Shocking, the mount of Corey Brown, came with a late run to deny Godolphin their first Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday.
Emirates’ guest Miss Zara Phillips and pop star Ronan Keating in the Emirates Marquee on Emirates Melbourne Cup day.
Zara Phillips, who was an exclusive guest of Emirates and the Victoria Racing Club, said: “The Emirates Melbourne Cup is one of the most exciting and prestigious races in the world. I am delighted to join Emirates and the Victoria Racing Club for the celebration that stops a nation. I have a personal passion for horses and am so pleased to join Australians on their big racing day.
Zara Phillips with Gary Chapman, President Group Services & Dnata, Emirates Group, in the Emirates Marquee on Emirates Melbourne Cup day.\n Crime Scene, with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle, set sail for home but could not hold off the fast finishing Shocking, a four-year-old son of Street Cry, with the Dubai-based team having to settle for the runners-up position once again.
Miss Zara Phillips, (left) with Mr and Mrs Andrew Hoy in the Emirates Marquee on Emirates Melbourne Cup day.\n The Emirates marquee, in the famed social hotspot of the Birdcage, was alive with the vibrant colours, cosmopolitan culture and the rich heritage of India.
Ronan Keating and the Emirates Melbourne Cup in the Emirates Marquee. Guests included Royal and accomplished equestrian Miss Zara Phillips, pop star Ronan Keating, actress Sophie Monk, racing's Emma Freedman, television stars Jules Lund and Sybilla Deen, entrepreneur Nicholas Bolton, athlete Steve Hooker, Collingwood players Shane O’Bree and Josh Fraser, and Sonya Walger from Channel 7’s FlashForward.
Miss Zara Phillips (centre), Lauren Phillips and Kate Waterhouse in the Emirates Marquee on Emirates Melbourne Cup day.\n Emirates is the Principal Partner of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and the title sponsor of the Emirates Melbourne Cup and Emirates Stakes.