Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Today's Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup field 2012

Here is the field for the 152nd running of the Melbourne Cup.
Click on the horse's name for their profile.
The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major Thoroughbred horse race. Marketed as "the race that stops a nation", it is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over. It is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. Conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, the event starts at 3pm (daylight saving time) the first Tuesday in November.
The total prize money for the 2011 race was A$6,175,000, plus trophies valued at $125,000.  For 2012 the total prize money is A$6,200,000. The first 10 past the post receive prizemoney, with the winner being paid $3.3 million, and tenth place $115,000. Prizemoney is distributed to the connections of each horse in the ratio of 85 percent to the owner, 10 percent to the trainer and 5 percent to the jockey.
The Cup currently has a $500,000 bonus for the owner of the winner if it has also won the group one Irish St. Leger run the previous September.

Dunaden1. DUNADENMikel DelzanglesCraig Williams1659kg
Americain2. AMERICAINAlain de Royer DupreDamien Oliver1258kg
Jakkalberry3. JAKKALBERRYMarco BottiColm O'Donoghue1955.5kg
Red Cadeaux4. RED CADEAUXEd DunlopMichael Rodd1855.5kg
Winchester5. WINCHESTERJohn SadlerJamie Mott2255.5kg
Voila Ici6. VOILA ICIPeter MoodyVlad Duric1355kg
Cavalryman7. CAVALRYMANSaeed Bin SuroorFrankie Dettori654kg
Mount Athos8. MOUNT ATHOSLuca CumaniRyan Moore854kg
Sanagas9. SANAGASBart CummingsNicholas Hall454kg
Ethiopia10. ETHIOPIAPat CareyRhys McLeod1454kg
Fiorente11. FIORENTEGai WaterhouseJames McDonald253.5kg
Galileo's Choice12. GALILEO'S CHOICEDermot WeldPat Smullen1153.5kg
Glencadam Gold13. GLENCADAM GOLDGai WaterhouseTommy Berry753.5kg
Green Moon14. GREEN MOONRobert HickmottBrett Prebble553.5kg
Maluckyday15. MALUCKYDAYMichael, Wayne & John HawkesJim Cassidy953.5kg
Mourayan16. MOURAYANRobert HickmottHugh Bowman353.5kg
My Quest For Peace17. MY QUEST FOR PEACELuca CumaniCorey Brown153.5kg
Niwot18. NIWOTMichael, Wayne & John HawkesDwayne Dunn1553.5kg
Tac De Boistron19. TAC DE BOISTRONMichael KentOlivier Doleuze2153.5kg
Lights Of Heaven20. LIGHTS OF HEAVENPeter MoodyLuke Nolen1753kg
Precedence21. PRECEDENCEBart CummingsBlake Shinn2053kg
Unusual Suspect22. UNUSUAL SUSPECTMichael KentGlyn Schofield2353kg
Zabeelionaire23. ZABEELIONAIRELeon CorstensCraig Newitt2452kg
Kelinni24. KELINNIChris WallerGlen Boss1051kg


Maa said...

Are you betting? My father was a gambler and loved the races, but not the Melbourne Cup. He always said that there was no money to be made for the punter, it was a race for owners and trainers to make big bucks. Just between you and I ... he never made any money on the 'Gee-gee's' anyway. If he did- I wonder where he stashed it when he died!! Maa

JohnD said...

Narh! I agree - I just follow it for the spectacle. Punting is a mugs game!

btw - Green moon won.

AstridsSoapbox said...

I've only once had a bet on the Melbourne Cup. Many moons ago, much to the jeers and snide remarks of my male co-workers I chose a long shot by liking his name...the horse was Think Big and I seem to recall it was something like 24-1...I cleaned up lots of loot that day...all with a big smile at my co-workers who bet on the favorite :)