Posted: 2 November, 2016 by @Nikki_Markovics

What Went Down At Flemington

The wash-up from Melbourne Cup

Winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy will spend the day in Melbourne town today celebrating his epic win onboard Almandin!

But, he says he'll have his phone very closeby, in case he gets the call up from his heavily pregnant wife.

McEvoy's second Melbourne Cup win will be reflected at an official Crown Casino event, but he admits he could get news from wife Kathy about baby number four.

While much of the talk was about the winning horse Almandin, the owner of the second placed runner Heartbreak City also made a name for himself worldwide.

Aidan Schiel went totally nuts, celebrating as if he'd galloped to victory himself.

All up, the behaviour at yesterday's Cup wasn't too bad but there were still 78 people booted out.

Victoria Police cuffed nine people, mostly for being drunk, while one person was done for trafficking drugs.

One that left officers shaking their heads after the event, was a 75-year old woman.

The elderly lady was busted more than twice the legal blood alcohol limit in Hastings, admitting she'd partied a little too hard, while celebrating the Cup at her favourite bowls club.

She was fined more than $600 and was stripped of her licence for 12-months.

While how's this for something to celebrate - one punter at yesterday's Cup turned a $10 first-four bet into a whopping $241,000 windfall.

The winning horse was offering $301 odds months ago - a price snapped up by just two punters.

inside the birdcage there was a little commotion too when billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart tripped and fell down the stairs of a five-star marquee.


 

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