Irish-trained Heartbreak City put in a brave performance just to denied victory by Almandin in the 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup
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The race changed forever, however, when Dermot Weld-trained galloper Vintage Crop scored a famous victory for Ireland in 1993. Weld and Vintage Crop proved that winning the coveted Cup was achievable for international horses flying in on a targeted mission and since then, a number of visiting international stayers have etched their name into Australian sporting folklore including Japanese stars Delta Blues and Pop Rock proving too strong for Australia's best, taking out first and second place in the 2006 Melbourne Cup.
France has put its stamp on the race in past years. In 2010, the 150th edition of the great race, the Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Americain followed in the footsteps of Media Puzzle when he won the race 13 days after claiming the Group 3 Geelong Cup. Americain’s compatriot, Dunaden, emulated that feat in 2011 when he prevailed by a nose over the Ed Dunlop-trained Red Cadeaux.
Germany is the latest country to etch it's name in Australia's most coveted sporting trophy, with the Andreas Wohler-prepared Protectionist taking out the 2014 edition of the Emirates Melbourne Cup.