Horse Racing

South Kilkenny based trainer Joseph O’Brien wins the Melbourne Cup with “Rekindling”

Joseph O’Brien, aged just 24, became the youngest-ever trainer to win the Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington as he sent out Rekindling to lead home an Irish 1-2-3 under Corey Brown.

Joseph O’Brien got the better of his father, Aidan, whose Johannes Vermeer was second with Max Dynamite back in third for Willie Mullins.

Rekindling is now the third Irish-trained winner of the world’s richest handicap, following in the footsteps of the Dermot Weld-trained pair Vintage Crop and Media Puzzle.