sport news Rekindling storms home to win the 157th Melbourne Cup

Rekindling, with Corey Brown on board, won the 157th Melbourne Cup The Irish stallion beat Johannes Vermeer by a long neck in thrilling finish Max Dynamite finished two lengths back to hand Ireland a 1-2-3 

By Associated Press

Published: 06:17 GMT, 7 November 2017 | Updated: 06:18 GMT, 7 November 2017

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Irish stallion Rekindling stormed home to win the Melbourne Cup by a long neck on Tuesday, overhauling Johannes Vermeer near the finish to give trainer Joseph O'Brien a victory over his father in Australia's most famous race.

Max Dynamite was two lengths further back in third to give the Irish a 1-2-3 finish in the 157th running of the two-mile classic.

It was a second Melbourne Cup victory for jockey Corey Brown, and a sixth for owner Lloyd Williams, who is also a co-owner of Johannes Vermeer.

Rekindling beats Johannes Vermeer to win the 157th running of the Melbourne Cup

Rekindling beats Johannes

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