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Online betting sites crashed in lead-up to Melbourne Cup

Online betting sites crashed in lead-up to Melbourne Cup

CROSS Counter has won the 2018 Melbourne Cup, in a race marred by the death of Irish galloper The Cliffsofmoher, which was injured inside the first 600m.

But it was also noted in the coverage that the horse frequently did this before races, including when he ran without incident last start in the Caulfield Cup to finish third.

Leading jockey Hugh Bowman has been slapped with a one-month suspension for three separate offences following his Melbourne Cup ride aboard Marmelo.

The CliffsofMoher had won $1.7 million dollars for his owners.Today, he broke his shoulder during the 2018 #MelbourneCup & died on track behind the notorious "green screen of death".Animals & #gambling money are a TOXIC mix.Another handsome horse dead.

Channel 7 confirmed a tweet from racing.com editor-in-chief Shane Anderson which revealed the five-year-old suffered a fractured shoulder early in the race and "could not be saved".

Online sports-betting sites crashed nationwide in the lead-up to the Melbourne Cup, the busiest betting event of the year.

In 2015, fan favourite Red Cadeaux was euthanised weeks after breaking his leg during the race.




The Herald Sun reported that Racing Victoria's chief steward Robert Cram criticised the senior jockey.

Appleby, who said Godolphin's first Melbourne Cup win would only increase their hunger to win the great race again in future years, paid Kerrin McEvoy an enormous tribute for the win.

Described as a "tragedy" by veteran Seven commentator Bruce McAvaney, the United Kingdom raider pulled up lame as the field passed the finishing post for the first time. "He's really sweating up badly".

Ryan Moore pulls up The Cliffsofmoher after it broke down in the first lap of the Melbourne Cup.

McEvoy's association with Godolphin ignited the day he rode Beekeeper in the Melbourne Cup, finishing third behind Media Puzzle in 2002.

Global or imported gallopers filled the first five placings in the Cup, with Marmelo justifying his strong support ($16 into $12) to grab second, ahead of A Prince Of Arran.


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