Rekindling wins Australia’s 2017 Melbourne Cup

Rekindling has beaten Johannes Vermeer in a nail biting finish at Flemington this afternoon.

The Joseph O’Brien-trained horse galloped his way to victory, claiming the 157th Melbourne Cup title.


Winning jockey Corey Brown said he just “couldn’t believe it”.

“Oh honestly, I chased the ride about six weeks ago and with a light weight I was a big chance to get on him,” Brown said.

“I can’t believe it. I have been back here from overseas about nine months and slowly and surely getting back to where I was. Mate, again I can’t believe it.”

“It is so special, I have my family with me and the girls are old enough to come to the races and enjoy it. I am lost for words.”

Rekindling was the youngest horse in the race, aged just four-years-old.


Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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