Record-equalling 11 overseas Cup raiders

THE INTERNATIONAL RAIDERS AND THE MELBOURNE CUP

* 11 overseas-trained horses this year, all European

* Record-equalling number with that in 2011 and 2015

IRELAND

* Ireland’s champion National Hunt trainer Willie Mullins – the 2015 runner-up Max Dynamite, Wicklow Brave and Thomas Hobson

* Champion Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien – Johannes Vermeer

* His son, Joseph O’Brien – US Army Ranger, Rekindling

ENGLAND

* Hughie Morrison – Marmelo

* Hugo Palmer – Wall of Fire

SCOTLAND

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* First Scottish-trainer Cup runner with Iain Jardine’s Nakeeta

GERMANY

* 2014 winning trainer Andreas Wohler – Red Cardinal

FRANCE

* Alain Couetil – Tiberian

OVERSEAS-TRAINED HORSES HAVE WON SIX TIMES:

1993 – Irishman Dermot Weld becomes first international trainer to win, with Vintage Crop

2002 – Weld again with Media Puzzle

2006 – Japanese trainer Katsuhiko Sumii with Delta Blues (and runner-up Pop Rock)

2010 – Frenchman Alain de Royer Dupre with Americain

2011 – Frenchman Mikel Dezangles with Dunaden

2014 – German trainer Andreas Wohler with Protectionist.