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Cross Counter wins Melbourne Cup as Kerrin McEvoy triumphs again

  • UK-trained horse wins $7.3m race at Flemington
  • Marmelo comes in second, A Prince of Arran third

After decades of trying, finally England has secured its first success in the $7.3m Melbourne Cup – and it would seem it won’t be long before they achieve another. As the all conquering Godolphin organisation ended their 30-year quest to win the Cup, Cross Counter became the first English race horse to win Australia’s most iconic sporting event.

The great grandmother of Cross Counter – who gathered in French stayer Marmelo in the closing stages to win at Flemington, while A Prince of Arran was third – was bought as a yearling in 1988 and now 30 years later the stable’s foresight in purchasing that family has reaped rich rewards.

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