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All excitement and the wins of Melbourne Cup 2019

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Melbourne Cup 2019
Craig Williams celebrates after riding Vow And Declare to win the 2019 Melbourne Cup at Flemington.

With lots of fan fare and excitement it was all win for Vow and Declare to grab the 2019 Melbourne Cup.  Vow and Declare took the Melbourne Cup with odds of $11. This racehorse stunned bettors by coming in first with jockey Craig Williams. This is Williams’ first ever cup win and the first-place winner was stunned. In a stunning race, Vow and Declare jumped ahead of favourites Cross Counter and Mer De Glace.

The Australian-bred horse saw off rivals in a field of 24 to take the Cup, at the annual blockbuster event at Flemington Racecourse. Trained by Danny O’Brien, Vow and Declare gave Australia a much longed for victory at the 3,200-meter (1.98 mile) race after a decade of foreign winners.

Williams and O’Brien take the top prize of AU$4.4 million ($3 million), according to News.com.au. Total prize money, including trophies, came to a record AU$8 million ($5.5 million) this year.

The win for Vow and Declare

The win for Vow and Declare

Vow and Declare weigh just 52kg and started on barrier 21, one of the worst for racers. However, that didn’t seem to dampen Williams’ abilities to help his horse to victory. After the Caulfield Cup, experts were predicting a high finish, but not a win. It’s nice to see Aussies surprising the world once in a while.

Meanwhile, Cross Counter failed to crack the top six, probably losing a few punters the full set. Constantinople was also now where to be found. Another surprising horse was Prince of Arran, who wasn’t even part of the top ten predictions. All in all, the Melbourne Cup appears to have kept its reputation of being entertaining and dramatic.

In a final dramatic twist, Michael Walker, jockey for Prince of Arran, has been fined for “excessive whip use” and banned for seven meetings. As such, Walker will need to pay $10 000. While Frankie Dettori, jockey of Master of Reality, has been banned for nine meetings after his interference.

The winners of Melbourne Cup 2019

  • 1st: 23 – Vow and Declare (Danny O’Brien) Williams (21)52kg
  • 2nd:12 – Prince of Arran (Charlie Fellowes)  Walker (8) 54kg
  • 3rd: 20 – Il Paradiso (Aidan O’Brien)  Lordan (17)52.5kg
  • 4th: 3 – Master of Reality (Joseph O’Brien)  Dettori(1) 55.5kg
  • 5th: 18 – Surprise Baby(Paul Presuker) Childs (20) 53.5kg
  • 6th: 2 – Mer De Glace (Hishashi Shimizu)  Lane (2) 56kg
  • 7th: 11 –Finche (Chris Waller)  McEvoy (4) 54kg
  • 8th:1 – Cross Counter (Charlie Appleby)  Buick (5) 57.5kg
  • 9th: 21 – Steel Prince(Anthony Freedman)  Prebble (16) 52.5kg
  • 10th: 15 – Magic Wand(Aidan O’Brien)  Moore (24) 53.5kg
  • 11th: 10 –Twilight Payment (Joseph O’Brien)  Bowman (19) 55kg

Always held on the first Tuesday of November, the Melbourne Cup is one of the world’s most revered races and the highlight of a week-long carnival of racing, fashion, food and culture.

Melbourne Cup Punter wins $793 000 from a $10 Bet at Crown Melbourne

Melbourne Cup Punter wins $793 000 from a $10 Bet at Crown Melbourne

If Craig Williams took away the Melbourne Cup trophy a $10 bet at Crown Melbourne on Melbourne Cup and won $793 000. This lucky Melbourne Cup punter made a $10 top four wager, had no idea he’d won as his date brushed him off. In fact, he probably had bigger things on his mind when the stewards inquired into Master of Reality’s interference of Il Paradiso. According to the punter, he thought he’d guessed right, but in the wrong order.

While speaking to SEN Breakfast, the Melbourne Cup punter said he’d had a few more drinks after being dumped. Before his date left for the five o’clock train, Kenny (no last name) opened up his Sportsbet app in the hopes of making another bet. Instead he “suddenly started screaming”. He’d just received the notification that he’d won the jackpot of a lifetime.

In his own words, Kenny admitted to “gambling heavily in the past” but he says he’ll put his new fortune to better use. While he bought lunch and a few drinks after receiving the news, he told SEN Breakfast he still hasn’t spent a cent of his winnings. He says he’ll stay a carpenter and possibly buy a house on the Gold Coast. That’s one smart Melbourne Cup punter. Kenny hopes to keep his winning streak going at Oaks Day and win a little more.

Though the Melbourne Cup is officially over, and two jockeys have been banned from further races after the Cup, and it’s hard to say who will win the next fixture. You can also try your luck with Australian horse races and place your bet online at many of the reputed sports bookies. (with input from news sources)

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