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Fast facts on Melbourne Cup winning trainer Mark Kavanagh


All you need to know on the 2009 Melbourne Cup winning trainer:

mark kavanagh Mark Kavanagh
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.
Career Highlights:
Winning 2009 Melbourne Cup with Shocking.
Winning 2008 Cox Plate with Maldivian.
Winning first Group One with Hard To Get in 2004 SA Derby.
Career Lowlights:
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