MELBOURNE CUP WINNER DUNADEN DIES

MELBOURNE CUP WINNER DUNADEN DIES

The 2011 Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden has died after a paddock accident at Overbury Stud in England aged 13.

Owned by Qatar Racing, Dunaden won the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) for Sheikh Fahad Al Thani and returned to Australia the next year to claim the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

He was trained in France by Mikel Delzangles and was ridden to his Melbourne Cup win by Christophe Lemaire who was a late replacement for suspended Australian Craig Williams who rode him the following year to his Caulfield Cup victory.

“It is with great sadness that we announce triple Group 1 winner, Dunaden sadly died at Overbury Stud yesterday due to complications following a paddock accident” Qatar Racing said on Twitter.

At his next start following his Melbourne Cup success, Dunaden won the 2011 Group 1 Hong Kong Vase (2400m) with Williams aboard.

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