Almandin wins a fifth Melbourne Cup for Lloyd Williams in blanket finish

  • Seven-year-old gelding delivers Lloyd Williams’ fifth Cup win
  • Jockey Kerrin McEvoy secures second victory, 16 years after his first
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Another year, another Melbourne Cup thriller. After Michelle Payne’s triumph 12 months ago, the 2016 edition of the famous race had a lot to live up to yet it did not disappoint as Almandin, piloted by Kerrin McEvoy, galloped to victory in one of the closest finishes in the Cup’s 156-year history.

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