1 Nov 2011

Dunaden wins Melbourne Cup in photo finish

6:44 pm on 1 November 2011

The French stayer Dunaden has won the Melbourne Cup, in a photo finish from English horse Red Cadeaux, in what's being called the closest finish yet in the 151 year history the race.

PLAY AUDIO:HORSE COMMENT TP

IN:......HERE'S RED

OUT:...NOT MUCH BETWEEN THOSE TWO.

DUR:...23 SECS (FADES)

It was an emotional Christophe Lemaire who saluted the Flemmington crowd after riding Dunaden to victory.

Lemaire, was only given the ride after Australian jockey Craig Williams was suspended on a careless riding charge.

PLAY AUDIO:HORSE JOCKEY TP

IN:......IT'S

OUT:...YOU WIN

DUR:...19 SECS.

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Christophe Lamaire.