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Death of Melbourne Cup winner Kingston Rule

KINGSTON Rule, the record-breaking 1990 Melbourne Cup winner, has died at the age of 25.

The American-bred, who was one of the last living sire sons of Secretariat, died on Saturday at Ealing Park in Victoria, Australia, his home for the past 20 years.

Kingston Rule leapt to national prominence when he won the 1990 Melbourne Cup in a record time of 3 minutes, 16.3 seconds. He  was raced by Mr and Mrs David Hains, who had bred him out of their Australian Horse of the Year Rose Of Kingston.

At stud, he sired 190 individual winners including the Group I winners Kensington Palace (VRC Oaks) and Sheer Kingston (Adelaide and Brisbane Cups).

He was retired from stud duty in 2011.

 

 

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