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26-March-2014
26-March-2014

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The statue commemorates Melbourne Cup winner, Makybe Diva who won the Melbourne Cup on three occasions. The life-size statue was unveiled in the home town of her owner Tony Santic.

Makybe Diva is a British-bred, Australian-trained Thoroughbred that became the first racehorse to win the famed Melbourne Cup on three occasions: 2003, 2004, and 2005. In 2005, she also won the Cox Plate. Makybe Diva is the highest stakes-earner in Australasian horse racing history, with winnings of more than A$14 million when she retired on 1 November 2005. Makybe Diva is one of only five horses to have won the Cup more than once in the long history of the event, which was first run in 1861.

Location

Address:Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln, 5606
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.720065
Long: 135.858812
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Monument Designer:Ken Martin (Port Lincoln, SA)
Monument Manufacturer:Coates & Wood (Melbourne)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 30th October, 2006
Front Inscription

Plaque :

The Makybe Diva sculpture has been made
possible through the sponsorship of the
Government of South Australia  
City of Port Lincoln

Atlantis
Tuna Boat Owners Assoc.
Ron and Janet Forster
Mario and Rita Valcic
Joe and Dorothy Puglist
Victor Smorgon Group
Sam and Elida Sarin
Dragah and Davorka Vidov

And the generous support of the Port Lincoln community

Plaque :

OWNERS 
Tony and Christine Santic
Triple Melbourne Cup Winner - 2003, 2004, 2005
Group 1 Wins
W S Cox Plate - Sydney Cup - Australian Cup - BMW
Highest Stakes Winner In Australian History - $ 14,526,685
Australia`s Champion Racehorse of the Year - 2005, 2006
Awarded the most memorable sporting moment by the Australian Sporting Hall of Fame
Inducted in to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame 2005

Plaque :

Makybe Diva was unveiled by the
Deputy Premier of South Australia
Hon. Kevin Foley MP
On 30th October 2006

To commemorate her achievements as one of the
greatest race horses in Australian history

Sculptor - Ken Martin - Port Lincoln
Foundry - Coates and Wood - Melbourne

 

 

 

Source: MA
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