One particular Melbourne Cup will be adequate for Green Moon but four are not adequate for his proprietor.
“There’s a great deal a lot more Melbourne Cups to come,” explained Lloyd Williams, the man who discovered Green Moon in England and brought him to Australia.
“It is a bit late in lifestyle for me to stop now … it truly is a illness.”
Williams, even so, didn’t indulge his passion to the extent of going to Flemington to see his horse run.
He admitted on Wednesday to viewing the Cup from his instruction complex at Mt Macedon north of Melbourne “with the sound turned down”, and to celebrating with a cup of tea.
Green Moon, who spent considerably of the day after his momentous win munching on grass fed to him from the $ 175,000 sound gold trophy he won on Tuesday, will be aimed at much more conservative targets in the future.
“He will probably go down a various path subsequent year,” his owner stated.
No matter what that path may possibly be, it won’t involve racing overseas nor will Green Moon go to stud.
“We’re rather satisfied here at home,” Williams explained.
“I am fiercely Australian, fiercely Melburnian.
“And no a single is asking me to send him to stud just yet. I like racing them.”
Williams has spent several fortunes on his passion, collecting his initial Cup in 1981 with Just A Dash, his second with What A Nuisance in 1985 and a 3rd in 2007 with Effective.
But Green Moon is the only one of his quartet of Melbourne Cup winners capable of fathering a winner of Australia’s biggest race.
As he recovered from his Cup exertions, even that aspect of his long term seemed also distant to contemplate.
Green Moon invested significantly of the day posing for the cameras and consuming, watched by his proud owners and his lately retired predecessor Effective who looked on from his stall.
Approvingly, you would have to assume.