News About: 2009 Melbourne Cup

First Internationals Quarantined For Melbourne Spring

First Internationals Quarantined For Melbourne Spring

24 Aug, 2011

The first overseas horses with ambitions of Melbourne spring racing carnival honours have been locked into quarantine ahead of their trip to Australia.

Hong Kong based duo Mighty High and Silver Grecian will be the first to arrive in the country after they complete the initial screening process at home first.

Mighty High is being …

Shocking Retirement Of Melbourne Cup Winner

Shocking Retirement Of Melbourne Cup Winner

20 May, 2011

2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking has been retired to stud

2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking has been retired to stand at Rich Hill Stud in New Zealand from this spring.

The five-year-old Street Cry gelding was purchased by Laurence Eales for just $45,000 in 2007, with the talented Shocking going on to win almost $5 …