Melbourne Cup winner and champion mare Let’s Elope has sadly passed away overnight in her sleep at age of 29.
Let’s Elope was a four time Group 1 winner including a three length victory in the Melbourne Cup.
Let’s Elope’s 1991 Cup win was her fourth-straight victory in a seven-race streak for trainer Bart Cummings before her racing career ended in the United States.
Lauriston Park’s Chris and Kathie Bakker said Let’s Elope died peacefully in her sleep lying underneath a gum tree in her favourite paddock on Monday night.
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Let’s Elope had a 7 win streak- Turnbull, Caulfield Cup, Mackinnon, Melb.Cup, Orr, St George and Australian Cup. Cost 16k NZ later 150K & OZ
— Bryan Martin OAM (@bmracingclub) September 12, 2016
loved every second we had meeting this wonderful mare. RIP the great one, Let’s Elope. pic.twitter.com/FQQyKcOlwt
— Kristen Manning (@RacingPedigrees) September 12, 2016
— Mary Collier (@mtc01) September 12, 2016
Article from JustHorseRacing.com.au