Melbourne Cup tragedy when The Cliffsofmoher postponed half of the race after injury


The horse who went out in the middle of the Melbourne Cup – Aidan O & # 39; Brien – trained The Cliffsofmoher – was put to sleep.

Channel 7 confirmed a tweet from, Shane & # 39; and Anderson, who revealed that the five-year old suffered a shoulder fracture at the beginning of the race and "could not be saved".

Described as a "tragedy" by veteran Seven commentator Bruce & # 39; and McAvaney, the British invader stopped the lame when the field passed the end-point for the first time.

The vets rushed to the track as soon as the race was over, when a tarpaulin was set around the fallen visitor.

He appeared after he was noticed, looking very excited moments before the start.

"Cliffsofmoher now melts like ice cream," said seven commentators Richard Freedman. "He really sweated badly."

Cliffsofmoher jockey Ryan Moore. Photo / Getty
Cliffsofmoher jockey Ryan Moore. Photo / Getty

It overshadowed the exciting Cross Counter victory, which saluted before Marmelo and Prince of Arran.

After a spectacular fourth appearance on the Australian debut in the group of one Caulfield Stakes and third in the Caulfield Cup, the owner of Lloyd Williams entered the Melbourne Cup with a chance of 17 $.

But English jockey Ryan Moore had to pull up only 600 m to 3200 m of travel.

There have been several deaths in the last five years of the glamor race.

In 2014, Admire Rakti, who broke down and died in his stand after the race, and Araldo, who broke his leg and was put to sleep, suffered losses.

The following year, Red Cadeaux 'favorite fan shattered his leg and was put on the track.


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