By Helen Thomas
Despite his awkward galloping variety, few thoroughbreds may well fit could and Power’s sustained velocity and stamina, and racing lovers enjoyed his freewheeling leader’s type. In 1997, after successful the Caulfield Cup by way of a surprising seven and a part lengths, he back led all of the technique to seize the Australian turf’s maximum prize, the Melbourne Cup – preserving at bay the valiant stayer Doriemus to triumph in a single of the race’s closest finishes. not anyone expects to work out one other horse do that back. in contrast to Mighty.
When he his extraordinary Cups double with victory within the W.S. Cox Plate in 1998, may well and tool used to be the undisputed champion of the Australian turf, and the most effective horses within the world.
Since retiring from the racetrack, he has turn into a much-loved ambassador for the game of kings, actually a People’s Horse. Now, two decades after his brilliant Caulfield and Melbourne Cup conquests, Helen Thomas revisits the extreme tale of this horse known as Mighty.
Helen Thomas has labored as a journalist for greater than thirty years in either radio and print. She is the chief of ABC NewsRadio in addition to being a thoroughbred breeder and racehorse proprietor. She is the writer of The Horse That Bart equipped, earlier the submit, forty two Days on the Races and Moods: The Peter Moody Saga.
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