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Melbourne Cup horse put down

Melbourne Cup horse put down

This year, Sheikh Mohammed had three runners in the Melbourne Cup, spread across his three training operations headed by Appleby and Saeed Bin Suroor in the United Kingdom and UAE and James Cummings in Australia.

Sadly, No.2 The Cliffsofmoher was injured early on and failed to finish. The stallion had won more than $1.7 million in prize money.

The Cliffsofmoher stands as staff erect a tarp.

Injuries and subsequent euthanization of horses in the Melbourne Cup have led to criticism of the day and the sport overall, with a growing number of Australians now turning away from the once-widely popular event.

Just a year ago Regal Monarch was also put down after breaking his leg at the carnival.

Limb injuries are the most common cause of death for racehorses on the track.

"There is no one who has put more horses into this race and this is his wonderful first win", Elliott told the New Zealand Herald. Admire Rakti died in his stall after finishing last.

Morrison admitted he thought Marmelo and Hugh Bowman had stolen a winning margin at the furlong and said the six-year-old was simply beaten by a talented horse with a significant 4kg weight swing.

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"It is with sadness that we confirm that The Cliffsofmoher had to be humanely euthanised after sustaining a fractured right shoulder", racetrack executive general manager Jamie Stier said.

A tarp was erected on the Flemington track as vets worked on The Cliffsofmoher.

"I said to Kerrin last night, because I missed out when he won on Almandin when I was pregnant, "please win it tomorrow because I feel like I'm here and I missed out that year", she said.

The Daily Telegraph has reported the star United Kingdom galloper had a fractured right shoulder and "could not be saved".

There were bad scenes as the horses passed the finishing post for the first of two laps when fancied global The Cliffsofmoher broke down mid-race.

BetEasy was the biggest benefactor in Australia as sports betting sites Sportsbet, Ladbrokes and Betfair all crashed on Melbourne Cup day - the biggest day on the nation's betting calendar.

Social media was flooded with angry messages from people condemning the racing industry in response to what veteran commentator Bruce McAvaney described as a "tragedy".

It came after he was spotted looking very agitated moments before the start.