Seven Melbourne Cup deaths in eight years

Stuff reported:

High-profile runner Anthony Van Dyck has been euthanised after failing to complete the course in the Melbourne Cup.

One of the favourites to give trainer Aidan O’Brien his first Melbourne Cup victory, Anthony Van Dyck was injured during the race.

“It is with sadness that we confirm that Anthony Van Dyck had to be humanely euthanised after sustaining a fractured fetlock during the running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington,” Racing Victoria’s Jamie Steir said.

In the last eight Melbourne Cups, seven horses have died. Is this humane?

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