Green Moon Won’t Rise for Melbourne Cup 2013

November 8, 2012

Green Moon Won’t Rise for Melbourne Cup 2013

They may be the most talked about horse in Australian racing right now but owner Lloyd Williams has shut down any talks of a title defense in the 2013 Melbourne Cup for his champion galloper Green Moon.

Green Moon

2012 Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon won't race in the Cup next year

On Tuesday the Montjeu stallion scored an upset win in the ‘race that stops a nation’ saluting in the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) as a $20 roughie, the one-time favourite having blown right out in the markets after running seventh as the beaten favourite in the Cox Plate the previous run.

Williams, who has now owned four Melbourne Cup winners over the years, however has confirmed the $4.78 million earner will not target next year’s Cup and attempt to become the first multiple Melbourne Cup champ since Makybe Diva (2003, 2004, 2005).

“He will probably go down a different path next year,” Williams said.

One thing Australian racing fans can bank on however is that Green Moon will race on in the country and won’t be sent overseas or to stud in the coming few seasons.

“We’re pretty happy here at home,” Williams said.

“I’m fiercely Australian, fiercely Melburnian.

“And no one is asking me to send him to stud just yet. I like racing them.”

While Green Moon has been ruled out of another Melbourne Cup Williams, who was absent from Flemington for the 152nd edition this week opting to enjoy the race quietly from his Macedon Lodge, will continue to target the world’s richest handicap admitting chasing the Loving Trophy has become like a “disease.”

“There’s a lot more Melbourne Cups to come,” Williams said.

“It’s a bit late in life for me to stop now … it’s a disease.”

Williams four Melbourne Cup winners to date have been Just A Dash (1981), What A Nuisance (1985), Efficient (2007) and of course Green Moon (2012).

The Melbourne Cup action may be over for another season but the Melbourne Cup Carnival continues over two more days of racing with Crown Oaks Day today and Saturday’s Emirates Stakes Day.

So continue the spring betting online with our preferred bookie who are still running their exclusive $400 bonus welcome bet offer for new customers that quote the promo code BONUSBET this season.

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