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In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018

British raider Cross Counter won the coveted $5.2 million (Aus$7.3 million) Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday to give the renowned Godolphin stable their maiden victory after 20 years of trying.

In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
Kerrin McEvoy who rode Cross Counter celebrates as he returns to scale after winning race 7, the Lexus Melbourne Cup during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
Kerrin McEvoy (L) and trainer Charlie Appleby (R) pose with trophies after Cross Counter won Race 7, Lexus Melbourne Cup during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
The horses go around the bend in race 7, the Lexus Melbourne Cup during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
Horse on the first lap in race 7 the Lexus Melbourne Cup during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
Zac Purton rides #13 Kaonic to win race eight the Furphy Plate during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 06, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
Ryan Moore checks Cliffs Of Moher who broke down in the first lap in race 7 the Lexus Melbourne Cup during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
The new Club Stand during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
Jockeys line up before race 7 the Lexus Melbourne Cup during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
Race-goers wear figures of horse heads ahead of the running of the Melbourne Cup in Melbourne on November 6, 2018.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
William Buick rides #13 Pohutukawa to win race six the Jim Beam Black Stakes during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 06, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
Brett Prebble riding Legend Of Condor celebrates winning in race 5 the Schweppes Flemington Fling during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
Kerrin McEvoy rides Shraaoh to win race 4, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Plate during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
Ben Allen riding Fifty Stars winning Race 3,Grinders Coffee Roasters Trophy during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
One More Try ridden by Linda Meech (R) wins race 2 the TAB APP Trophy during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In pictures: Victory for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin on Melbourne Cup Day 2018
Mark Zahra riding Bella Rosa wins Race 1, Bumble Stakes during Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.