Special resting place for HQ’s Red Cadeaux

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20:  Track rider Steve Nicholson and foreman Robin Trevor-Jones pose next to the plaque in tribute to Red Cadeaux on Black Caviar Lightning Day at Flemington Racecourse on February 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images for VRC) ANL-160223-124404001
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Track rider Steve Nicholson and foreman Robin Trevor-Jones pose next to the plaque in tribute to Red Cadeaux on Black Caviar Lightning Day at Flemington Racecourse on February 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images for VRC) ANL-160223-124404001
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A Newmarket racehorse who became the highest British-trained money earner has been laid to rest on the other side of the world where he captured the hearts of Australian racegoers.

The ashes of Red Cadeaux, trained by Ed Dunlop, who ran in five consecutive Melbourne Cups finishing runner-up three times, have been interred beneath a commemorative seat in the pre-parade ring at Flemington racecourse.

The five year old had to be put down after failing to recover from a leg injury sustained in last year’s race and his work rider Steve Nicholson and travelling head lad Robin Trevor-Jones, were at the course for the ceremony to mark the final resting place of the popular globetrotter.

They were presented with a commissioned painting of their favourite horse, along with a set of his racing plates by Victoria Racing Club (VRC) chairman Michael Burn who said: “Red Cadeaux was a horse the Australian people had a strong affinity for, largely due to his brave Emirates Melbourne Cup performances, but also because of his kind and gentle nature,”