McEvoy wins on Almandin at Melbourne Cup 2016
Almandin, ridden by Australian Kerrin McEvoy, won the 156th running of the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s most popular horse race.
It was McEvoy’s second Melbourne Cup success, after first winning with Brew in 2000. The 36-year-old said it was “a dream come true”, BBC reported.
Known as the “race that stops a nation”, the event is the world’s richest two-mile handicap.
Heartbreak City was second, with prerace favorite Hartnell in third.
A crowd of more than 100,000 people gather at Flemington Racecourse for Australia’s richest race, which draws a deep field of talent from home and abroad to compete for the A$3.6m (£2.25m; $2.75m) prize.
Full Melbourne Cup 2016 finishing order
1. Almandin, 2. Heartbreak City, 3. Hartnell, 4. Qewy, 5. Who Shot Thebarman, 6. Almoonqit, 7. Beautiful Romance, 8. Exospheric, 9. Pentathlon, 10. Big Orange, 11. Grand Marshal, 12. Oceanographer, 13. Bondi Beach, 14. Grey Lion, 15. Jameka, 16. Excess Knowledge, 17. Our Ivanhowe, 18. Sir John Hawkwood, 19. Assign, 20. Gallante, 21. Secret Number, 22. Wicklow Brave, 23. Curren Mirotic, 24. Rose of Virginia