Statement on Red Cadeaux from VRC Chief Executive Simon Love
The VRC is extremely saddened by the passing of Red Cadeaux following irreversible complications from surgery on his injured leg.
First and foremost, our thoughts are with all those who loved Red, especially his trainer Ed Dunlop, constant travelling companions, Robin Trevor-Jones and Steve Nicholson, and owner Ronnie Arculli.
The loss of a horse is always particularly sad. Very few horses have endeared themselves to the Australian public like Red Cadeaux, ensuring the impact is only further and more acutely felt.
Red was one of the world’s most travelled horses, and Australia was fortunate to feature on his itinerary on six occasions. He was the first international horse to contest five Emirates Melbourne Cups, a race he seemed to reserve his best performances for with three second placings. He just loved Australia and Australia certainly loved him.
The VRC is honoured to oblige the request to provide a final resting place for Red Cadeaux at Flemington. Further details will be announced once confirmed.