Rekindling wins Melbourne Cup

November 8, 2017

Rekindling has won the 2017 Melbourne Cup horse race.

The race turned into a thrilling finish as Rekindling came from behind to overtake Johannes Vermeer in the final straight.

Rekindling was trained by Joseph O’Brien whose father Aidan O’Brien trained the horse that got second place.

Max Dynamite came in third place to make the first three horses all from Ireland.

Big Duke was the first Australian-trained horse across the line, finishing fourth.

Last year’s winner, Alandin, finished 12th, with the only Kiwi entry, Humidor, in 19th.

What is the Melbourne Cup?
The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse race.
It is a 3,200 metre horse race.
It is the richest “two-mile” in the world, and one of the richest turf races.
The event starts at 3pm on the first Tuesday in November and is known locally as “the race that stops a nation”.

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