Rekindling storms home to win the 157th Melbourne Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia — Rekindling stormed home to win the Melbourne Cup by a long neck on Tuesday, overhauling Johannes Vermeer near the finish to give trainer Joseph O'Brien a victory over his famous father in Australia's most famous race.

Max Dynamite was 2 ½ lengths further back in third to give the Irish a 1-2-3 finish in the 157th running of the 2-mile classic.

Joseph O'Brien said one of the first things he did was phone his father, Aidan O'Brien, who trains Johannes Vermeer but...

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