Sunday, October 24, 2010
Lap time of 3:19:50 with jockey Selkrig, he won 20,750 pounds for owner Cohen.
Winner for 1962 - Even Stevens
Lap time of 3:21:40 ridden by jockey Coles, and winning 20,750 for owner Wattie.
Winner for 1963 - Gatum Gatum
Won in 3:21:00 with jockey Johnston, winning a total of 25,200 pounds.
Winner for 1964 - Polo Prince.
Lap time 3:19:60 jockey Taylor, winnings total of 25,750 pounds.
Winner for 1965 - Light Fingers
Winning time of 3:19:50 wnet home with 30,750 pounds.
Winner for 1966 - Galilee
Lap time of 3:21:90.
Winner 1967 - Red Handed
Lap time 3:20:40
Winner 1968- Rain Lover
Lap time 3:19:10
Winner 1969 -Rain Lover
Lap time 3:21:50
Winner 1970- Baghdad note
Lap time 3:19:70
Winner 1971 - Silver Knight
Lap time 3:19:50
Winner 1972 - Piping lane.
Lap time 3:19:30
Winner 1973 - Gala Supreme.
Lap time 3:19:50
Winner 1974 - Thing Big.
Lap time 3:23:10.
Winner 1975 - Think Big
Lap time 3:29:60
Winner 1976 - Van Der Ham
Lap time 3:34:10
Winner 1977 - Gold and Black
Lap time 3:18:40
Winner 1978 - Arwon
Lap time 3:24:30
Winner 1979 - Hyperno
Lap time 3:21:80
Winner 1980 - Beldale Ball
Lap time 3:19:80
Winner 1981 - Just a Dash
Lap time 3:21:20
Winner 1982 - Gurner's Lane
Lap time 3:21:20
Winner 1983 - Kiwi
Lap top 3:18:90
Winner 1984 - Black Knight
Lap time 3:18:90
Winner 1985 - What A Nuisance
Lap time 3:23:00
Winner 1986 - At Talaq
Lap time 3:21:70
Winner 1987 - Kensei
Lap time 3:22:00
Winner 1988 - Empire Rose
Lap time 3:18:90
Winner 1989 - Tawrrific
Lap tim 3:17:10
Winner 1990 - Kingston Rules
Lap time 3:16:30
Winner 1991- Let's Elope
Lap time 3:18:90
Winner 1992 - Subzero
Lap time 3:24:70
Winner 1993 - Vintage Crop
Lap time 3:23:40
Winner 1994 - Jeune
Lap time 3:19:80
Winner 1995 - Doriemus
Lap time 3:27:60
Winner 1996 - Saintly
Lap time 3:18:80
Winner 1997 - Might and Power
Lap time 3:18:33
Winner 1998 - Jezabeel
Lap time 3:18:59
Winner 1999 - Rogan Josh
Lap time 3:19:64
Winner 2000 - Brew
Lap time 3:18:68
Winner 2001 - Ethereal
Lap tim 3:21:08
Winner 2002 - Media Puzzle
Lap time 3:16:97
Winner 2003 - Makybe Diva
Lap time 3:19:90
Winner 2004 - Makybe Diva
Lap time 3:28:55
Winner 2005 - Makybe Diva
Lap time 3:19:17
Winner 2006 - Delta Blue
Lap time 3:21:47
Winner 2007 - Efficient
Lap time 3:23:34
Winner 2008 - Viewed
Lap time 3:20:58
Winner 2009 - Shocked
Lap time 3:23:87.
Melbourne Cup Day is all about what's on your head, from beautifully crafted colourful fascinators to elaborately designed hats.
In the past, head pieces were extravagant and decorated with all sorts of embelishments such as feathers, beads and jewels, today they are more subdued but perhaps only slightly!
Melbourne’s expensive milliners, op-shops and other stores are busy selling hats and accessories in the lead up to Melbourne Cup Carnival and on the day itself, almost everyone can be found wearing some form of hat; whether it be craftily created self made hats made to celebrate the day or the more serious race goer who have diligently chosen their headpiece for this once a year event
(Images sourced from convict creations.com & picsico.us)
For more Melbourne Cup Fashion Tips- check out the link: Melbourne Cup Fashion Rules - SMH
With a winning time of 3:24:25 Delta carried jockey N. Sellwood. His owner A. Basser went home with 14,300 pounds.
