Although twilight won the most prestigious horse race in Australia 2020 Melbourne cup, the event was dominated by the death of Anthony Van Dyck, and the Aidan O’Brien trained colt who broke down on the final stretch at Flemington or racecourse.
The victory was the second for trainer Joseph O’Brien in Melbourne as twilight payment. Branded as the race that halts the nation this year, the Melbourne Cup was held without the fans’ presence in the racecourse due to the ongoing world pandemic. It’s quick and simple to sign up and bet on the Melbourne Cup 2020. The proceeding took a tragic turn with the announcement of the fatal injury that Anthony van Dyck had sustained in the race.
The announcement of the passing on of Anthony van Dyck was done by Racing Victoria Jamie Stier. He had sustained a fractured fetlock during the running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
Immediate veterinary care was administered to the horse. However, the efforts to save the horse were futile due to the nature of the injury sustained. Some of the favorites who were chasing the title in the Melbourne cup’s 160th anniversary were Tiger Moth, Anthony Van Dyck, and Ridden by Bowman.
According to the organizer, Anthony van Dyck’s death was the fifth since 1998. The Flemington racecourse has an average of two fatal racing accidents a year in flat rates.
The CEO of Dr. Liz Walker, in a statement, said that RSPCA believes there are inherent animal welfare issues involved with the horse. He added that some precautionary measures should be taken to improve to avoid unnecessary injury or trauma in the future in case of an accident.
There are numerous risks in horse racing, and the regrettable incident indicates that the industry needs to work better to protect the animals’ welfare.
RSPCA Victoria extends sincere sympathies to the people who contributed to the welfare of Anthony van Dyck.
In his statement, Stier added that a report would be prepared by the racing integrity services team, which would provide the learning lesson and preparations to avoid similar injuries in the future.
Tiger Moth’s Jockey Kerrin was fined 50,000 Australian dollars for, and on top of that, a suspension of 13 meetings for breaching whips rules. Race stewards administered the fine.
The Melbourne cup victory by Joseph O’Brien denied his father the win for the second time. That is after beating Johannes Vermeer in 2017.
On this occasion, twilight led from the front of the field under 25-year-old McNeil, which was riding in his first Melbourne cup and secured the first top prize of 3.1 million us dollars.
According to O’Brien, The one thing that twilight payment has is the will to win. Twilight has stamina O’Brien could not be at the racecourse due to the restrictions imposed.
O’Brien had a conversation with Jye, and Jye had a clear plan on what he wanted to do. There was a feeling that if we had to make the field come and get him, they might struggle to catch him, and that’s how it worked out.