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Red Cadeaux taken to hospital after Melbourne Cup breakdown

Melbourne Cup veteran Red Cadeaux has has successful surgery after breaking down near the end of the famous race.

Flemington Racecourse confirmed that the 10-year-old suffered a fetlock injury late in the race.

The injury was stabilised and splinted on the track, and the popular stayer has received a better prognosis than trainer Ed Dunlop has expected.

The three-time Melbourne Cup runner up has been retired. 

LISTEN: Alexandra Factor gives Tom Elliott an update on Red Cadeaux

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