Melbourne Cup Winner Dunaden Dies At 13

Three-time international Group 1 winner, Dunaden, best known for his victory in Australia’s most famous race, the G1 Melbourne Cup, died at Overbury Stud in England yesterday due to complications following a paddock accident. Purchased privately as a 4-year-old by David Redvers on behalf of Sheikh Fahad’s Pearl Bloodstock in 2010, Dunaden would go on […]

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Melbourne Cup Hero Dunaden to Stand at Overbury Stud

Globetrotting Dunaden, winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup (Aust-I), will stand at Overbury Stud in Gloucestershire, England in 2015, the Racing Post reports. The 8-year-old horse by Nicobar is trained by Mikel Delzangles for Sheikh Fahad al Thani’s Pearl Bloodstock. Dunaden has won 10 of 46 starts during his racing career; in addition to the […]

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Big Guns Square Off in Al Maktoum Challenge-R2

Thursday’s Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2, the second of three prep races for the US$10m Dubai World Cup features three Group 1 and three Group 2 winners among a quality field of 16. Three-time Group 1 winner and 2011 Melbourne Cup star, Dunaden, Durban July victor, Heavy Metal, and Hunter’s Light, winner of […]

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Melbourne Cup Draws Strong International List of Nominees

Racing Victoria (RV), in conjunction with the Victoria Racing Club (VRC), today released nominations for the 2013 Emirates Melbourne Cup, whilst celebrating the 20th anniversary of international participation in the world’s most famous staying race. It was in 1993 that Dermot Weld’s Irish raider Vintage Crop broke new ground when becoming the first internationally-trained starter […]

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St Nicholas Abbey Gets the Hat-Trick in Coronation Cup

St Nicholas Abbey showed once again that he is one of the best turf horses in the world by capturing his third straight Investec Coronation Cup (Eng-I) at Epsom June 1. The 6-year-old horse by Montjeu provided trainer Aidan O’Brien with his seventh winner out of the last nine runnings of the race, a remarkable […]

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French stayer Dunaden wins Caulfield Cup

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden made a late charge to win the Caulfield Cup in Australia on Saturday. The win gives the 7-year-old horse a reverse double of the spring carnival’s Cups. Jockey Craig Williams rode the horse to victory in the Caulfield Cup but was forced to miss last year’s Melbourne Cup win […]

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Locally based horses dominate Hong Kong international races

Locally based horses won three of the four feature races in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races Dec. 11 at Sha Tin, according to Bloodhorse.com. The exception came in the $1.8 million Hong Kong Vase, which was taken by Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden, a 5-year-old French-bred son of Nicobar trained by Mikel Delzangles. Lucky […]

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The Rail Blog: A decidedly more blue-collar group of horses is taking home the cash

Writing for the New York Times The Rail blog, Gina Rarick points out that million-dollar horses tend to make headlines when passing through the sales ring. However, these days it is a decidedly more “blue-collar” group that is taking home the cash from the winner’s circle. Consider Danedream, this year’s stunning winner of the prestigious […]

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