5 Nov 2013

Favourite Fiorente wins Melbourne Cup

7:30 pm on 5 November 2013

The favourite Fiorente has roared home to win the 153rd edition of racing's Melbourne Cup.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained Fiorente came from behind to pip Red Cadeaux and Mount Athos to the treasured Cup.

Fiorente was among the best supported southern hemisphere runners in a field dominated by Northern hemisphere stayers.

It's Waterhouse's first Melbourne Cup win while it's her controversial jockey Damien Oliver's third Cup triumph - 18 years after his first.

It's also two months since he returned to racing after serving a ban for betting on a rival horse, in a race he was riding in back in 2010.