Winner in 1952 - Delray.
Delray carried jockey B. Williamson in 3:23:75. His owner C. Neville went home with 14,550 pounds.
Winner in 1953 -Wodalla.
Jockied by Purtell Wodalla won the Cup in 3:23:75. With winnings of 14,550 pounds went home with owner Ted Underwood.
Winner in 1954 - Rising Fast.
Ridden by jockey Purtell, Rising Fast won the Cup in 3:23:00. His owner Spring went home with 15,500 pounds
Winner in 1955 - Toparoa.
Toparoa won the cup in 3:28:25 carrying jockey Sellwood, he won a total prize of 15,500 pounds.
Winner in 1956 - Evening Peal.
Jockey was Podmore who raced Evening Peal to win the Cup in 3:19:50, winning a total for owners Mr & Mrs White 15,500 pounds.
Winner in 1957 - Straight Draw.
Straight Draw won the Cup in 3:24:50 with jockey McGrowdie and owned by Norton who took winnings of 15,500 pounds.
Winner in 1958 - Baystone.
Baystone carrying Schumacher across the line in a time of 3:21:25, owner Burns took the winnings of 15,500 pounds total.
Winner in 1959 - MacDougal.
MacDougal won the Cup with jockey Glennon in 3:23:00, the winnings totalling 15,500 pounds went to owner Brown.
Winner in 1960 - Hi Jinx.
Hi Jinx was owned by Knowles and Sly. He carried across the Cup line jockey William Smith in 3:23:75.
Skipton was surrounded by thirteens, he was in barrier 13, wore the number 13 and by winning became the thirteenth horse to triumph in the Derby - Cup. Skipton's jockey Billy Cook won in a time of 3:23:75. His trainer J. Fryer and owned by J.J Kitson went home with winnings of 7,700 pounds.
Winner in 1942 - Colonus.
Colonus had one of the highest ever winning margins in the Melbourne Cup history when he beat Phoncion by seven lengths. Colonus and jockey H. McCloud crossed the Cup line in 3:33:25, trained by F. Manning. He was owned by L. O. Menck took winnings of 7,700 pounds.
Winner in 1943 - Dark Felt.
Dark Felt won his race in 3:23:25 while carrying jockey Vic Hartney. Being trained by Ray Webster, and he was owned by J. A. Cain leaving with winnings totalling 7,700 pounds.
Winner in 1944 - Sirius.
The jockey Darby Munro rode Sirius to his win in 3:24:50, he was trained by E. Fisher he's owned by R. Turnbull who took home winnings of 7,700 pounds.
Winner in 1945 - Rainbird.
Rainbird was the first mare to win the Melbourne Cup from South Australia. Carrying Billy Cook across the line in 3:24:25, owned by Clifford Reid he collected a prize total of 10,200 pounds.
Winner in 1946 - Russia.
Russia carried jockey Darby Munro across the line in 3:21:25, he was trained by Hush and Russia's owners were Hush & Leeds who split the winnings of 10,200 pounds. Russian finished his career with 32 wins from 89 starts.
Winner in 1947 - Hiraji.
Hiraji Melbourne Cup win was with jockey Jack Purtell in 3:28:00. His trainer J. W. McCurley and his owner Fred Hughes went home with winnings of 10,300 pounds.
Winner in 1948 - Rimfire.
Rimfire's jockey was 15-years-old Ray Neville the winning time was 3:21:00, the trainer Stan Boyden and owner H. Raymond won a total prize of 12,800 pounds.
Winner in 1949 - Foxami.
Foxami carried jockey William Fellows in 3:28:50. Owned by L. Robinson.
Winner in 1950 - Comic Court.
Jockey Pat Glennon rode Comic Court in 1950 Melbourne Cup to victory in 3:19:50, his owner's split the winnings of 12,800 pounds. Comic Court was trained by Bart Cummings (Snr.) himself.
