In an incident echoing the 2014 Melbourne Cup, which tragically left two horses dead, veteran gelding Red Cadeaux failed to finish the nation-stopping race on Tuesday and was seen being rushed to a vet.

“We don’t know what the situation is but it’s not looking good,” owner Ronald Arculli told the South China Morning Post.

The 10-year-old horse, which has finished runner-up in the Cup three times, sustained a suspected fetlock injury, the Flemington Racecourse confirmed on Twitter.

We confirm Red Cadeaux incurred a suspected fetlock injury during the Emirates Melbourne Cup & has been taken to vet clinic for assessment.

— FlemingtonRacecourse (@FlemingtonVRC) November 3, 2015 Read more…

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