A CLOSE interest by St Patrick’s Camperdown pupils in Caulfield Cup winner Dunaden paid dividends yesterday when the $150,000 trophy was handed around their classroom.
The cup, won by the French stayer on Saturday, came courtesy of fellow pupils Hannah and Guy Faber, whose father Geoffrey is the Australian representative of Dunaden’s owner, Sheik Fahad al-Thani.
School principal Michael McKenzie said Hannah and Guy’s connection to Dunaden meant the school had followed its wins at last year’s Geelong Cup and Melbourne Cup.
Mr Faber yesterday spoke to the pupils about the Caulfield Cup win, while Hannah and Guy told how they celebrated.
Mr McKenzie said the visit was a great connection to a national event and also showed the pupils how today’s technology allowed people to operate throughout the world. Mr Faber works from Camperdown for the Qatari sheik, who races horses throughout the world.