Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy pre-race promise to wife

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy pre-race promise to wife

McEvoy's wife will also be happy with her husband - who steered Redzel to victory at the world's richest turf race, The Everest, in Sydney last month - after he promised that if he won, he'd buy her a new house.

It was a great run by the horse and McEvoy.

Williams has already entered the history books by becoming the first trainer to win at every racecourse - Flat or jump racing - in the United Kingdom, but came up short with Magic Circle, a six-year-old gelding he bought last October for Koukash, a former refugee from the Middle East who has built up a multimillion dollar business in England's northwest.

"To get the results that we're getting at the moment has just been phenomenal".

"It's fantastic to be second in the Melbourne Cup".

Cross Counter's triumph also capped a similarly brilliant year for his trainer Charlie Appleby and his team and for jockey, Kerrin McEvoy.

"Our thoughts are with animal lovers across the country who have been affected by this loss, and confronted by the very real risks posed by racing to the horses involved", Speechly added. A (northern hemisphere) three-year-old.

"Marmelo has run his heart out".

Wagering data from last year's Melbourne Cup Day showed that, in the immediate lead-up to the main race, a peak of 850 bets a second were being placed through Sportsbet.

He didn't repeat his Caulfield performance in the 2017 Melbourne Cup, finishing ninth.

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"It's fantastic, it's what we race horses for".

It tarnished a thrilling win by Cross Counter, who saluted ahead of Marmelo and A Prince Of Arran.

"Unfortunately these things can happen to a horse galloping around the field at home", O'Brien said.

"It's a great thrill to achieve as much as we have done".

"But when you have the master like Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle, he takes a lot of confidence in and down the back straight I could see what he was trying to do".

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

The win gave the Australian his third Cup win, but it was Sheikh Mohammed who gave him his first chance in the race, putting him on Beekeeper who finished third in 2002, and that ride led to McEvoy joining Godolphin.

"Ascot patrons will watch the race from private suites, restaurants, trackside decks, villa marquees and a range of recently upgraded outdoor spaces on course", Yovich said. "Congratulations to Hughie for bringing him over in such good order".

"(I'm) disappointed, but proud of the horse.

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