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Sire Scenic (IRE)
Dam Lovers Knot (NZ)
Grandsire Sadler's Wells
Damsire Khozaam
Gender Stallion
Foaled October 4, 2003 – April 18, 2010 (aged 6)
Country Australia
Color Bay
Breeder Mr I. Johnson
Owner Dato Tan Chin Nam
Trainer Bart Cummings
Record 32: 9-4-2
Earnings A$5,761,030
Viewed is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Lovers Knot (NZ) by Scenic (IRE). He was born on October 4, 2003 – April 18, 2010 (aged 6) in Australia, and was bred by Mr I. Johnson.
Major wins
Brisbane Cup (2008)
Melbourne Cup (2008)
Caulfield Cup (2009)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Viewed (October 4, 2003 – April 18, 2010) was an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 148th Melbourne Cup on 4 November 2008. Prior to the Cup, Viewed won the AJC JRA Plate and qualified by winning the Brisbane Cup on 9 June 2008.[1]


Racing record

2008 Melbourne Cup

In the Melbourne Cup, Viewed defeated the Luca Cumani-trained Bauer in a photo finish.[2] The finish was so close that the electronic timing devices, which are placed inside the saddle cloths, recorded that Bauer had completed the course one-hundredth of a second faster than Viewed.[3] Viewed was trained by Bart Cummings and was ridden by Blake Shinn. It was Shinn's first Melbourne Cup winner and the 12th for Cummings.[4] It was the fourth time Cummings had won the Cup in partnership with Dato Tan Chin Nam, the owner. Viewed was an outsider in the Melbourne Cup, and paid $41.00 on the totalisator in New South Wales.[5]

2009 Caulfield Cup

Following the Melbourne Cup, Viewed failed to break through in four starts during the autumn, but returned in the spring to win the Caulfield Cup on 17 October 2009.[6] He was ridden by Brad Rawiller, and came from the tail of the field. Viewed was the first original topweight in history to win the Caulfield Cup ,and the first Melbourne Cup winner to win the following year's Caulfield Cup since Rising Fast in 1955. Viewed defeated one of his stablemates, Roman Emperor, and was Cummings's seventh winner of the race.

2009 Melbourne Cup

After his victory in the Caulfield Cup, Viewed went on to his attempt at defending his Melbourne Cup Crown which he took 12 months previously. He finished 7th behind the eventual winner Shocking.


On April 18, 2010, Viewed was euthanised following complications from a twisted bowel.[7]

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