White Nose's victory in the Melbourne Cup was overshadowed by Phar Lap's defeat and the last race in Australia. After passing the judges box the first time, White Nose took control and as a veered around the bend, upped the pace. White Nose with jockey N. Percival crossed the line in 3:26:00, trainer E. J. Hatwell. With owner H. P. McLachlan went home with 7,150 gold sovereign.
Winner in 1932 - Peter Pan.
The Great Depression was still on everyone's mind during the Melbourne Cup, carrying Duncan, Peter Pan was at the rear of the group when he clipped the heels of the horse in front of him and fell onto his knees. The crowd thought it was over for Peter Pan. However approaching from behind him was stable mate Dennis Boy who bumped the struggling horse back onto his feet. Peter Pan then shot to the front of the pack, taking the Cup out by a neck. Peter Pan and jockey Duncan won the race in 3:23:25 and trained by Frank McGrath Snr. Peter Pan was owned by Rodney R. Dangar went ome with winnings totalling 7,150 gold sovereigns.
After the race spectators noticed the grass stain on Peter Pan's neck from his fall. It was this event that reinstated hope back into people's lives.
Winner in 1933 - Hall Mark.
Prior to the Cup race the colt developed infection in his leg and many thought it was lame. His jockey J. O'Sullivan was riding in his first Melbourne Cup and spent a fair amount of time with trainer Jack Holt, trying to patch up Hall Mark's leg. After the vet check two hours prior to the race gave all clear, O'Sullivan eased Hall Mark into the race and despite his bandages splitting during the race, Hall Mark just made it across the line first in a time of 3:27:25. Owner C. B. Kellow took home winnings worth 7,200 pounds.
Winner in 1934 - Peter Pan.
Peter Pan being riden by Darby Munro won the Melbourne Cup in a time of 3:40:50. His owner Dangar won 7,200 pounds in winning's.
Winner in 1935 - Marabou.
Marabou and jockey K. Voitre won in 3:23:27 weighting just 49.44kg the colt was relitavely helped to his victory by his light weight. Trained by Lou Robertson and owners J. Fell and T. Hogan went home with winnings totalling 8,200 pounds.
Winner in 1936 - Wotan.
Jockied by Ossie Phillips, Wotan's Melbourne Cup race time of 3:21:25. Wotan trained by J. Fryer and owned by T. A. W. & R. Smith went home with winnings totalling 10,200 pounds.
Winner in 1937 - The Trump.
Half-way down the straight jockey Ashley Reed, pulled the Trump to the outside in a display of riding mastery to fight their way to the front and triumph at Flemington by half a length over Willie Win. Trainer S. W. Reid and owner E. Eccles went home with 10,200 pounds in winnings.
Winner in 1938 - Catalogue.
Even though it had down as trainer Mr A McDonald it was his wife who trained Catalogue. Jockied by F. Shean he won the Cup in 3:26:25. Owned by Mrs A. Jameison went home with winnings totalling 10,200 pounds.
Winner in 1939 - Rivette.
Rivette with jockie T. Preston won the Melbourne Cup in 3:27:00. And the trainer and owner Henry Bamber took home 10,200 pounds.
Winner in 1940 - Old Rowley.
Old Rowley jockied by Andy Knox took the win in 3:26:00. Trained and owned by J. A. Scully took home the winnings of 7,700 pounds. Old Rowley won the 1940 Melbourne Cup at 100/1 odds, becoming one of only three horses to ever do so.
The other Emirates entry to the Carnival is the "Emirates Stakes Day" billed as the family day and the day has a much more relaxed atmosphere and features Fashions on the field for children.
AAMI - The Insurance company is such a large sponsor that there is a "AAMI Victoria Derby Day" this year held on 30th of October and claims to be "the best single day of thoroughbred racing" in Australia, if not the world
Crown - Hotels and the Crown Casino bring to the Carnival the "Crown Oaks Day" which claims to be the ultimate style day - which is the day when stylish women of all ages come together and celebrate feminine elegance and the heritage of Ladies Day at Flemington. It also incorporates MYER and the "Myer Fashions on the Field". The winner of the national competition of Myer Fashions on the Field is announced on Crown Oaks Day, reinforcing its importance on the fashion calendar.
