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SireScenic (IRE)
GrandsireSadler's Wells
DamLovers Knot (NZ)
Foaled4 October 2003 – 18 April 2010 (aged 6)
BreederI. Johnson
OwnerDato Tan Chin Nam
TrainerBart Cummings
Record36: 9-4-3
Major wins
Brisbane Cup (2008)
Melbourne Cup (2008)
Caulfield Cup (2009) JRA Plate (2008)
Australian Champion Stayer (2008/09)

Viewed (4 October 2003 – 18 April 2010) was an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 148th Melbourne Cup on 4 November 2008. Prior to the Cup, Viewed won the AJC Listed Japan Racing Association (JRA) Plate on April 30, 2008 and two months later he qualified by winning the Group 2 Brisbane Cup on 9 June 2008.[1]

Racing record[edit]

2008 Melbourne Cup[edit]

In the Melbourne Cup on November 4, Viewed defeated the Luca Cumani-trained Bauer in a photo finish.[2] The finish was so close that the electronic timing devices, which are placed inside the saddle cloths, recorded that Bauer had completed the course one-hundredth of a second faster than Viewed.[3] Viewed was trained by Bart Cummings and was ridden by Blake Shinn. It was Shinn's first Melbourne Cup winner and the 12th for Cummings.[4] It was the fourth time Cummings had won the Cup in partnership with Dato Tan Chin Nam, the owner. Viewed was an outsider in the Melbourne Cup, and paid $41.00 on the totalisator in New South Wales.[5]

2009 Caulfield Cup[edit]

Following the Melbourne Cup, Viewed failed to break through in four starts during the autumn however these runs included a 4th in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes, 4th in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes, 2nd in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes and 3rd in Group 1 The BMW. Viewed returned in the spring to win the Group 1 Caulfield Cup on 17 October 2009.[6] He was ridden by Brad Rawiller, and came from the tail of the field. Viewed was the first original topweight in history to win the Caulfield Cup, and the first Melbourne Cup winner to win the following year's Caulfield Cup since Rising Fast in 1955. Viewed defeated one of his stablemates, Roman Emperor, and was Cummings's seventh winner of the race.

2009 Melbourne Cup[edit]

After his victory in the Caulfield Cup, Viewed then ran in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes on Victoria Derby Day and finished 3rd and then finished 7th in the Melbourne Cup behind the eventual winner Shocking.


On 18 April 2010, Viewed was euthanised following complications from a twisted bowel.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ASB – Viewed Retrieved on 2009-6-19
  2. ^ 2008 Melbourne Cup result
  3. ^ "Not always to the swiftest: how Bauer 'won' the Cup". Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  4. ^ "Viewed wins Melbourne Cup". Sydney Morning Herald. 4 November 2008.
  5. ^ "Melbourne Cup dividends in New South Wales". Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  6. ^ Viewed wins Caulfield Cup
  7. ^ 2008 Melbourne Cup winner Viewed put down

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