Cross Counter has set a new record as the first British-trained horse ever to win Australia’s famous race, Melbourne Cup.
Charlie Appleby saddled the 8-1 winner which has as rider, Kerrin McEvoy in the 158th running of Australia’s biggest race.
Cross Counter actually led home a 1-2-3 for British-trained runners from the pair of Marmelo and A Prince Of Arran.
The Cliffsofmoher which underwent training in Ireland at the hands of Aidan O’Brien first of all had to leave the race.
And that was when it went down after suffered a fractured right shoulder quite very early during the competitive race.
Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin team owns Cross Counter which also won the Derby at Epsom.
And that was for the first time this very year of 2018 with the Appleby-trained Masar.
“This is everybody’s dream. This year has been so incredible, winning a Derby and now this.
“I do not want it to end if I can say that,” Appleby said.
The trainer who has his location in Newmarket also said he had spoken to Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai.
Meanwhile, Mohammed who had been trying to win the race for 30 years was “over the moon” with the outcome.
“It is a challenge that has been a long road, it is a special day which I will never forget.”
Appleby said after the win which a crowd of 83,000 had actually witnessed take place live at the Flemington Racecourse.
McEvoy, Appleby celebrate Cross Counter win
The duo of Jockey, Kerrin McEvoy and trainer, Charlie Appleby have also both celebrated Cross Counter’s success.
Runway set the early pace on rain-softened ground in the world’s richest two-mile handicap race reportedly worth about A$7.3m (£4m).
While Australian jockey, McEvoy managed to avoid serious trouble at the rear of the field.
And that was the case as The Cliffsofmoher which Ryan Moore decided to ride picked up an injury.
McEvoy clincheed his third Melbourne Cup after chaning wide to launch his challenge in the straight.
That saw him passing the Charlie Fellowes-trained A Prince Of Arran and Marmelo which represented Hughie Morrison.
“I thought, mate, is this happening again?” the ecstatic 38-year-old jockey from Streaky Bay said.
On the other hand, though, he had also won on Brew (2000) and Almandin (2016).