Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Melbourne Cup 2015

History was made today at Flemington in Australia as longshot Prince of Penzance (NZ) won the $3.6M Melbourne Cup ridden by Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Classic. French bred Max Dynamite was second and Criterion (NZ) was third. All three were descendants of Northern Dancer.

1) Prince of Penzance (NZ) - great grandson x2 through Be My Guest/Nijinsky
2) Max Dynamite (FR) - great great great grandson through Nuryev
3) Criterion (NZ) - great great great grandson through Danzig/Northern Sea(mare)/Fanfreluche(mare)

images from getty/theage/theherald

video of race with call from Greg Miles

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