Winx jockey Hugh Bowman Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo banned for a month

Angelo Anderson
November 7, 2018

Yucatan remained the favourite despite going out from $5.50 to $7 at the jump, but Cross Counter stormed home to make one racing fan $450,000 richer.

Cross Counter saluted at the fixed odds price of $9 with tab.com.au, while one lucky punter enjoyed a $[Aus] 500,000 windfall having placed a $50,000 wager at $10 on Monday. He was treated by vets for three weeks after the race, but was eventually euthanised.

RSPCA Australia says The Cliffsofmoher is the sixth horse to die during the Melbourne Cup carnival since 2013.

The Cliffsofmoher's jockey Ryan Moore looks dejected as he walks off the track, while Cross Counter's win in the Melbourne Cup plays on the big screen behind him.

British trainers Hughie Morrison and Charlie Fellowes were quick to heap praise on the gallant Melbourne Cup runs of Marmelo and A Prince Of Arran.

Bowman, who finished second behind British stayer Cross Counter in the feature race, was initially banned for 41 race meetings but had his suspension reduced to 35 meetings.

Perth Racing managing director John Yovich said the best thing about the Ascot celebrations was the nine-race card on track once the Cup had run.


"I had to go my own way and we were full of running". I thought mate, is this happening again?

"With Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle I just gave him a blank page and said "ride it as you find it".

The race was marred when the Aidan O'Brien-trained The Cliffsofmoher broke down at the winning post the first time around, breaking its right shoulder. The horse was euthanised after the race at Flemington.

One of sport's greatest hoodoos is no more and the billion-dollar Sheikh, whose earliest memory was galloping through the desert on a white stallion with his father, can finally say he is a Melbourne Cup victor.

Race-winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy was a stable rider for Godolphin before parting ways to ride freelance in 2014.

The Cup victory notched up 30 Group One wins for Godolphin worldwide in 2018.

The Melbourne Cup and America's Kentucky Derby have long eluded Sheikh Mohammed.

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