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European Raiders Gatecrash Melbourne Party
Meanwhile, on Saturday sandwiched between Friday's & Sunday's major Melbourne race meetings, a posse of 16 European raiders jetted into Melbourne courtesy of International Racehorse Transport. Accompanied by Racing Victoria's international recruitment officer Leigh Jordan, theage.com.au reports the consignment of horses is arguably the best ever to come to these shores for the Spring Carnival. "It's probably one of the best groups of international horses that we've ever had on any one flight, and to think we got two past Melbourne Cup winners making the journey is great for the Melbourne Cup," enthused Jordan. "That's one thing that the Australian racegoers must remember, that these horses are travelling long distances and spending long arduous hours on a plane and then they've got to quickly acclimatise".