Almandin wins Australia’s 2016 Melbourne Cup

Almandin has beaten Heartbreak City in a nail biting finish at Flemington this afternoon.

The Robert Hickmott-trained horse galloped his way to victory, claiming the 156th Melbourne Cup title.


Winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy said the horse could not have been prepared better.

“Geez, he travelled well. How lucky am I! The elation’s unreal, he’s been well prepared … it’s great to be part of it again and win my second cup.”

McEvoy said owner Lloyd Williams did a superb job of getting the horse ready after a spell of about 18 months with a tendon problem.

“He gave him a nice little freshen up and typical of Lloyd, he knows what to do with these staying races.

“I love the Melbourne Cup, it’s a dream.”

McEvoy won his first Melbourne Cup 16 years ago on Brew in 2000.


Almandin finished ahead of Heartbreak City and Hartnell.