Poms finally strike in Melbourne Cup - with the trifecta!

Rekindling's trainer Joseph O'Brien and jockey Corey Brown with the Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup: UK galloper The CliffsofMoher put down after serious injury

Saftote are offering win, place, exacta and double bets on the four races.

Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai, promoted him in 2013 when trainer Mahmood al Zarooni was given an eight-year ban after a doping scandal.

Stewards delayed the second and third races onTuesday because of visibility concerns in the first race and say they hope to make up the time to ensure the Cup goes off at its scheduled time of 3pm.

"I'd like to say I was going to repeat it, but it's going to be a pretty tall order".

The Cliffsofmoher, prepared by master trainer Aidan O'Brien, pulled up lame early in the gruelling 3200-metre handicap won by Cross Counter, and was later put down on the track after vets found the five-year-old stallion had broken a shoulder.

Cross Counter started at a $9 chance and initially settled in the second half of the field, but came through for victory, overtaking Marmelo, another British horse, in the last seconds of the race.

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

"I'm just lucky to be in a position to train these horses", said Appleby.

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In the hours after all eyes are focused on the Melbourne Cup, there comes the inevitable gaggle of punters whose eyes struggle to focus on anything at all.

But winning Australia's most famous race in the colours of Godolphin and Sheikh Mohammed is extremely satisfying for McEvoy, considering he spent many years as a retained rider for the global racing powerhouse.

The Herald Sun reported that Racing Victoria's chief steward Robert Cram criticised the senior jockey.

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

"We were lucky, bad with that horse breaking down", McEvoy said from the back of the four-year-old.

The remainder of Bowman's ban consists of 12 meetings for careless riding after he was ruled to have impeded the run of Chestnut Coat.

Winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy was also fined $3,000 for using his whip nine times before the last 100m.

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