Known for being one of only a few race horses to have hurt bookies, Revenue won the 1901 Melbourne Cup starting odds of 7/4. Revenue with jockey Frederick J. Dunn won in a winning time of 3:30:50, he was trained by Hugo Munro and owned by C. Leslie McDonald.
Revenue went home with winnings totalling 5,367 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1902 - The Victory.
This was Bobbie Lewis first race as a jockey, he would go on to win four more Melbourne Cups. The Victory with jockey Lewis won with a winning time of 3:29:00, trained by Richard Bradfield and owner's W. Clark & L. Robinson went with a prize total of 5,855 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1903 - Lord Cardigan.
In 1903 Lord Cardigan would win with jockey Norman Godby in a winning time of 3:29.25 and take home winnings totalling 6,324 gold sovereigns. Lord Cardigan was trained by A. E. Cornwell and owned by J. Mayo.
After competing in the Melbourne Cup the following year Lord Cardigan with jockey James Barden, who was determined to add more cups to his winnings would push the horse to strain his heart which caused his death a few days later from his injury.
Winner in 1904 -Acrasia.
In 1904 the Melbourne Cup winner, Acrasia was owned by bookmaker Humphrey Oxenham who had lost the mare to John Mayo (owner of Lord Cardigan) in a poker game after the Caulifield Cup. However, the canny Oxenham repurchased Acrasia back off Mayo the following day to reap the benefits from her win in the Cup.
Acrasia with jockey Tom Clayton won the Melbourne Cup with a time of 3:28:35. With the first Cup win for trained by A. E. Wills, they would leave with a winnings totalling 6,632 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1905 - Blue Spec.
Blue Spec was the first Western Australian - owned stayer to win the Melbourne Cup and make and impact on the East Coast. He was trained by Walter Hickenbotham, Blue Spec would be Hickenbotham's fourth Melbourne Cup wins and he was owned by well known hotelier entrepreneur Paddy Connelly. Blue Spec with jockey Frank Bullock won the Cup with a time of 3:27:50.
Blue Spec's owner went home with a winnings totalling 6,374 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1906 - Poseidon.
In 1906 to 1907 Poseidon had an extrodanary racing season with wins including the AJC and Victoria Derby, AJC and VRC St Legers, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup, VRC Loch Plate, VATC Eclipse Stakes (twice), VATC St Helier Stakes, AJC spring Stakes, RRC Rawson Stakes, VRC Melbourne Stakes, AJC Cumberland Stakes and the AJC Plate a record that no other horse has been capable of matching.
Poseidon with jockey Tom Clayton won in a winning time of 3:31:25, he was trained by Isaac Earnshaw and owned by Sir Hugh Denison. They left with winnings totalling 6,326 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1907 - Apologue.
Prior to the 1907 Melbourne Cup race Apologue's jockey William (Bill) Evans was forced to lose 20 pounds before the race and therefore lost all strength during race. He fainted whilst riding Apologue yet managed to be carried by the five -year-old Bay through to the end of the race.
Apologue time for his win at the Melbourne Cup was 3:27:50, he was trained by previous cup winner Isaac Earnshaw and owned by R. L.Cleland, went home with winnings of 4,909 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1908 - Lord Nolan.
In 1908 the Cup winner Lord Nolan was the three-quarter brother of Cup winner Lord Cardigan. Although devastated by Lord Cardigan's death, his owner John Mayo was thrilled by Lord Nolan's success five years later.
Lord Nolan with jockey J. R. Flynn won in a time of 3:28:75. With trainer E. A. Mayo and owner J. Mayo they left with winnings totalling 6,537 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1909 - Prince Foote.
Prince Foote took out the Melbourne Cup race carrying 7 stone 8 pounds and at odds of 4/1 as the favourite. However, prior to the big day many people begun to think that Prince Foote was slipping due to his defeat to Malt King in the Caulfield Guineas earlier on. His trainer Francis McGrath dismissed claims that the colt had weakened, however many people were hesitant to bet the horse. Prince Foote with jockey William H. McLachlan won in a time of 3:27:50 and took home winnings totalling 7,335 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1910 - Comedy King.
