Russian Camelot Won’t Return to Melbourne Cup Next Year

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Fri 6th November 2020

Trainer Danny O’Brien has ruled out star galloper Russian Camelot returning to the Melbourne Cup (3200m) next year after his brave eighth in the 2020 edition on Tuesday.

“He will never run a 3200-metre race again,” O’Brien said while speaking to

“I think he ran as good as he could, but he didn’t quite stay the strong two mile as it was on the day,” O’Brien said.

“He gave us everything he had and he came up short.”

The rising star is now in the paddock after his spring preparation, which was highlighted by his win in the Underwood Stakes, as well as placing in the Cox Plate.

From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.