Cross Counter, ridden by the now three-time winning Melbourne Cup jockey, Kerrin McEvoy, has won the 2018 Melbourne Cup ahead of Marmelo and A Prince Of Arran.
McEvoy also rode the winner in the recent Everest and rode miRunners thoroughbred, Zoushack, on Everest Day.
For those unfamiliar here’s a little background on Kerrin McEvoy.
Here is the finish of the 2018 Melbourne Cup.
“What a thrill.” @kpmcevoy claims a third #MelbourneCup success.
2018 – Cross Counter
2016 – Almandin
2000 – Brew pic.twitter.com/VoXMtmfnpS
— Racing.com (@Racing) November 6, 2018
• He won his maiden Melbourne Cup in 2000 on Brew and his second on Almandin in 2016.
• He won The Everest in 2017 on Redzel and is backing up again this year aiming for the repeat.
• He won the Caulfield Cup in 2008
• He won the Golden Slipper in 2011
• McEvoy rode for Godolphin for 11 years and savoured over 500 winners in that time, resigning in 2014 to become a highly successful freelance rider.
• More recently, he enjoyed stunning success in 2016-17 with nine Group I wins in the season.
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“To me, the Melbourne Cup is still the holy grail but The Everest is a race which we needed to capture a younger market and one we’re all desperate to win. “ Kerrin shared with the SMH.
“While I’m so excited to have the chance to win The Everest again, it’s heartbreaking to not be able to ride The Autumn Sun in the Caulfield Guineas. But that’s what The Everest has done, it’s got us ducking and weaving from other states to ensure we have a ride in Sydney on the day.
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“It was an incredible feeling returning to scale on Redzel last year and if the event was that good in the first year, can you imagine where it could be in 10 or 20 years time?”
miRunners currently have two horses with units still available @ $275 (+15 p/month) the Bjorn Baker trained Rubick X Slainte, as well as the Tony Gollan trained Your Song x Sheeznodoubt plus our Geelong Community Thoroughbred, Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere @ $198 (+15 p/month) trained by Troy Corstens.