Sunday, October 21, 2012

Dunaden wins $2.5M Caulfield Cup

It was a stunning come from behind victory for last year's Melbourne Cup winner as he won carrying top weight and leaving from barrier 18. The French bred was 3rd from last with 500 meters to go when Craig Williams wound him up to pass the field in a yellow blur. Will he be able to repeat in Melbourne on the first Tuesday in November? It was a another 1-2-3 international finish for Northern Dancer descendants bred in three different countries.

1) Dunaden (FR) great great great grandson (x2)
2) Alcopop (AUS) great great great grandson (x2)
3) Lights of Heaven (NZ) great great granddaughter

Images from Getty
Watch the exciting video of the race