Melbourne Cup 2014 Final Result: Protectionist Wins In Dominant Style

Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist

Leading to the cup punters had heavily backed Japanese raider Admire Rakti. However, it was the German raider Protectionist who clearly dominated all opponents to deservingly win the Emirates Melbourne Cup 2014. For most of the distance it never looked like Protectionist would even be in the top three. But as soon as the German speedster touched the final 400m line, it looked like he was on ‘Nitro boosters’ and by the time it touched the finish line it clearly dominated the race, winning over its nearest competitor, the British speedster, Red Cadeaux by over three lengths.

In front of a packed Melbourne Crowd of more than 100,000 people, the Andreas Wohler trained Protectionist, led a dominant foreign raid in the cup, where Fawkner was the only Australian bred horse, which finished inside the top 10. Wohler remarked that the victory was the greatest he ever had in his career. “We’ve had great success all over the world but this is the biggest of all,” Wohler said.
“When he came round the last bend, I can tell he just needs to have the right gap and he found it and he quickened so well, he added.
The trainer had only words of appreciation for winning jockey Ryan Moore. “Ryan is a superstar,” said Wolher.
“It’s unbelievable. It’s a moment you won’t forget in your life. It’s a big achievement from our team.”

Jockey Ryan Moore later revealed the way he won the race. “He’s won very easy like a very good horse,” said Moore.
“They went a strong pace, there was a lot of speed early on, and I was struggling for position, so I dropped back on the rail,” he added.
“I followed Mutual Regard before he gave in and I was just searching for splits and I had so much horse underneath me.”
He regarded the victory as his biggest career success. “This is a race that attracts attention from every corner of the racing world,” said Moore.
“The pace was fast and we just settled towards the back because I knew he’s got a turn of foot,” he added.
“But this race means as much to me as anything. Everybody knows how hard it is to win.”

The Chris Waller trained New Zealander Who Shot Thebarman finished third in the race.

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James is an Australian Horse Racing enthusiast and latest news reporter

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