Comedy King was sired by English Derby winner and King Edward VIIs greatest racehorse, Persimmon out of Tragedy Queen. Born in England, Comedy King was the first internationally-bred horse to win the Melbourne Cup. Comedy King with jockey William H. McLachlan won in a time of 3:27:75, trainer James Lynch with owner Sol Green went home with winnings totalling 7,335 gold sovereigns.
In 1891 it seemed the Melbourne Cup would have to wait for a few weeks as Flemington was flooded in mid-July. However, the VRC managed to dry out the course before and have it ready for Spring. Malvolio is the son of former Melbourne Cup winner Malua.
Malvolio ran a time of 3:29:25, his jockey was G. Redfern and his trainer/owner J. Redfern. He won a total prize of 13,124 gold sovereigns.
The trophy in 1891 the prize changed to a 15-inch-high (380mm), 24-inch-long (610mm) showing a Victory figure offering an olive wreath to a jockey.
Winner in 1892 - Glenloth.
At the Melbourne Cup in 1892 Glenloth caused quite a scene when trainer and owner Carmody knotted the horses long tail to avoid picking up mud from the track. Due to the heavy rain the race was delayed by 20 minutes and upon entering the track Glenloth and his rider G. Robson were laughed at by the crowd due to his comically shorter tail.
Glenloth went home with a winning total of 12,967 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1893 - Tarcoola.
Tarcoola was a handsome Golden Bay Thoroughbred who was almost beaten by Carnage in the 1893 Melbourne Cup. On entering the straight, Carnage had the lead, but Tarcoola came from the outside, to win the race as a seven-year-old, weighting 52.62kg, running a winning time of 3:30:50. His jockey Herbert Cripps, trained by Joseph Cripps and owned by J. D. Lewis.
He won a total prize of 13,124 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1894 - Patron.
After failure the previous year at the Melbourne Cup for Patron and despite the favourite being his older brother Ruenalf, Patron won the 1894 Melbourne Cup race with a winning time of 3:31:00. Patron was trained by Richard Bradfield, owned by F. W. Purches and the jockey was Henry G. Dawes.
Patron weighting 58.51kg, won a total prize worth 5,000 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1895 - Auraria.
Auraria during her racing career won ten out of twenty starts and become one of three fillies to have won the Melbourne Cup as well as winning the Oaks Stakes and the C. B. Fisher Plate the following Saturday. At a winning time of 3:29:00, weighting just 46.27kg Auraria won her owner D. James, trainer J. H. Hill and jockey J. Stevenson a total prize worth 3,667 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1896 - Newhaven.
Newhaven's win at the 1896 Melbourne Cup race market the first year that the race was filmed. Newhaven won by six-lengths to give trainer Walter Hickenbotham another win to his list. He and jockey H. J. Gardner managed a winning time of 3:28:50. Owners W.T Johns and S. Cooper received winnings of 4,148 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1897 - Gaulus.
In 1897 Gaulus won the Melbourne Cup after beating his brother The Grafter, to win in a time of 3:31:00. They went down as the only siblings in history to win consecutive Melbourne Cup's. A century after the race, the commemorative whip presented to Gaulus's jockey Stephen Callinan, was found in the attic of a Melbourne home and auctioned in 2002 and sold for $13,500.
Gaulus won his owner and trained by William Forrester a total prize worth 4,163 gold sovereigns.Forrester, also won the following Melbourne Cup with Gaulus brother, The Grafter.
Winner in 1898 - The Grafter.
Following in his brother's tracks, The Grafter went on to win the Melbourne Cup with jockey John Gough in a winning time of 3:29:75. He was sold the following week after the Melbourne Cup for 2,000 pounds, the second highest price for a gelding race horse in Australia at the time.
The Grafter collected in winnings a total of 3,524 gold sovereigns.
Winner in 1899 - Merriwee.
After being beaten in 1877, Merriwee owner Herbert Power was shattered when his stayer Savanaka was beaten by Chester trained by de Mestre. Determined to receive his winnings this time around Power's made Merriwee train almost non-stop. On the day of the race, despite the wet track, Merriwee fulfilled her owner's dream and won in 3:36:50. Her jockey V.Turner, trainer James Wilson. Jnr and as well as owner Power's took home winnings of 4,293 gold sovereigns.
