PROTECTIONIST (GER) (4, Monsun (GER) - Patineuse (IRE) by Peintre Celebre (USA) demolished a star studded field to win the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup by 4 lengths.  Andreas Woehler and Ryan Moore teamed up for this remarkable performance.  Ryan weaved PROTECTIONIST through the field and broke through the leaders to record the win over Red Cadeaux (GB).   Being a homebred, PROTECTIONIST is a very special horse to Dr. Christoph Berglar and the whole Stonereath Stud team.  Patineuse is currently in foal to Hat Trick and has a Mizzen Mast weanling.

In all of our happiness and celebration we extend our condolences to the connections of Admire Rakti who collapsed and passed away after the race and to Araldo who had to be euthanized after an accident post race.  



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