The Cliffsofmoher Euthanized After Fracturing Shoulder In Melbourne Cup

The Cliffsofmoher Euthanized After Fracturing Shoulder In Melbourne Cup

"We're seeing to the growing number of Australians who feel uncomfortable about watching horse racing, and tragic incident like this provided a catalyst for that concern".

Marmelo and A Prince of Arran ran second and third respectively, as race favourites Yucatan and Magic Circle failed to deliver on pre-race expectations.

McEvoy had to use his renowned nous to avoid serious trouble as Irish challenger The Cliffsofmoher suffered a fatal injury early in the race.

Speaking to media prior to the race, McEvoy revealed that he had promised his kids a swimming pool and his wife a house if he took out a third Melbourne Cup, and now he is set to stay true to his word.

Regal Monarch, trained by Chris Waller, was euthanised after falling in race four past year, while British stayer Red Cadeaux was put down two weeks after falling and breaking a leg in the 2015 Melbourne Cup.

"The horse received immediate veterinary care, however it was unable to be saved due to the nature of the injury sustained", said Racing Victoria's Jamie Stier.

The Cliffsofmoher pulled up lame about 600m into the 3200m race, dropping back in the pack and eventually coming to a stop.

Racehorse The CliffsofMoher has been put down after being injured during the Melbourne Cup.

According to the Daily Mail, The Cliffsofmoher was agitated before the start, with one commentator describing the horse as "melting like an ice cream".

Racing Victoria will collect the horse's medical records and obtain The Cliffsofmoher's exercise records in consultation with the stable.

"I'm absolutely delighted. This is everybody's dream", said Appleby, who also prepared Epsom Derby victor Masar.

A People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) representative told Daily Mail Australia in a statement that the organization was calling for an investigation into the horse's death.

O'Brien himself said: "Unfortunately these things can happen to a horse galloping around the field at home".

"It's very sad but it could have been worse".

The horse, which was based at County Tipperary in Ireland, had won more than $1.7million in prize money.