Melbourne Cup Winner Dunaden Dies

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winner has died after a paddock accident at Overbury Stud in aged 13.

Owned by Racing, Dunaden won the 2011 Melbourne Cup for Sheikh Fahad Al Thani and returned to Australia the next year to claim the Cup.

He was trained in France by and was ridden to his Melbourne Cup win by who was a late replacement for suspended Australian who rode him the following year to his victory.

“It is with great sadness that we announce triple Group One winner, DUNADEN, winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup, sadly died at Overbury Stud yesterday due to complications following a paddock accident” Qatar Racing said on Twitter.

At his next start following his Melbourne Cup success, Dunaden won the 2011 with Williams aboard.

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