Fast facts on Melbourne Cup winning trainer Mark Kavanagh
All you need to know on the 2009 Melbourne Cup winning trainer:
DOB: 23 December, 1956.
First winner: Celestial Choice in a Donald Maiden in June, 1991.
Former jumps jockey, started training at Mount Gambier, SA in 1991.
Moved to Adelaide in 2000 and opened stables at Flemington in 2007.
Winning 2009 Melbourne Cup with Shocking.
Winning 2008 Cox Plate with Maldivian.
Winning first Group One with Hard To Get in 2004 SA Derby.
Favourite Maldivian late scratching from Caulfield Cup in 2007 after striking himself on camera in barrier stalls.
Favourite Whobegotyou fails to run a place in 2009 Cox Plate.
Pre-post 2009 Victoria Derby favourite Shamoline Warrior scratched on race morning with elevated temperature.
13 Group One wins
2009 Melbourne Cup – Shocking
2009 Yalumba Stakes – Whobegotyou
2009 CF Orr Stakes – Maldivian
2008 Cox Plate – Maldivian
2008 Caulfield Guineas – Whobegotyou
2007 Myer Classic – Divine Madonna
2007 Toorak Handicap – Divine Madonna
2007 Yalumba Stakes – Maldivian
2007 Turnbull Stakes – Devil Moon
2007 Queen Of The Turf Stakes – Divine Madonna
2006 Emirates Stakes – Divine Madonna
2005 Blue Diamond Stakes – Undoubtedly
2004 SA Derby – Hard To Get