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Might and Power Passes

Might and Power Passes

Might And Power Won The Caulfield Cup And Melbourne Cup Double

A true legend of Australian horse racing Might and Power passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning after a bout of colic at the aptly named Living Legends retirement home.

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The Jack Denham trained star of Australian turf won the heart of a nation with his breathtaking start to finish victories captivating racegoers and punters alike.

In 1997, as a four-year-old, Might and Power won the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup double. A year later he took out the Cox Plate.

That year's Melbourne Cup produced one of the most exhilarating finishes in recent memory, with Might and Power leading virtually the whole race before holding off Doriemus in a photo finish.

The run was all the more extraordinary as Might and Power received a three-and-a-half-kilogram penalty for his Caulfield Cup win a few weeks earlier.

Ridden by Jim Cassidy he became the first ever horse to win a Melbourne Cup after leading from start to finish.

He also became the first reigning Melbourne Cup champion to take out the Cox Plate since Phar Lap in 1931 in race record time.

The son of Zabeel won 15 of his 33 race starts and $5,226,286 in prize money. He is the only horse to have led all the way to win both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

All up Might and Power won seven Group One races after being purchased for just under $40,000 at yearling sales.

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