Just minutes after running in the 2018 Melbourne Cup, The CliffsofMoher was put down.
According to the RSPCA Australia, the horse suffered a fractured right shoulder during the first 600 metres of the race and was euthanised on track.
We’re hearing The Cliffsofmoher suffered a fractured right shoulder and was euthanised in track. More to come once we have further info.#melbournecup2018
— RSPCA Australia (@RSPCA) November 6, 2018
Racing.com editor-in-chief Shane Anderson confirmed in a tweet that The CliffsofMoher “could not be saved”.
Horrible news. The Cliffsofmoher suffered a fractured right shoulder when injured in the Melbourne Cup, unfortunately could not be saved. Thoughts with connections. @Racing
— Shane Anderson (@Globalgallop) November 6, 2018