Might and Power has died aged 26 after he was diagnosed with colic.

H was rushed to Werribee Equine Centre for emergency surgery, but was unable to be saved.

The gelding completed the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup double in 1997, beating Doriemus to the line on both occasions. The 1997 World’s Best Stayer was a true runner, leading from the front before his elite turn of foot split himself from the chasing pack.

Four straight wins in 1998 between April 4 and May 23 proved his dominance over Australian racing as a four year old.

In the spring of 1998, Might and Power won the Cox Plate setting a new track record not to be broken for 17 years.

At the age of seven, the seven time Group 1 winner was retired and found a new home at Living Legends paddock in Greenvale Victoria where he became a part of the furniture.

Living Legends CEO & Veterinary Director, Dr Andrew Clarke said the team were deeply saddened by the loss of an all time favourite.

“I am incredibly sad to have to let you know that Might and Power was euthanised in the early hours of this morning,” Dr Clarke said.

“Our hearts are with owner Nick Moraitis and Bob’s many fans, and also to our wonderful staff who cared for him every day. Living Legends will never be the same without our treasured Might And Power.”

“A special thank you to Werribee Equine Centre for their efforts to save his life,” he said.

Might and Power raced 33 times for 15 wins, 7 seconds and third earning $5,226,286 in prize money.