Oldest Melbourne Cup winner passes away

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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Article from JustHorseRacing.com.au

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