French-bred Thoroughbred racehorse

Dunaden (26 February 2006 – 30 April 2019) was a Thoroughbred racehorse. He was trained in France. In his 46 races, he won 10 and was placed in the top three 19 times. He won the 2011 Melbourne Cup, ridden by French jockey Christophe Lemaire and trained by Mikel Delzangles.

Dunaden in 2011
Painting of Dunaden

Other major wins by Dunaden include Prix de Barbeville (2011), Geelong Cup (2011), Hong Kong Vase (2011) and Caulfield Cup (2012).

Dunaden was retired in 2015. On 30 April 2019, he died after a paddock accident at Overbury Stud in England.[1]


  1. Lynch, Michael (2 May 2019). "2011 Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden dies in paddock accident". The Age. Retrieved 2 May 2019.