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Green Moon wins the 2012 Melbourne Cup
The owner of yesterday's Melbourne Cup winner, Lloyd Williams, has told 3AW Breakfast he watched Green Moon's winning race from his property in Macdeon with the television sound turned down.
"I find it easier to watch it without the sound. I think Greg Miles is a great caller, but I prefer to develop my own opinions," he told Ross and John.
Williams claimed his fourth Melbourne Cup yesterday, and said Green Moon returned in 'good order' despite the Melbourne Cup usually taking horses up to 12 months to recover.
"It's a tough race, it takes it out of them," he said.
Williams said he had no ambitions of taking his race-winning fortunes abroad.
"I love Australia, I love Melbourne," he said. "I've always grown up in Melbourne and loved the Melbourne Cup so I'm happy with that."
Williams said that while he was a 'retired punter', he said Green Moon was a 'good each-way chance' going into yesterday's race.
Looking ahead, Williams said his horse 'Fawkner' was a good chance for Saturday's Emirates Stakes.
The Robert Hickmott trained and Lloyd Williams owned six-year-old finished in front of the Gai Waterhouse's Fiorente and English stayer Jakkalberry.
Saturday's Lexus Stakes winner Kellini finished fourth.
Race 7: 2012 Melbourne Cup (Group 1, 3200m)
First: 14 GREEN MOON $22.50, $7.40 (Vic TAB)
Jockey: Brett Prebble. Trainer: Robert Hickmott.
Second: 11 FIORENTE $11.80
Jockey: James McDonald. Trainer: Gai Waterhouse.
Third: 3 JAKKALBERRY $16.00
Jockey: Colm O'Donoghue. Trainer: Marco Botti.
Green Moon wins the 2012 #MelbourneCup— 3AW Melbourne (@3AW693) November 6, 2012
EARLIER: Today's Melbourne Cup will feature one of the strongest fields ever assembled in the race's 152-year history. The 24-horse field boasts 14 group one winners and 6 Melbourne Cup winning jockeys.
The winners of the past two Cups, Americain and Dunaden are among the favourites, while Red Cadeaux will be out to avenge last year's centimetre loss to Dunaden and Mount Athos has people looking.
But it won't be easy with the French stayer holding a 3-nil record against Red Cadeaux which will also have to overcome the history of barrier 18, from which no horse has ever won a Melbourne Cup.
Maluckyday is considered the best local chance, while Glen Boss will be aboard Lexus Stakes winner Kellini with BOSS seeking his fourth Melbourne Cup to equal the record for the most wins by a jockey.
Bookie Alan Eskander says Dunaden has emerged as top-favorite over the past 24 hours.
Australians are expected to wager as much as half-a-billion dollars today on the Cup.
IMAGE: Last year's photo finish, one of the closest of all time
JOHN BURNS PICKS:
1. Red Cadeaux
ROSS STEVENSON PICKS:
2. Red Cadeaux
Roughie: Galileo's Choice
JUSTIN SMITH PICKS:
3. Red Cadeaux
SEB COSTELLO PICKS:
1. Red Cadeaux
3. My Quest for Peace
We saw the old grey camilla flashing down the outsidebarry Tuesday 6 November, 2012 - 7:00 PM
What happen to the horse Itchy Bum the poor horse must have been scratched?Jillian Tuesday 6 November, 2012 - 11:55 AM
Just as well they don't have the best and fairest medal in horse racing!Jillian Tuesday 6 November, 2012 - 10:35 AM
Lets spare a thought for the thousands of horses who never even make it to the race track ending up as petfood....
Its a sad world where animals are exploited for financial gain.....David Tuesday 6 November, 2012 - 10:27 AM
Leave Damian Oliver alone. "On-going investigation" - got it. Bullying interview by Justin Smith (who is he anyway?) Desperately clawing an angle on today's favorite jockey. Give him his day, you press brats.suzy Tuesday 6 November, 2012 - 8:56 AM