How Amazing Does 31-Year-Old Melbourne Cup Winner Subzero Look?
What. A. Legend.
He won the 1992 Melbourne Cup as a four-year-old.
Twenty-seven years on, you don't have to be a mathematical genius to work out that ghostly grey Subzero is now 31, which is really, really, really old for a horse.
But doesn't he look amazing?
"Old Subbie", as everyone calls him, is quite the celebrity in Melbourne.
There is no retirement home he has not visited, no school fete he has not appeared at. He's a beautiful, gentle horse with a million friends. Subbie is the people's horse.
On Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington on Thursday, Subbie led the field out for the race named in his honour -- the Off The Track Subzero Handicap over 1400m.
It's a race specially reserved for grey horses, and it makes for some spectacular scenes. Here's the field as it thunders around the home turn.
And here's the winner, Bumper Blast, ridden by THAT MAN Craig Williams, rider of Melbourne Cup victor Vow And Declare. He's having himself some sort of week now.
But the real champ this week is Old Subbie, who stopped and let half the racecourse pat him today, and who will go home tonight knowing he's made a lot of people happier. Again. Just like he's been doing for years.
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