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Cross Counter wins the Melbourne Cup

November 6, 2018 3:31 am

Cross Counter has won the 2018 Melbourne Cup.

The horse was guided by Australian jockey Kieran McEvoy and English trainer Charlie Appleby.

Marmelo finished second and A Prince of Arran was third.

Stuff.com reports, the four-year-old was settled at the back of the field, but powered down the outside the grab the win.

It was McEvoy’s third Cup win, while it was the first for global racing powerhouse Godolphin after many attempts to win it previously.

One of the more fancied runners, The Cliffsofmoher, broke down running down the straight the first time and had to be pulled out of the race.