Melbourne Cup winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy pre-race promise to wife

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"So look out", he said.

Tellytrack (Dstv 239) are taking Races 7/8/9/10 - the Melbourne Cup being the seventh race and off at 06h00.

Speaking to media prior to the race, McEvoy revealed that he had promised his kids a swimming pool and his wife a house if he took out a third Melbourne Cup, and now he is set to stay true to his word.

"When I was lucky enough to get the job, I said there were two things I wanted to do - win the Derby and the Melbourne Cup", he said.

Parties galore are also in store across Perth, some of the biggest being held at Market Grounds, Henry Summer, The Stables, The Bach Club and, of course, Crown Perth, which a year ago hosted 24,000 WA racing fans on Cup day and expects even more today.

It was that day he was noticed by the Godolphin hierarchy and he spent many years travelling the globe riding as the No.2 behind Frankie Dettori.

Appleby, who said Godolphin's first Melbourne Cup win would only increase their hunger to win the great race again in future years, paid Kerrin McEvoy an enormous tribute for the win.

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McEvoy only confirmed his booking on Cross Counter in recent weeks and had a choice to make after partnering Youngstar throughout her preparation for Chris Waller.

"This is a race we have been trying to win for years and I'm just fortunate to turn up with the right horse". I was back a bit further than I wanted but I knew I was full of running.

The Herald Sun reported that Racing Victoria's chief steward Robert Cram criticised the senior jockey.

"We were lucky, awful with that horse breaking down", McEvoy said from the back of the four-year-old. Sadly there was nothing they could do for The Cliffsofmoher, but Moore is thought to be uninjured.

Wagering services run by Sportsbet, Ladbrokes and online betting exchange Betfair all went down, with punters temporarily unable to place bets on their smartphone apps or computers.

"He was very responsive and he quickened very nicely for me, I was there with 100m to go, full credit to Charlie Appleby and the team, it is a huge thrill to win Sheikh Mohammed's first Melbourne Cup".

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