Werribee Racing Club general manager Glenn Scott said Cup winner Rekindling, second-placed Johannes Vermeer and third-placed Max Dynamite had all been housed at Werribee’s Vintage Crop Stables throughout the Spring Racing Carnival campaign.
Mr Scott said eight out of the cup’s top 10 horses were stabled in one of Werribee’s three quarantine centres.
Rekindling did a lap of honour and had some fun horsing around at the Vintage Crop Stables this morning.
Mr O’Brien described yesterday’s win as “unbelievable”.
“To win the cup on our first try is really special,” he said.
Celebrating his second Melbourne Cup win, Mr Brown added: “It was a really surreal feeling, you could have knocked me over with a feather, I really still can’t believe that I’ve done it again.”