By Helen Thomas
Despite his awkward galloping sort, few thoroughbreds may perhaps fit may possibly and Power’s sustained velocity and stamina, and racing fanatics enjoyed his freewheeling leader’s sort. In 1997, after profitable the Caulfield Cup through a amazing seven and a part lengths, he back led all of the option to trap the Australian turf’s maximum prize, the Melbourne Cup – retaining at bay the valiant stayer Doriemus to triumph in a single of the race’s closest finishes. nobody expects to work out one other horse do that back. unlike Mighty.
When he his impressive Cups double with victory within the W.S. Cox Plate in 1998, may well and gear used to be the undisputed champion of the Australian turf, and the best horses within the world.
Since retiring from the racetrack, he has turn into a much-loved ambassador for the game of kings, really a People’s Horse. Now, twenty years after his wonderful Caulfield and Melbourne Cup conquests, Helen Thomas revisits the intense tale of this horse referred to as Mighty.
Helen Thomas has labored as a journalist for greater than thirty years in either radio and print. She is the executive 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 publish, forty two Days on the Races and Moods: The Peter Moody Saga.
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