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Dark Marne racehorse Sydney Cup winner

Dark Marne - racehorse - 1948 Sydney Cup winnerDark Marne was foaled in 1943 and was by The Marne out of the mare All Dark (by Dunnottar)

The geldings main wins were in the 1948 Sydney Cup, 1948 Colin Stephens Stakes, 1947 Hotham Handicap (now Lexus Stakes), 1947 STC Hill Stakes, 1949 Rosehill Cup .

He also ran second in the 1948 Melbourne Cup behind Rimfire and second in the 1952 STC Lord Mayors Cup behind Star King.

The 1948 Melbourne Cup was the first year the photo finish camera was in use. Controversially, the rider of Dark Marne, Jack Thompson, was sure he had won and beaten Rimfire but the camera said otherwise and Rimfire won by a nose.

It was not until the following Autumn that a journalist from Sydney proved the mirror and the post camera did not line up, so the photo was not actually being taken on the winning line. Too late for the punters and connections of Dark Marne




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