We understand that in today’s Melbourne Cup, the favourite, Admire Rakti, collapsed and died and that Araldo was also seriously injured soon after the race.
This is a tragic outcome for both horses and we expect there to be a full and transparent investigation undertaken into both incidents.
Events like these are a stark reminder to the community of the real risks to horses associated with racing.
Sadly, injury and death are the price some horses pay for our entertainment in a sport that puts intense pressure on animals to perform to the limits of their endurance.
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