Rekindling Takes Out The 2017 Melbourne Cup
Joseph O'Brien has beaten his famous father to Melbourne Cup glory, training Rekindling to win Australia's greatest race.
In a father-and-son
Max Dynamite completed an Irish trifecta in taking the minor placing.
Ridden by Sydney jockey Corey Brown, Rekindling saluted as a $15 chance to give owner Lloyd Williams a sixth win in the race.
"I chased the ride about six weeks ago and with a
"It is so special, I have my family with me and the girls are old enough to come to the races and enjoy it. I am lost for words."
His owner, Lloyd Williams said the win was a “dream”.
"It's a dream for me, absolute dream." Lloyd Williams becomes a six-time Melbourne Cup-winning owner. pic.twitter.com/mFJUHm3tID— Racing.com (@Racing) November 7, 2017
Rekindling’s trainer, Joseph O’Brien said earlier in the week that he’d had a good season.
“He’s been busy, running consistently well all year,” he told the Herald Sun.
Rekindling wins the 2017 #EmiratesMelbourneCup from Johannes Vermeer and Max Dynamite.— FlemingtonRacecourse (@FlemingtonVRC) November 7, 2017
Rekindling came from midfield and just when Johannes Vermeer ($13), also jointly owned by Williams, was being hailed the winner, he had no answer to the four-year-old's challenge.
Max Dynamite ($20),
The Irish trio
Big Duke was the first Australian-trained horse across the line, finishing fourth.