The Melbourne Cup has been marred by the death of star United Kingdom galloper The CliffsofMoher.
A Prince Of Arran only won his way into Tuesday's race with victory in the Lexus Stakes on Saturday.
UPDATE: THERE are reports the horse injured in this year's Melbourne Cup, Cliffsofmoher, has been put down.
Perth Racing managing director John Yovich said the best thing about the Ascot celebrations was the nine-race card on track once the Cup had run.More news: Real Madrid’s projected XI vs Viktoria Plzen: Vinicius extremely probable to start
Sportsbet, the country's largest online bookmaker, said that its mobile betting platform was back up and running shortly after 2:15 pm - 45 minutes before the main race started, but technical issues remained on the desktop platform, while Ladbrokes told punters via social media that it was doing all it could to bring its services back online.
The Cliffsofmoher's jockey Ryan Moore looks dejected as he walks off the track, while Cross Counter's win in the Melbourne Cup plays on the big screen behind him.
"I was lucky enough to get a license five years ago and a few people asked me what two races I would like to win for Godolphin and thankfully I've just knocked the second one out in respect of the Derby and Melbourne Cup", Appleby said.
"It's such a huge thrill to win this for Sheikh Mohammed, to repay the faith that he showed in me", McEvoy said.
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McEvoy's wife will also be happy with her husband - who steered Redzel to victory at the world's richest turf race, The Everest, in Sydney last month - after he promised that if he won, he'd buy her a new house.
Their respect was such that Australian-born McEvoy, the 2004 St Leger-winning rider on Rule Of Law, was the obvious choice to partner the late maturing Cross Counter to a historic win as William Buick, Appleby's No 1 rider, could not make the light weight.
"I promised (my four kids) a swimming pool".
After some fallow years, this season has proved to be stellar one for Godolphin, which ended the British Flat racing season as the leading owner, claiming 113 wins, including its first Epsom Derby, and winning 4.5 million in prize money, according to the website of the British Horseracing Authority. He's the one who's encouraged us to take the chances in what we do internationally.
He said he had spoken to Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai, who was "over the moon" with the result.More news: Brazil Legend Ronaldinho Has Only £5 In His Bank Account...Passport Seized
That's because of increasing attention being given to The Everest in mid-October.