Cross Counter wins Melbourne Cup for Godolphin stable

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — English stayer Cross Counter, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, gave Dubai-based Godolphin stable its first Melbourne Cup with victory in Australia's largest and most prestigious horse race on Tuesday. The race was marred when the Aidan O'Brien-trained The Cliffsofmoher broke down at the winning post the first time around, breaking its right […]

Foreign raiders set sights on Australia's Melbourne Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Irish trained five-year-old Yucatan will likely start favourite in Australia's Melbourne Cup, expected to be run on a soft track at Flemington racecourse. Trained at Tipperary by regular Cup campaigner Aidan O'Brien, Yucatan became favourite for the 158th running of the two-mile handicap on Tuesday when he easily won the Herbert […]