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R.I.P Kingston Rule

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    Posted: 08 Dec 2011 at 10:10pm
Rest In Peace mate. Good stayer you were.
 
 
 
 
 
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Here is his 1990 Melbourne Cup win.
 
 
 
 
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Bless the big chestnut off to the great paddock in the sky for a well deserved permanent spell. I reckon a few good ones will still hit the ground from his daughters.  Thumbs Up
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Better than Rogan Josh or Subzero was he Jamal..???

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RIP Kingston Rule,The fastest of all Melbourne Cup Winners. (Aged 26)  Cry
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i remember watching that race as a 12yr old. wathcing him move through the field coming up to the turn and wishing i had backed that horse. 

fantastic win and i dont think they will beat his time the way they run the race these days and prepare the track 
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Trained to the minute ,when the other horse challenged Kingston Rule near the finish line its supreme fitness kicked in and it was puling away at the winning post.Sensational conditioning  by The Master.
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Remember him winning the Moonee Valley Cup to qualify for the Melbourne Cup, the other runners couldn't hold a candle to him that day, both in looks and performance. Lovely horse.
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Won the Moonee Valley Cup, went round for a canter in the Hotham and won the Cup all in 10 days.

Good horse.

I remember being stupendously excited when he first started racing because of his pedigree.

Was he the only offspring of Secretariat to run in Australia ?

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i loved that horse when he was racing.  thought if he was even half the horse his old man was, he would romp in with the cup, and he did.
saw him a couple of times at stud and what a lovely horse,,,,so sad when i heard the news.
RIP fella.  you were a good horse.
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 Owner: Kingston Park Stud
    Breeder: Kingston Park Stud
State Bred: KY
  Winnings: 18 Starts: 4 - 4 - 2, A$1,549,125

Melbourne Cup (AUS-G1), MVRC Landragin Wines Moonee Valley Cup (AUS-G2), VATC Tommy Woodcock H, VATC H A Currie H
2nd:VATC T. S. Carlyon Cup (AUS-G2),VRC The Dalgety (AUS-G2), VATC Coongy G3, VATC Chatham H.
3rd: Blamey Stakes (AUS-G2), St. George Stakes (AUS-G2)

Entered Stud in 1991, Standing at Ealing Park, Victoria, Stud Fee $3300 (inc gst)
Died at Ealing Park on 3 Dec 2011.
Kingston Rule holds the Melbourne Cup race record with a time of 3:16:3
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looked after kingy in his 2nd and 3rd season at stud,very nice horse to deal with,gentelman!
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Originally posted by mouse mouse wrote:

looked after kingy in his 2nd and 3rd season at stud,very nice horse to deal with,gentelman!


thats what i thought.  its nice you said that.  we went to the stud to see him, and i really wanted to be able to have a nice piccie with him,  because i was always a huge fan of his,   and when he was brought out and stood up i was able to  stand with him and hold him,  and he was as you say,,a gentleman.
hell , it might have been you brought him out for us !!  i have a lovely photo of him and his handler,  are you a little thin bloke,   well ,  spose you are,  mouse and all,,,!!!! LOL !!
he was such a handsome horse !
and couldnt he run !!
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His pic is at www.pedigreequery.com, but for some reason I can't snare it.

Enter his name,click "horse search" and catch the photo box ,after KR's name and the letter i (in a circle)
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Was just looking at the race results around the country for Melb Cup day and noticed a horse called Mishnah won a 1300m race at Rockhampton.

He is from the last crop of Kingston Rule & probably the last of his progeny to grace a racetrack.

Nice touch that he won on Melb Cup day, 29 years after his dad ran 3:16.3 to win the Cup for Bart & Darren Beadman.
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The one thing I remember about that prep is his Hotham run where he slid up to the Hayes runner, Mount Olympus, and just followed him for the last two hundred to the line.

I would say he was the best bred horse to ever race in Australia, ever!
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Originally posted by VOYAGER VOYAGER wrote:

The one thing I remember about that prep is his Hotham run where he slid up to the Hayes runner, Mount Olympus, and just followed him for the last two hundred to the line.

I would say he was the best bred horse to ever race in Australia, ever!


Kingston Rule's final three starts during that 1990 Cup campaign read:

1st: Moonee Valley Cup
2nd Hotham Handicap
1st: Melbourne Cup

As for best bred - you're probably right. Although Brew was a pretty well bred horse...his sire was Sir Tristram and his dam was Horlicks.
It's always good when a WA horse does well in the Eastern States or abroad.
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