Melbourne Cup Race 2017 – Final Finishing Order

8 November, 2017

REKINDLING charged to victory in the Melbourne Cup but where did the rest of the field finish? This is the final order from first to last so you can cry with joy — or anguish — over the horse you backed or drew in the office sweep.

First
REKINDLING (22) — Trainer: Joseph O’Brien, jockey: Corey Brown
“I can’t believe it,” jockey Corey Brown said. “Oh honestly, I chased the ride about six weeks ago and with a light weight (thinking I was) a big chance to get on him.
“I can’t believe it. I have been back here from overseas about nine months and slowly and surely getting back to where I was. Mate, again I can’t believe it.”
Winning owner Lloyd Williams was thrilled.
“An absolute dream. I am so thrilled,” he said. “It is terribly exciting. I can’t put it into words to be perfectly honest.
“Just to do it with this 24-year-old (trainer Joseph O’Brien). He has been taking the world on. I thought that this horse had some chance and I thought that his run in the Ledger was good and his three-year-old form over there has been very good in the Doncaster Cup.”

Second
JOHANNES VERMEER (7) — Trainer: Aidan O’Brien, jockey: Ben Melham
Melham: “We had a good run throughout the race. I was spending the money at the furlong (200m), I thought we were home but probably the weight was the difference.”

Third
MAX DYNAMITE (9) — Trainer: Willie Mullins, jockey: Zac Purton
Purton: “It was an excellent run, very brave. He took the tight run when I asked him to and I thought when he got through there he’d really fight but it was a terrific effort anyway.” Read More…