Vow and Declare took out a thrilling Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday afternoon, the Australian stayer beating a host of worldwide raiders to give jockey Craig Williams and trainer Danny O'Brien their first wins in the "race that stops a nation".
Jockey Craig Williams finally won the biggest race in Australia at his 15th attempt for trainer Danny O'Brien.
Dettori's mount exhausted with the finish line in sight and hampered the chances of the fast finishing Il Paradiso - trained by Joseph's father Aidan - with Wayne Lordan squeezed for room at a crucial juncture before finishing fourth.
The Australian four-year-old worked up the rails in the straight to edge out Prince of Arran and Il Paradiso after Master of Reality, who had finished second, was relegated to fourth following a stewards' protest.
Australian racehorse Vow and Declare has won this year's Melbourne Cup.
Riders are only allowed to whip a horse five times before the 100-metre mark, before being unlimited for the the remainder of the race.
The stewards protest was upheld in a weird hearing where both Dettori and Il Paradiso's jockey Wayne Lordan refused to give evidence that would result in Master of Reality being penalised.
'Cruel practices like whipping happen every day in the horse racing industry, just as horses are pushed to the point of injury - all for the sake of a bet'.
The four-year-old gelding looked beaten 100m from home as United Kingdom stayer Master Of Reality stormed home.
The horse ran a blinder. I am gutted for Frankie as well. I am delighted that the horse ran so well. "Mixed emotions, but that's racing".