Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X

Vow And Declare wins Melbourne Cup in photo finish

By Sacha Pisani

Flemington (Melbourne), November 5: Vow And Declare upstaged a star-studded international field to win the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.

In a photo finish at Flemington, the Australian-bred gelding staved off the competition to win the eight-million Australian Dollars race.

Vow And Declare – whose trainer Danny O'Brien described the horse's chances as "a bit of a David and Goliath" task pre-race – crossed the post ahead of Master of Reality, who pipped Prince Of Arran to second place.

Winning jokey Craig Williams said: "I was lucky enough to sit on Vow And Declare. A credit to Danny O'Brien.

"It was a privilege to ride him today. We had a difficult barrier draw. The instructions, we trusted him. We know what we can do.

"Great to be associated with a great horse like this horse. I rode him on debut and Winx won a maiden years ago. He knows he has won and again… I'm so grateful to be given the opportunity."

For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Read more about: news horse racing english
Story first published: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 10:20 [IST]
Other articles published on Nov 5, 2019
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more