MELBOURNE CUP WINNER RETIRED

03 Nov 2021 11:40


 

The 2020 Melbourne Cup hero Twilight Payment has been retired and will live out his days at Living Legends.

The 9yo son of Teofilo (IRE) finished eleventh as the topweight in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.

The Joseph O’Brien-trained gelding had arrived in Australia in good form, having finished second in the Irish St Leger on September 12, after winning at the St Leger Trial at The Curragh four weeks earlier.

Twilight Payment was bred by Jim Bolger and was trained by him when initially carrying the colours of Godolphin. He continued to race for Bolger after being sold for €200,000 at the 2018 Goffs Horses In Training sale.

After racing in the colours of the trainer’s wife Jackie Bolger, Twilight Payment was acquired by Lloyd Williams and transferred to the stable of Joseph Patrick O’Brien.

Twilight Payment retires with a record of nine wins, eleven seconds and nine thirds with earnings the equivalent of $5,842,805.



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