From 1899 the trophy was in the form of silver galloping horse embossed on a 3-foot-long (0.91m) plaque, although some said it resembled a greyhound.
Winner in 1900 - Clean Sweep.
This was the first year that a jockey made the transition into a trainer, James Scobie trained Clean Sweep would be the first of four Melbourne Cup winners for Scobie (trainer.) Clean Sweep's racing career continued between the ages of two and three-year-old.
Clean Sweep, jockey Andrew Richardson winning time of 3:29:00 gave owner F. T. Forrest a winning total of 4,397 gold sovereigns.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Entry for all children 16 years and under is free and Flemington comes alive with beautifully attired children and young adults dressed to impress.
It is important to note that although there is a much younger demographic on Stakes Day, the dress code set by the Victorian Racing Club is expected to be followed with suits and ties for the boys and smart and modest dresses for the girls.
A pretty hat or fascinator is a must for the up and coming young ladies gracing Flemington on Stakes Day!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Visit Victoria - states that the Spring Racing Carnival puts Victoria on the international map with its high-quality racing and influx of international competitors and visitors each year.
A Tourism Victoria report claimed that approximately 230,000 international visitors attend events in Victoria every year and that the number of tourists represents 42% of all event visitors to Australia. The report put out by Tourism Victoria also suggested that the visitors to the state generates "an actual economic impact of $1 billion" (it should be noted that there was no actual evidence to support the claims though).(O'Hanlon 2009)
It is more commonly known as Ladies Day. however interestingly enough there has been a resurgence of interest in the day amongst the young single men of Melbourne....with so many beautifully dressed women in all their finery attending, it is no wonder that it has also become a popular day with the men.
Fashion at Oaks Day is typically softer than the other 3 days during the Carnival with lots of pastels and soft flowery dresses. The day is typified by beautiful long flowing dresses or figure fitting suits that enhances the female form.
Personally, Oaks Day is my favourite day to check out the fashions and watch all the ladies walking some more successfully than others, along the promenade between the marquees.... Its also great fun to watch the men watching the ladies ...
Check out some Oaks Day Fashion Below
(Images sourced from picsicio.us & zimbio.com)
Thursday, October 21, 2010
When dressing for Derby Day there's only one key rule, and that is black and white - if you can manage it, the total black and white look is best, from the top of your chic fascinator / hat to the tip of your polished black/white pumps, however light shades of brown have also been making an appearance and are now an acceptable part of Derby Day Fashion.
And Men - subtle is the key to catching the eye of the lovely ladies, grey and black well cut suits, polished shoes are best
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Saturday 31st July 2010 - Caulfield - Bletchingly Stakes Day
Saturday 7th August 2010 - Flemington - Aurie's Star Handicap Day
Saturday 14th August 2010 - Caulfield - JJ Liston Stakes Day
Saturday 28th August 2010 - Caulfield - Memsie Stakes Day
Saturday 4th September 2010 - Flemington - Makybe Diva Stakes Day
Saturday 11th September 2010 -
Saturday 18th September 2010 - Caulfield - Underwood Stakes Day
Friday Night 24th September 2010 -
Sunday 3rd October 2010 - Flemington - Turnbull Stakes Day
Saturday 9th October 2010 - Caulfield - Caulfield
Sunday 10th October 2010 - Cranbourne Cup Day
Wednesday 13th October 2010 - Caulfield - Thousand
Saturday 16th October 2010 - Caulfield - Caulfield Cup Day
Sunday 17th October 2010 -
Wednesday 20th October 2010 -
Saturday 23rd October 2010 -
Wednesday 27th October 2010 -
Saturday, 30th October 2010 - Flemington - Victoria Derby Day
Tuesday, 2nd November 2010 - Flemington -
Thursday, 4th November 2010 - Flemington - Crown Oaks Day
Saturday, 6th November 2010 - Flemington - Emirates Stakes Day
Saturday, 13th November 2010 - Sandown - Sandown Classic Day
Sunday, 21st November 2010 - Ballarat - Ballarat Cup Day