Another horse has died at the Melbourne Cup

Michael Dodge/Getty ImagesRyan Moore checks The CliffsOfMohe,r who broke down in the first lap of the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup.

A horse racing in the annual Melbourne Cup carnival has died for the second year in a row.

Irish horse The Cliffsofmoher, which placed in the Caulfield Cup, suffered a fractured right shoulder as he passed the finish line for the first time and was put down on the track.

The $6.2 million race was won by Cross Counter, followed by Marmelo and A Prince of Arran.

Last year Regal Monarch, which fell in race four on Melbourne Cup day, was euthanased after being injured during the race.

Red Cadeaux died in 2015 a fortnight after sustaining an injury during the Melbourne Cup.

The most catastrophic year for the race was 2014, when six-year-old Japanese thoroughbred Admire Rakti collapsed straight after the Melbourne Cup and died in its stall, while Araldo broke his leg on a fence after taking fright and was euthanased.

RSPCA Australia says The Cliffsofmoher is the sixth horse to die during the Melbourne Cup carnival since 2013.

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