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The 2017 Melbourne Cup Day results will be updated all afternoon long at races.com.au and we are set for a truly epic edition of ‘the race that stops a nation’.
There are ten races set to take place at Flemington this afternoon, but there is no doubt that the Melbourne Cup is the highlight and it is one of the most open edition of the race in recent memory.
You can make a case for just about every horse in the 2017 Melbourne Cup field, but it is Marmelo ($7.50) that is currently a narrow favourite on the back of his fast-finishing effort in the Caulfield Cup.
Last year’s winner Almandin is on the second line of betting at a quote of $9.50 from Caulfield Cup placegetter Johannes Vermeer at $10, Ladbrokes Cox Plate runner-up Humidor at $11, Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes runner-up Wall Of Fire at $12 and Northern Hemisphere three-year-old Rekindling at $14.
There have already been plenty of big bets placed on the race with [Ladbrokes], but none bigger than the $100,000 that was placed on Marmelo to place yesterday afternoon.
There are number of other excellent races set to take place at Flemington this afternoon and we will keep you up to date with the results in every single race.
Don’t miss out on the all the 2017 Melbourne Cup Day results – keep coming back to races.com.au all afternoon to kick up to date with all of the results.
2017 Melbourne Cup Day Day Results
Race 7 (3:00pm) – $6,000,000 Group 1 Melbourne Cup Results
Rekindling wore down Johannes Vermeer to win a thrilling edition of the 2017 Melbourne Cup.
Johannes Vermeer hit the front at the 300 metre mark and looked set to run away with the Melbourne Cup, but Rekindling kept on finding.
Rekindling pulled alongside Johannes Vermeer inside the shadows of the post and got his nose in front of his rival to claim another Melbourne Cup victory for Lloyd Williams.
It was an incredible Melbourne Cup not only for Williams, but for the O’Brien family as Joseph O’Brien recorded a very narrow victory over his famous father Aidan O’Brien.
“Aidan would be so excited – not just because he has run second, but his 23-year-old son has won the race,” Williams said.
“We got this horse as a yearling.
“David Watchman had him originally and when Joseph O’Brien got his licence we gave it to him.
“It is a dream and I am so thrilled.
“I can’t put it into words to be perfectly honest.
“I thought those horse had some chance because I thought his run in the Leger was good and I’ve been saying to people that the three-year-old form over there has been very good.”
Corey Brown timed his ride to perfection on Rekindling to claim his second Melbourne Cup win after winning the race for the first time with Shocking in 2009.
Brown has had a tough time re-establishing himself in Australia since he returned from Singapore 18 months ago and he said that the Melbourne Cup win had made all the hard work worth it.
“I felt a little bit left out – I’d lost my spot because I’d been away too long,” Brown said.
“I’ve been slowly chipping away too get back to where I was and I am just starting to feel the love now.
“I’ve been getting plenty of opportunities in big races, but just the midweek races I’ve been struggling to get back to where I was.
“I had a great run.
“I had to get down to 51.5, but it is all worth it when you get wins like this.
“I was a fraction slow away, but after speaking to Joseph I didn’t want to rev him up and get him too keen.
“In transit he had the perfect run and he deserved to be the winner.”
Johannes Vermeer was incredibly gallant in defeat and continued his stellar run since arriving in Australia, while Max Dynamite was able to round out the placings in third place.
- 1st – Rekindling
- 2nd – Johannes Vermeer
- 3rd – Max Dynamite
Race 1 (11:00am) – $150,000 Group 3 Emirates 100th A380 Stakes Results
Setsuna led from start to finish to record a dominant win in the Emirates 100th A380 Stakes at Flemington this morning.
Stephen Baster took Setsuna straight to the front in the early stages of the race and she was quickly able to find the inside running rail.
Setsuna was kept under a heavy hold until the 300 metre mark and she responded strongly when she was asked for an extra effort.
- 1st – Setsuna
- 2nd – Roobeena
- 3rd – Aristocratic Miss
Race 2 (11:40pm) – $120,000 TAB Trophy Results
Tahanee upstaged Invincibella to win the TAB Trophy at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day.
Invincibella missed the start by almost four lengths and that proved to be the difference as Tahanee was able to settle in a forward position.
Tahanee’s victory was her first in Australia after she started her racing career in Argentina.
- 1st – Tahanee
- 2nd – Invincibella
- 3rd – Stormsabrewing
Race 3 (12:15pm) – $120,000 Lavazza Short Black Handicap Results
Dollar For Dollar finished over the top of Milwaukee to record an impressive win in the Lavazza Short Black Handicap.
Milwaukee kicked clear at the top of the straight, but he clearly tired inside the 150 metres and Dollar For Dollar was able to run away from his rivals late.
The victory of Dollar For Dollar was the first Melbourne Cup Day winner for Jamie Kah and she was absolutely delighted.
- 1st – Dollar For Dollar
- 2nd – Land Of Plenty
- 3rd – Milwaukee
Race 4 (12:50pm) – $120,000 Ronald McDonald House Charities Plate Results
Fanatic returned to her best form to record an impressive win in a thrilling edition of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Plate at Flemington this afternoon.
The on-pace horses looked as though they were going to fight out the finish, but Fanatic emerged from the pack late and showed an exceptional turn-of-foot to finish over the top of her rivals.
Fanatic had failed to fire during the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival, but the win has co-trainer David Hayes optimistic about her career going forward.
- 1st – Fanatic
- 2nd – Sherlock Holmes
- 3rd – Swacadelic
Race 5 (1:25pm) – $120,000 Flemington Fling Results
Prezado flashed down the outside of the field to win the Flemington Fling on Melbourne Cup Day.
There was no money for Prezado in the lead-up to the Flemington Fling, but he responded extremely well when he was asked for an extra effort from jockey Chris Symons and he finished over the top of Bandipur.
Property was well-backed in the lead-up to the Flemington Fling, but he was never able to get into the race.
- 1st – Prezado
- 2nd – Bandipur
- 3rd – William Thomas
Race 6 (2:00pm) – $150,000 Listed Lexus Hybrid Plate Results
Our Crown Mistress continued the stellar Spring of the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott team with a tough win in the Lexus Hybrid Plate.
Stephen Baster has developed an outstanding partnership with the Waterhouse/Bott team in recent months and he timed his run to perfection on the talented filly.
Luqyaa made up plenty of ground in the final stages, but Our Crown Mistress was too good and she made it four wins on the trot.
- 1st – Our Crown Mistress
- 2nd – Luqyaa
- 3rd – Warranty
Race 8 (4:05pm) – $150,000 Listed James Boag’s Premium Stakes Results
Odeon delivered Chris Symons a Melbourne Cup Day double with a strong win in the James Boag’s Premium Stakes at Flemington this afternoon.
When the James Boag’s Premium Stakes field was released Odeon was the first emergency, but the scratching of Kidmenever saw him earn a start in the race and he took advantage of the opportunity.
The James Boag’s Premium Stakes was run at a strong early tempo and that played into the hands of Odeon, who outstayed his rivals late.
- 1st – Odeon
- 2nd – Life Less Ordinary
- 3rd – Second Bullet
Race 9 (4:45pm) – $150,000 Listed MSS Security Sprint Results
Ocean Embers finished over the top of Faatinah to win the MSS Security Sprint at Flemington this afternoon.
The field split into two groups in the early stages of the MSS Security Sprint and it was the outside group that had the ascendancy.
Faatinah was forced to settle for a second place finish in the race for the second year in a row as Ocean Embers was able to finish over the top of him late.
- 1st – Ocean Embers
- 2nd – Faatinah
- 3rd – I Thought So
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