Godolphin's rising star Cross Counter won Australia's greatest staying race (3200m) on Tuesday from fellow raiders Marmelo (second) and A Prince of Arran (third), handing the Europeans a trifecta in the Group 1 feature.
The four-year-old gelding gave jockey Kerrin McEvoy his third victory in the famous 3,200m handicap race after he powered past Marmelo in the finishing straight.
"It is with sadness that we confirm that The Cliffsofmoher had to be humanely euthanised after sustaining a fractured right shoulder during the running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington", Racing Victoria's executive general manager integrity services Jamie Stier said.
Jockey Kerrin McEvoy celebrated his third win in the two-mile race, drawing level with active jockeys Damien Oliver and Glen Boss.
But an abandonment of the 2018 Melbourne Cup meeting is highly unlikely and would only occur if it the health and safety of those involved - not least the horses and jockeys - was called into question.
The race was marred when the Aidan O'Brien-trained The Cliffsofmoher broke down at the winning post the first time around, breaking its right shoulder.
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Cross Counter, trained by Charlie Appleby and quoted at 10-1, gets in at a light weight but will be having only its eighth start.
"I am just so delighted". I can't believe it - I'm over the moon.
"I'd like to say I was going to repeat it, but it's going to be a pretty tall order".
Previous year it was reported his efforts to win the Cup, combined with other racing operations Down Under, had set him back $1.1 billion.
Victoria Racing Club chairwoman Amanda Elliot paid tribute to the persistence of Sheikh Mohammed, who is also the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. "It's great that an English trainer has finally won this race".
It's been a stellar season for Appleby, landing his first Epsom Derby, recording a victory at the Breeders Cup meeting in Kentucky and then Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.
'We want the camps shut down and evacuated, and we don't think Melbourne should be doing all this neo-liberal capitalist celebrating while people and horses are dying, ' the woman, who introduced herself as Sam said.
"It's the best race in the world", he told the crowd at Federation Square.