Wife hijacks winning Melbourne Cup jockey’s interview

The wife of triumphant jockey Corey Brown stole the show in the post-race interview after Rekindling's thrilling Melbourne Cup win.

 

Brown claimed Cup glory after a brilliant ride on the Joseph O'Brien-trained four-year-old at Flemington on Tuesday, beating home Johannes Vermeer and Max Dynamite.

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Channel Seven's Bruce McAvaney was interviewing the winning jockey trackside after the incredible ride when he noticed Brown's family waiting to congratulate him in the background.

"Come in guys, come in," McAvaney said as Brown's wife Kylie and his three daughters stepped onto the track to share in the celebrations.

For the three girls it was a special moment as they were all enjoying the Cup atmosphere for the first time but their excitement was nothing compared to "really ecstatic" mum.

Bruce turned his attention back to the winning jockey who was in the process of explaining his rollercoaster journey when Kylie took over the interview.

"Just for him to have a ride this year was really important, it was just awesome," Mrs Brown said.

Brown laps up the attention after his impressive win. Pic: Getty

Kylie, like her husband almost lost for words, then planted a massive kiss on the two-time Cup winner.

Rekindling saluted as a $15 chance to give owner Lloyd Williams a sixth win in the race.

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

"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 came from midfield and just when Johannes Vermeer ($13), also jointly owned by Williams, was being hailed the winner, he had no answer to the four-year-old's challenge.

Max Dynamite ($20), runner-up in 2015, ran bravely for trainer Willie Mullins to finish in the placings again.

A kiss for a champion. Pic: Ch7

The Irish trio were part of an 11-horse overseas contingent taking their place in the Melbourne Cup field.

Big Duke was the first Australian-trained horse across the line, finishing fourth.

Winning trainer Joseph O'Brien beat his famous father to Melbourne Cup glory, with Aidan O'Brien's Johannes Vermeer and Max Dynamite completing an Irish trifecta.


With agencies

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