"This is a race we have been trying to win for years and I'm just fortunate to turn up with the right horse".
A Prince Of Arran only won his way into Tuesday's race with victory in the Lexus Stakes on Saturday.
Godolphin's owner, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, had spent a fortune sending horses to the "race that stops a nation" over two decades and now tastes victory after linking up with Newmarket trainer Appleby.
Since its foundation in 1992, Godolphin, which was named after Godolphin Arabian, a stallion imported to England three centuries ago, has fielded 4,664 horses in more than 26,000 runs.
"I am just so delighted. It's just great for the team".
While the task of getting Cross Counter to one of the world's most gruelling races in peak fitness was performed to perfection, it was the horse who produced the ultimate winning effort.
Another Aidan O'Brien horse, Yucatan, had gone off as favourite, ahead of English stayer Magic Circle.
At Ascot, racegoers will have the best of both worlds - live racing and the $7.05 million Cup at 12pm beamed on the track's big screen and across the racecourse, which this year features the new Flametree Garden area for general admission patrons.
Heavy rain slowed progress on the track and created challenging conditions in the stands, with Australian media reporting that the roofs had collapsed of some facilities at Flemington.
Temporary boardwalks had to be laid down to save punters' shoes from the rising floodwaters at Flemington's world-famous Birdcage, but the skies had cleared by the time the main event came around at 3 p.m. local time (12 a.m ET).
"The Chairmen and Directors of the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) extend their sympathies to the Williams family and the connections of The CliffsofMoher, which was euthanised after he went amiss in the Lexus Melbourne Cup", a statement read.
"It's fantastic to be second in the Melbourne Cup".
Protesters used the opportunity on Tuesday to highlight animal rights and the country's treatment of refugees.
Wagering data from last year's Melbourne Cup Day showed that, in the immediate lead-up to the main race, a peak of 850 bets a second were being placed through Sportsbet. It was also 20 years after Faithful Son became the first runner for the Godolphin operation in Melbourne.
It's the ultimate legacy fight, the ultimate career-defining fight, and that's what is really spurring him on. I believe he started camp very early; I saw him at the AJ fight and he looked in good shape already.
It also criticized the fact that "billions" of people have to connect to the Web through "a small handful of huge companies". Employees of Google , Facebook , and other tech giants have also voiced similar concerns publicly over the past few months.
The Blackhawks missed the playoffs last season for the first time in Quenneville's 10 seasons since he was hired in 2008. There will not be a storybook fourth championship for the core of players who rescued a franchise.
But unless the ex-Barca whiz can somehow find KSh 231 million, his trip to Kenya and Europe looks to be in jeopardy. Ronaldinho is scheduled to take part in The Game of Champions friendly in Frankfurt on November 17.
Newcastle went 2-0 up inside 10 minutes but United recovered to win, with Alexis Sanchez's 90th-minute goal sealing victory. The FA is to appeal an independent regulatory commission's decision to clear Jose Mourinho of improper conduct.
New Delhi has poured $2 billion into development in Afghanistan since the 2001 US -led overthrow of the Taliban government. Iran has plans to link the port by railway to Zahedan on the Pakistani border up to Mashhad in the northeast.
Sessions received the request to resign from Kelly, not the President, on Wednesday morning, an administration official said. Trump forced Jeff Sessions out as attorney general on Wednesday after the midterm elections.
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