View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Melbourne Cup: ‘Efficient’ and ‘Emirates’ take the Honors

‘Efficient’, trained by Graeme Rogerson, and ridden by Michael Rodd came with a late run to get up on the line to claim the Emirates Melbourne Cup on Tuesday afternoon at the Flemington Racecourse.

The ‘Emirates’ name was on the cup, the billboards and the luxurious marquee which took a Venetian theme (to mark the new route to Venice). The tent was full of celebs drinking top grade Moet and exquisite food.

In the run up to the cup Emirates and other sponsors came in for criticism with their over-the -top extravagance.

2008 Report: Aussies Not Happy with Flood of Foreign Horses at Emirates Melbourne Cup.

Geoff Pound

Image: Efficient flying to a winning lead against Fly Emirates