Dermot Weld Looking For A Third Melbourne Cup Title In Profound Beauty

June 1st, 2010

With the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival almost over and done with, eyes look to spring for the next bout of elite thoroughbred horse racing in Australia – particularly in the form of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

At this point in the lead up to the 2010 Melbourne Cup, it looks like the Irish Profound Beauty will run once again.

The feature race on the Australian calendar is undisputedly the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), and going ahead on the 2nd of November this year is worth a huge $6 million.

At this point in the lead up to the 2010 Melbourne Cup, it looks like the Irish Profound Beauty will run once again.

The six-year-old mare, trained by Dermot Weld finished fifth in the 2008 Melbourne Cup, with Viewed the eventual winner.

Weld is regarded as one of the best trainers globally, and is the only European to have won at the Melbourne Cup, which he has done twice with Vintage Crop and Media Puzzle in 1993 and 2002 respectively.

After missing out on the race last year due to the fear the ground would be too hard, the strong race mare has started her season well in Ireland.

The Danehill mare won a 2,800 metre Listed race at Leopardstown, where she overcame the race favourite Age Of Aquarius to claim the win, and will most likely take part in the Curragh Cup and the Irish St Leger before travelling down under to the 2010 Melbourne Cup.

Profound Beauty is just one of a few international horses being set to make the big trip, and may well end her career in this year’s 150th running of the world’s most favourite horse race – the Melbourne Cup.

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