Tragedy at Melbourne Cup

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.