Melbourne Cup deaths

Admire RatkiAn autopsy has revealed that Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti died of acute heart failure.

Last night, ABC’s Lateline covered the story with an interview of Elio Celotto of Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses. The story includes footage of Admire Rakti immediately after the race, showing the seven-year-old stallion collapsing in his stall. Click here for the Lateline segment.