Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

The Cliffsofmoher put down after Melb Cup

The Cliffsofmoher put down after Melb Cup

Ryan Moore attempts to stop The Cliffsofmoher after it injured its shoulder early in the Melbourne Cup.

In a statement the RSPCA said there was a growing number of Australians who felt uncomfortable watching horse racing.

Cross Counter is also a member of a family with which Sheikh Mohammed has been involved through four generations.

McEvoy said: "What a thrill - to do it for Sheikh Mohammed and Charlie Appleby".

After watching video of Kerrin McEvoy galloping Cross Counter a week ago Appleby knew Sheikh Mohammed's first Cup victor was on track.

English trainer Charlie Fellowes says he feels like a victor after A Prince Of Arran finished in third place behind Cross Counter in the Melbourne Cup.

He said he had spoken to Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai, who was "over the moon" with the result.

Victorian stewards were able to avoid calling off the Melbourne Cup mid race - won by Charlie Appleby's Cross Counter - but the Lloyd Williams and Coolmore-owned The Cliffsofmoher could not be saved.

Dr Koukash is very confident his horse Magic Circle will win the Cup and just as determined to celebrate in a way no owner has before.

"I was travelling back from somewhere when I heard about it and my first impression was "oh God", Appleby said.

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Foreign horses have won several of the key leadup races to this year.

The trainer said: "This is all down to Sheikh Mohammed, he's the one that's given us all the encouragement to take the chances in what we do internationally". It's a day I will never forget.

"This year's victor, Cross Counter, is one of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's", she said at the post-race ceremony.

The day is also a public holiday in the host state of Victoria, which this year experienced heavy rains causing flooding and disruption to transport in the morning leading up to the race.

In 2014 two horses Admire Rakti and Araldo were put down following the race. "We had plenty of trips away and some good times on the track".

Another English horse to back is Marmelo who loves the wet with a win and a place from 4 starts and is now a $13 chance.

Godolphin first entered the Melbourne Cup in 1998 with Faithful Son and has more than 900 runners a year in Australia alone.

"Today's tragedy is a stark reminder of the risks these horses face every time they run, and highlights that behind the gloss and glamour of Cup celebrations there is a dark reality".

The Newmarket-based Appleby, who gave Godolphin its first Epsom Derby victor, Masar, in June, added: "This is huge for everybody".

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