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This Irish horse owner's ecstatic reaction to coming second in the Melbourne Cup is wonderful

Bear hugs for all.

THE MELBOURNE CUP took place this weekend, and all eyes were on Irish-trained horse Heartbreak City.

PastedImage-81419 Source: Andy Brownbill, AP

Heartbreak caused heartbreak when they finished second, with Almandin taking first place to snag the €2.5 million prize in Australia’s biggest race.

But second place ain’t so bad. Tony Martin, a Meath-based trainer, helped lead the French horse to success.

But it was Aidan Shiels, Niall Reilly, and Charlie Gavigan that won the hearts of viewers with their ECSTATIC post-race interview.

When the Channel 7 reporter Neil Kearney reminded Aidan his horse had only come second, he shot back with:

I DON’T CARE. I DON’T CARE. We woulda been happy with last!


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