST FINISHES BEFORE 2018 * 2nd Central Park, 1999 (trainer Saeed bin Suroor) * 2nd Give The Slip, 2001 (Saeed bin Suroor) * 3rd Beekeeper, 2002 (Saeed bin Suroor) * 2nd Crime Scene, 2009 (Saeed bin Suroor) * 3rd Hartnell, 2016 (John O’Shea) PRE-GODOLPHIN * Before Sheikh Mohammed set up[...]
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The Cliffsofmoher Put Down After Melb Cup

The Melbourne Cup has again been marred by the death of a horse, this time the Irish-trained The Cliffsofmoher. The Aidan O”Brien-trained horse suffered a fractured shoulder during Tuesday’s race and had to be euthanised, Racing Victoria’s executive general manager – integrity services, Jamie Stier, said in a statement. It is the fourth time in[...]
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Overseas-Trained Melbourne Cup Winners

OVERSEAS-TRAINED HORSES TO HAVE WON THE MELBOURNE CUP (From 1993 – Excludes New Zealand-trained horses) * 1993: Vintage Crop (55.5kg, 14-1) – Ireland * 2002: Media Puzzle (52.5kg, 11-2) – Ireland * 2006: Delta Blues (56kg, 16-1) – Japan * 2010: Americain (54.5kg, 12-1) – France * 2011: Dunaden (54.5kg, 15-2) – France * 2014:[...]
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Finishing Order For The 2018 Melbourne Cup

MELBOURNE CUP FINISHING ORDER: 1. Cross Counter 2. Marmelo 3. A Prince Of Arran 4. Finche 5. Rostropovich 6. Youngstar 7. Sir Charles Road 8. Best Solution 9. Muntahaa 10. Ventura Storm 11. Yucatan 12. Nakeeta 13. Zacada 14. Chestnut Coat 15. Vengeur Masque 16. Magic Circle 17. Who Shot Thebarman 18. Sound Check 19.[...]
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Cross Counter Wins The 2018 Melbourne Cup

Cross Counter has ended two decades of Melbourne Cup frustration for the powerful global stable Godolphin by winning Australia’s greatest horse race. On a rain-affected track and ridden by Kerrin McEvoy for trainer Charlie Appleby, Cross Counter defeated Marmelo and A Prince Of Arran in an all-northern hemisphere finish. One of the most influential racing[...]
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Cross Counter Wins The 2018 Melbourne Cup

Cross Counter has ended two decades of Melbourne Cup frustration for the powerful global stable Godolphin by winning Australia’s greatest horse race. On a rain-affected track and ridden by Kerrin McEvoy for trainer Charlie Appleby, Cross Counter defeated Marmelo and A Prince Of Arran in an all-northern hemisphere finish. One of the most influential racing[...]
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