Melbourne Sports Tours was delighted to host freelance travel writer, Jenny Burns, on a Horses, Wine and Beer Tour recently. Jenny wrote a story focused on Living Legends and The Spring Racing carnival for Melbourne WHERE magazine and her own blog, Travels with JB.
If you’ve ever wondered what makes a champion race horse then a visit to Living Legends may provide some of the answers.
Living Legends is located within Woodlands Historic Park at Greenvale (six minutes from Melbourne Airport), the property is home to 19 of Australia’s finest retired champion racehorses. There are winners of the Melbourne Cup, Japan Cup, Caulfield Cup, Australian Cup and Cox Plate.
Join a tour and you’ll get a chance to feed some of the horses and learn about their victories and very individual personalities. The property is also the final resting place for a number of deceased champions of the track.
Apache Cat is one of the most popular 'Legends', renowned for a splash of white, rather than a blaze, on his nose. While many love his appearance, one unlucky potential owner who could have purchased the horse cheaply didn’t follow through. Apache Cat won more than $4 million in prize money!
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