Hamilton Park Racecourse rename bar in honour of the legendary Red Cadeaux

Hamilton Park Racecourse is delighted to announce they will re-name their newly refurbished champagne bar in honour of the late Red Cadeaux.

The bar has undergone a complete refit and will be renamed  “Red’s Wine Bar” in tribute to the horse – who won more prize money than any other British-trained race-horse and landed the Braveheart Listed stakes early in his career at the Lanarkshire venue.

Red Cadeaux appeared at Hamilton Park in 2011 to take his first Class 1 win before going on to rack up nearly £5 million in prize money.In a career spanning seven seasons and three continents, Red Cadeaux earned more prize-money than any other British-trained horse has ever done, racking up nearly £5 million. As well as his Australian heroics, he won the Hong Kong Vase in 2012 and finished runner-up in the Dubai World Cup the following year.

Trainer Ed Dunlop’s stayer enjoyed a glittering career spanning seven years and three continents, including five consecutive outings in the Melbourne Cup – finishing runner-up in 2011, 2013 and 2014 – as well as winning the Hong Kong Vase in 2012 and finishing runner-up in the Dubai World Cup the following year.

He was sadly euthanized last year after failing to recover from a leg injury sustained in the 2015 running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington.

Vivien Kyles, Chief Executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said: “Red Cadeaux’s win at Hamilton Park was his first Class 1 win before moving onto Group races.  “Even then his quality was clear. We’ve followed his heroic career ever since and are immensely proud of the fact he has raced and won here. He is one of the true greats.  I was in attendance at The Melbourne Cup in Flemington and had placed a bet on him winning that day, and so was keenly watching him run on what turned out to be his last outing.  When back at Hamilton Park we then discussed renaming the bar in his honour I had even more of a sentimental reason to do so – we’re truly delighted to have it as part of our offering here at Hamilton Park.  Red’s” will see a complete refurbishment of the existing facility, designed to reflect the silks of owner Ronnie Arculli while showcasing photographs and facts from key moments in his career – from Hamilton Park to Melbourne, Hong Kong and Dubai.

Last month Red Cadeaux’s ashes were fittingly laid to rest in the pre-parade ring at Flemington.

He has been interred below a bench fitted with a plaque – which bears an inscription from Ronnie Arculli that reads: ‘For a race that stops a nation we were lucky to have a horse who touched a nation.’

Trainer Ed Dunlop added: “Red Cadeaux gave the horse racing public an incredible amount of joy and is dearly missed by all who knew and watched him.  “Thankfully he was able to grace courses all over the world – including Hamilton Park – before his career was cut short by injury. We are delighted Hamilton Park Racecourse has chosen to remember him in this way.”

For more information on Hamilton Park Racecourse’s facilities and fixtures visit www.hamilton-park.co.uk.