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Cross Counter ends Godolphin's Cup wait

Nov 07, 2018 - Australian Financial Review

It might be the most famous missed call of Melbourne Cup day.

"His Highness has been trying to call me," trainer Charlie Appleby told The Australian Financial Review in the mounting yard straight after his charge Cross Counter won the Melbourne Cup.

The royal in question is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and the owner of the Godolphin racing and breeding empire.

Godolphin, which has operations in Britain, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Ireland, Fran...