Queensland claims early Melbourne Cup win

QUEENSLAND Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane has jumped early and declared Evolution’s Mount Rawdon mine the winner of the 2018 Melbourne Cup.

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The 2018 Melbourne Cup trophy

While it may appear Macfarlane is in the know, the former minister's call is merely a parochial one, with the state set to provide the gold to make the cup for Australia's most prized horse race.