Australian wonder horse Might And Power dies at 26
One of the all-time greats in Australian racing, Might And Power, died on Saturday at the age of 26.
The news was confirmed by Living Legends, a facility for retired horses where Might And Power had been since his retirement.
The gelding was a seven-time winner at Group 1 level in the late 1990s, and is one of few horses to have won the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate. He was also named horse of the year in Australia in 1997 and 1998.
Might And Power was known for his extraordinary talent and front-running ability. He made all to win the Melbourne Cup in 1997 for Jack Denham and Jim Cassidy, recording one of the quickest times in the history of the race.
Other career highlights from the son of Zabeel include setting course records with wide-margin wins in Caulfield Cup, the Doomben Cup, and the Cox Plate.
He won 15 races from 33 starts and amassed $5,226,286 (£2,665,269) in career prize-money.
Tweets from Living Legends read: "It is with the deepest sadness that we advise that one of the all-time greats of Australian racing, Might And Power, has passed away at the age of 26. We're completely heartbroken to lose this very special once-in-a-lifetime horse.
"Late yesterday he was diagnosed with colic and rushed to Werribee Equine Centre for emergency surgery, but was unable to be saved."
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