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The press thought they could stay dry inside the media room at Flemington. Prince Andrew, the oligarchs and a new bombshell for Joe Biden: GUY ADAMS uncovers Hunter's links to a suspect regime (and the Duke of York) just how much damage can he cause? [2] It was the last Melbourne Cup broadcast by the Seven Network before Network Ten takes over in 2019. It could have been worse, [jockey] Ryan [Moore] could have taken a fall off him, someone could have been seriously injured. Although only Victoria takes the day off, around the country most businesses stop for the 3pm (AEDST) race and share ‘office sweepstakes’, champagne and lunch. The 2018 Melbourne Cup (known commercially as 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup) was the 158th running of the Melbourne Cup, a prestigious Australian Thoroughbred horse race. That's all we have for today's live updates of the Melbourne Cup. It wasn't long after the race that the decision was made to euthanise the horse. Trainer Ciaron Maher was on hand for Bella Rosa’s win and was quick to lay all the praise on the filly’s class and his team’s training performance. It is quite simply the most prestigious horse race in Australia. The break in the rain didn't last long as a massive downpour sent racegoers running for cover just as they felt safe wandering around unprotected. Fifty Stars remained race favourite all week, but he was a big drifter in betting as punters rallied around a few of his wet-track specialist opponents. In towns and cities across Australia, restaurants are filled with social and family groups taking the opportunity to celebrate the culture of our nation and a mid-week break from normal activities. There's sure to be a host of celebrities turning up to the races, many packing out the VIP-only Birdcage. Cool Passion has taken advantage of an ideal position in transit to win the last on 2018 Melbourne Cup Day. We'll bring you all the action from the track and and stands as it happens. Channel 10 hold the rights for the race from next year. Bookies say the rain is keeping punters away from the course as they see everyone looking soggy and miserable when reading the news. THINK! McEvoy made light of the situation by upending the Cup to pour out the water. She rocked up in a white dress with a lacey white long-sleeved top over it, along with a black beret. Champagne? McEvoy was able to get the horse to switch off despite almost being hampered for a run by The Cliffsofmoher early, and he began to steadily work the horse off the fence and towards the pace as the field rounded for home. Offered a clear line when she arrived in the straight, she sustained a strong enough run to beat a fast-finishing Princess Posh and Savatiano. “It was his first run in Australia, he’s a nice, big, strong type and he got through that ground OK,” McEvoy said of the impressive staying performance. Fascinator? 'We are currently having some technical issues,' Ladbrokes tweeted just after 1.30pm. “Just so good to get on these lovely staying horses, prepared beautifully by Godolphin and it’s just such a thrill.”. The 'race that stops the nation' is scheduled to start at 3pm. Race 2 was supposed to start at 11.30am but was pushed back to 11.40am and took several more minutes to go after that. Punters aren't the only ones getting wet in the torrential rain, even those safely (or so they thought) inside boxes are suffering. Lindy Klim, former wife of Australian swimming champion Michael Kilm, is among the first celebs to hit the red carpet. See all the crazy photos here. WHEN IS THE 2018 MELBOURNE CUP? There are a number of packages available, so plan your Melbourne Cup Carnival experience before it’s too late. He was allowed plenty of time of balance before he was asked for an extra effort and he let down with a monstrous turn of foot to easily beat home his rivals. Melbourne Cup 2018: Final finishing order . “We were lucky, we were right near that horse that broke down and we were lucky to get through,” McEvoy said.

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