Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Race that stops a Nation - Melbourne Cup 2011


Wow, it looked like a dead heat but it was the French bred Dunaden winning the 101st running of the Melbourne Cup by a whisker over the British bred Red Cadeaux with the German bred Lucas Cranach finishing 3rd. All three international breds are descendants of our little Dancer. I couldn't sleep so I got up to find out post time and caught the live broadcast on radio. Turns out we had a friend in Australia at the time of this year's Cup. Our very own piano man Greg Gallello can attest to the fact that the race stops the nation and provides quite a celebration.

1) Dunaden (FR) great great great grandson (x2)
2) Red Cadeaux (GB) great great grandson (x2)
3) Lucas Cranach (GER) great great grandson (x2)

images from IllawaraMercury and Fox sports

fox sports article and photo finish pic - announcer said he won it by a pixel - good call


Image gallery from Sydney Morning Herald of Cup and Carnival

early video of finish

here is my favoritr Melbourne Cup - Makybe Diva winning her 3rd Cup in 2005 - so emotional

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