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FeaturePatrick Mullins

We came, we saw, we left with our tails between our legs - but I've never seen anything quite like it

The Closutton assistant trainer with his diary from an ultimately unsuccessful trip to Melbourne

Ryan Moore riding Vauban before their unplaced finish in the Melbourne Cup
Vauban before finishing unplaced in the Melbourne CupCredit: Vince Caligiuri (Getty Images)

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”
Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz


The plane lands with a thump. I’ve just finished the first two Lord of the Rings films, leaving the last one for the return journey. David Mullins, Kieran Stokes and I are downstairs; Paul Byrne is upstairs. It’s a recurring life theme.

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Published on 14 November 2023inPatrick Mullins

Last updated 16:00, 14 November 2023