Melbourne Cup won by British horse and British trainer for the first time

Racing history made as Cross Counter, trained by Charlie Appleby, wins Australia’s biggest race The coveted Melbourne Cup is heading to England for the first time after Cross Counter, the four-year-old bay trained at Newmarket by Charlie Appleby, stormed down the home straight to win Australia’s biggest race. Cross Counter’s victory was the first time a British-trained horse has won the race at Flemington, this year valued at $7.3m. The win also represented another first: the breaking of Godolphin and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s 30-year drought at the race. Continue reading...