Melbourne Cup: The Cliffsofmoher dies after injury in Australian race

Dr Koukash at the barrier draw

Dr Koukash at the barrier draw

McEvoy launched himself into rare company with his 2018 win, joining the likes of Glen Boss, Darby Munro and Damien Oliver as jockeys to win three Melbourne Cups.

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.

One TAB punter is certain to be rejoicing after placing $50,000 on Cross Counter at $10 following the barrier draw to win $500,000.

Thirty years after having his first Melbourne Cup runner and two decades after having his first lash at the race for Godolphin, Sheikh Mohammed has finally lived his Melbourne Cup fantasy.

Regal Monarch, trained by Chris Waller, was euthanised after falling in race four previous year, while British stayer Red Cadeaux was put down two weeks after falling and breaking a leg in the 2015 Melbourne Cup.

Cross Counter's win was the first Cup triumph for the famed Godolphin stable, who had never won Australia's greatest race in more than 20 attempts.

"I did promise (the kids) a swimming pool", McEvoy said.

"At 400, I had to go my own way and I was full of running".

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Kerrin McEvoy's historic ride on Cross Counter in the Melbourne Cup may have come at a big cost, after making a stunning promise to his wife Cathy before the race.

"Our thoughts are with animal lovers across the country who have been affected by this loss, and confronted by the very real risks posed by racing to the horses involved", said spokesperson Jane Speechley.

The Cliffsofmoher was put down after suffering a fractured right shoulder.

Vets were forced to euthanise the horse after it broke down about 1000 metres into the 3200-metre race.

Godolphin's other horses were the James Cummings-trained Avilius, who finished 23rd, and Caulfield Cup victor Best Solution, who came eighth.

Godolphin has tried for many years to win "The Race That Stops A Nation", and Tuesday at Flemington Racecourse in Australia, the drought ended with a victory by 3-year-old Cross Counter (GB) in the Melbourne Cup for Sheik Mohammed's team, including trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey Kerrin Mcevoy.

Appleby said it was every trainer's dream to win the Melbourne Cup.

"This is all down to Sheikh Mohammad". He's the one who's encouraged us to take the chances in what we do internationally.

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