On a day that saw more than 50mm of rain fall at Flemington, a crowd of 83,471 witnessed Godolphin and Great Britain claim their first Lexus Melbourne Cup win, and jockey Kerrin McEvoy his third victory in the $7.3 million race at Flemington.
Australia’s premier racing club, the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has announced today global luxury lifestyle brand Lexus is the new Melbourne Cup Principal Partner.
Redzel does Darley dash
Redzel led all the way to win the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) to continue a dream run for the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained five-year-old.
Kennedy Oaks Day Shines
Under brilliant sunshine, a crowd of 63,673 watched the first lady of racing Gai Waterhouse win her first $1 million Group 1 Kennedy Oaks, with her filly Pinot clinching the feature race in style at Flemington.
Kennedy Oaks Day
Kennedy Oaks Day on Thursday 9 November 2017 is traditionally known as Ladies Day (although thousands of men RSVP too!)
Youth wins the day in Emirates Melbourne Cup
The 77-year-old Lloyd Williams won a record sixth Emirates Melbourne Cup with Rekindling on Tuesday, but this time, it wasn't so much down to experience and guile. Rather, it was youth that won the day with 24-year-old Irish trainer Joseph O'Brien making an immediate and resounding impact on his Australian debut with the first three-year-old to win the race in 76 years.
Rekindling to continue 3YO dominance?
The three-year-old domination of the feature two mile races this year could force a late surge of support for Rekindling to win Tuesday's Emirates Melbourne Cup.