The Diva would have stopped foreign run
VOW And Declare’s Melbourne Cup win was a rare one for Australian horses and it’s likely the internationals will continue their domination next year.
But they wouldn’t have if Makybe Diva (pictured) was still racing, according to her jockey Glen Boss.
“She beat the best in the world,’’ he said. “Vinnie Roe was rated the world’s best two-miler, especially on wet ground, and she beat him a length-and-a-quarter.
“Dermot Weld told me after the race that he couldn’t get his horse any better and he was ridden well. He was presented to win and he said Vinnie Roe would have won that race 10 out of 10 times but he couldn’t beat her.”
WE were at Flemington for Derby Day last Saturday and when the Golden Eagle was on at Rosehill, one Melbourne journalist turned their back on the TV and said they refused to watch the race.
How sad can you be?
Boss & Diva after 2005 win.