Americain more than just a Melbourne Cup hero to Mosse
Gerald Mosse reflects on his partnership with Americain, the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner, who died this week aged 17.
Americain may have been the horse that made Gerald Mosse famous in Australia but the Frenchman says he would have had a special place in his heart for the horse whether or not he had won a Melbourne Cup on him.
The veteran jockey paid tribute to his 2010 Cup winner after receiving the news that Americain had died in a paddock accident, aged 17, in Australia this week.
“Actually, it is not because he is a Melbourne Cup winner that I will remember him so fondly,” Mosse told Asian Racing Report as he drove to the second day at Royal Ascot.
“Number one; I remember him because he had absolutely beautiful shape, he was a magnificent animal, but he also had impeccable temperament. He was the most beautiful horse you could ride. He was just all muscle but still full of such good character and kindness.”