Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Race That Stops a Nation - Melbourne Cup 2014

I was so busy I didn't get a chance to watch or listen this year to my favourite International Race. Better late than never - here is my recap. It was the German Bred Protectionist winning the $5M Cup followed by the GB bred Red Cadeaux and third was the NZ bred Who Shot Thebarman. Despite being bred on three different continents all three are descendants of our little Dancer. Unfortunately the race was marred by the death of two horses.

1) Protectionist (GER) great great grandson x2 through Nuryev and Sadlers Wells
2) Red Cadeaux (GB) great great grandson x2 through Nuryev and Lyphard
3) Who Shot Thebarman (NZ) great great great grandson through Nijinsky

photos from Jake Nowakowski, Mark Stewart, Getty and Colleen Petch

video of race http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnzlLHKyw1Q

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