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Murtagh to decide if he rides or trains Royal Diamond for Melbourne Cup

Murtagh to decide if he rides or trains Royal Diamond for Melbourne Cup

26 Aug, 2013

Dual licence holder Johnny Murtagh will be forced to make a tough decision if his top stayer Royal Diamond heads to Australia for the Group 1 $6.2m Emirates Melbourne Cup(3200m) at Flemington on November 5.

Bart Cummings, above, trained Viewed to win the 2008 Melbourne Cup. Photo by Taron Clarke.

Murtagh currently holds a jockey’s …