"He made a lovely move around the outside, down the back straight there, got himself into contention".
The death of the 5-year-old Irish racehorse, ridden by jockey Ryan Moore, cast a shadow over the 157th Melbourne Cup, where English thoroughbred Cross Counter triumphed.
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 handsome horse dead. Trainer Adrian O'Brien told the Herald Sun things did not "look good" for the horse after the race. Topweight Best Solution, from the Godolphin stable of Saeed Bin Suroor, posted his third consecutive Group One victory in the Caulfield Cup over 1 ½ miles.
Owner Nick Williams said tactics and tempo in the Caulfield Cup meant Hugh Bowman could not have finished any closer to victor Best Solution.
Australia's premier horse race, the Melbourne Cup, has run despite early wet weather which cleared for the main event on Tuesday afternoon. I thought mate, is this happening again?
"I was travelling back from somewhere when I heard about it and my first impression was "oh God", Appleby said.
The rain caused delays to races two and three, and also to trains bringing racing fans to the course, according to tweets from Melbourne's public transport network.
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Tests showed that she had fractured three ribs on her left side and she has been admitted for observation and treatment. A chief complication is pneumonia, when patients don't breathe deeply enough or cough enough because of the rib pain.
Wagering data from last year's Melbourne Cup Day showed that, in the immediate lead-up to the main race, a peak of 850 bets a second were being placed through Sportsbet. "All those days have accumulated in us winning a Melbourne Cup together". It's since become the defining fixture of the Australian horse racing calendar.
Marmelo was second with A Prince Of Arran, victor of Saturday's Lexus Stakes at the same course, in third.
Chris Waller-trained Finche came in fourth to be the best of the locally prepared horses, while Japanese entrant Chestnut Coat was 14th.
"He came virtually from last to almost first", Morrison said.
"Before they've even finished maturing, these 500-kilogram [1,102 pounds] animals are forced to race at breakneck speeds while being whipped and pushed past their limits, supported on ankles as small as those of humans".
Cross Counter's win has spared Melburnians the sight of Koukash's outlandish planned celebration.
"I'm going to take off my clothes off, keep my tie and thong and shoes socks on".