A former jumps jockey in South Australia, Mark Kavanagh started training in 1991. Kavanagh achieved good success in the early years but it was his decision to move to Adelaide in 2000 that saw him reach the upper echelon of South Australian trainers.
In 2007 Kavanagh set up a base at Flemington and in the Spring of that year he achieved Group 1 success with Divine Madonna, Maldivian and Devil Moon.
The following year Whobegotyou won the Caulfield Guineas and two weeks later followed up by taking out the Vase on a day capped by Maldivian’s Cox Plate win and his Waterford Crystal Mile by Sea Battle.
In 2009 Kavanagh achieved every trainer’s dream when his gelding Shocking powered away to claim the Emirates Melbourne Cup.
Kavanagh was also the trainer of the outstanding race mare Atlantic Jewel. A daughter of Fastnet Rock, Atlantic Jewel won 10 of her 11 career starts, including four at Group 1 level, the most recent the 2013 Caulfield Stakes.
some career highlights
J & M Magee Mem. Xmas Stakes - Undeniably
Bmw Doveton Stakes - Catapulted
Matriarch Stakes - Midnight Martini
Mitchelton Wines Vase Gr2S - Super Cool
TAB Cranbourne Cup Midnight Martin
Bobbie Lewis Qlty Gr3 - We're Gonna Rock
Ticketek All Aged Stakes Gr1 Atlantic Jewel
Yellowglen Sapphire Stakes Gr2 - Atlantic Jewel
R N Irwin Stakes Gr3 - We're Gonna Rock
Mss Security Stakes - Instalment
Cathay Pacific Caulfield Stks Gr1 - Atlantic Jewel. Top Cut Stocks Stakes Gr2 Atlantic Jewel. N.Z. Bloodstock Memsie Stakes Gr1 Atlantic Jewel.Darley Australian Cup Gr1 Super Cool.Bmw Caulfield Autumn Classic Gr2Super Cool. C S Hayes Stakes Gr3 - Sheer Talent. Talindert Stakes - Casquets
Queen Adelaide Stakes - Za Moulin Rouge
2012 J & M Magee Mem. Xmas StakesUndeniably2012 Bmw Doveton StakesCatapulted2012 Matriarch Stakes Gr2Midnight Martini2012 Mitchelton Wines Vase Gr2Super Cool TAB Cranbourne CupMidnight Martini Bobbie Lewis Qlty Gr3We're Gonna RockTicketek All Aged Stakes Gr1Atlantic JewelYellowglen Sapphire Stakes Gr2Atlantic JewelR N Irwin Stakes Gr3We're Gonna Rock Mss Security StakesInstalment
U.C.I Stakes - Magicool
H.D.F. McNeil Stakes Gr3 - Chivalry
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