Thursday, 15 November, 2018

The Cliffsofmoher euthanased on track after Melbourne Cup

Corey Brown rode Rekindling to victory in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington in 2017 Melbourne Cup - The Good And The Bad News
Herman Weaver | 06 November, 2018, 21:58

Just two races after the Melbourne Cup was won by Cross Counter, Galaxy Raider and his jockey Jordan Childs crashed into the turf in a nasty high speed fall.

A deluge of rain made for a treacherous start to Melbourne Cup day, forcing delays to races and trains to Flemington Racecourse, and leading to calls for the $7.3 million feature race to be cancelled.

The group tracked horse deaths from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018 and found 119 horses in total died, including 52 in New South Wales and 24 in Queensland.

The CliffsofMoher had won $1.7 million dollars for his owners.Today, he broke his shoulder during the 2018 #MelbourneCup & died on track behind the notorious "green screen of death".Animals & #gambling money are a TOXIC mix.Another lovely horse dead.

Racing Victoria, the governing body in Australia's southern state, said The Cliffsofmoher "was unable to be saved due to the nature of the injury sustained".

The Daily Telegraph has reported the star United Kingdom galloper had a fractured right shoulder and "could not be saved".

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Harry White and Bobby Lewis hold the current record for most Melbourne Cup wins by jockey with four wins apiece.

Every first Tuesday of November is marked for the Melbourne Cup date, and Melbourne Cup history has spanned centuries.

Fan favourite Red Cadeaux, who finished second on three occasions, was pulled up in the final straight of the 2015 edition of the race and it was later confirmed he suffered a break in his left foreleg.

McEvoy's association with Godolphin ignited the day he rode Beekeeper in the Melbourne Cup, finishing third behind Media Puzzle in 2002.

Channel 7 commentator Bruce McAvaney said it was a "tragedy" while his colleague Richard Freedman had made a point of mentioning how agitated The Cliffsofmoher looked before the race. Araldo was put down several hours after the race after he fractured his leg when he kicked a fence. "He's really sweating up badly".

Meanwhile, second and third place went to Marmelo and A Prince Of Arran.

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