Melbourne Cup

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In History
  • The First Melbourne Cup

    The First Melbourne Cup
    Archer (Horse) John Cutts (Jokey) Etienne de Mestre (Trainer) Etienne de Mestre (Owner) 3.52.00 (Time). Archer is the first winner of the Melbourne Cup.
  • Two in a row

    Two in a row
    Archer (Horse) John Cutts (Jockey) Etienne de Mestre(Trainer) Etienne de Mestre(Owner) 3.47.00(Time). Archer and Etienne have done it again with winning the Melbourne Cup two years in a row.
  • John Tait is on his way!

    John Tait is on his way!
    The Barb (Horse) W. Davis (Jockey) John Tait (Trainer) John Tait (Owner) 3.43.00 (Time)
  • Three for Etienne de Mestre

    Three for Etienne de Mestre
    Tim Whiffler (Horse) John Driscoll (Jockey) Etienne de Mestre (Trainer) Etienne de Mestre (Owner) 3.39.00 (Time). Tim Whiffler is currently the record holder.
  • Another one for Tait

    Another one for Tait
    Glencoe (Horse) C. Stanley (Jockey) John Tait (Trainer) John Tait (Owner) 3.42.00 (Time)
  • Your times up Tim Whiffler!

    Nimblefoot (Horse) J. Day (Jockey) W. Lang (Trainer) W. Craig (Owner) 3.37.00 (Time). Nimblefoot has just smashed Tim Whifflers record by two seconds. The Melbourne Cup was postponed for a week due to rain.
  • John Tait has done it again.

    John Tait has done it again.
    The Pearl (Horse) J. Cavanagh (Jockey) John Tait (Trainer) John Tait (Owner) 3.39.00 (Time)
  • John Tait you are a champion!

    John Tait you are a champion!
    The Quack (Horse) W. Enderson (Jockey) John Tait (Trainer) John Tait (Owner) 3.39.00 (Timer)
  • Too bad so sad for Nimblefoot.

    Don Juan (Horse) W. Wilson (Jockey) James Wilson (Trainer) Sr. W. Johnstone (Owner) 3.36.00 (Time). Don Juan has only just beaten Nimblefoots record by one second.
  • Number 1 for Briseis

    Number 1 for Briseis
    Briseis (Horse) Peter St. Albans (Jockey) James Wilson, Sr. (Trainer) James Wilson, Sr. (Owner) 3.36.25 (Time). The three year old filly Briseis created record most likely not to be equalled, winning the VRCD Derby, Melbourne Cup and the VRC Oaks in six days. The horse was ridden by 13 year old Peter St Albans.
  • Two for P.Pigott.

    Chester (Horse) P. Pigott (Jockey) Etienne de Mestre (Trainer) Hon. James White (Owner) 3.33.50 (Time). Pigott is the first Jockey to win two Melbourne Cups. Chester has absolutely demolished Don Juan's record by an astonishing two and a half seconds. First Tuesday of November declared as a public holiday in Victoria.
  • Etienne de Mestre is the champ!

    Etienne de Mestre is the champ!
    Calamia (Horse) T. Brown (Jockey) Etienne de Mestre (Trainer) Etienne de Mestre (Owner) 3.35.75 (Time). Etienne is the only person to have trained and owned a horse that has won the Melbourne Cup four times.
  • Once again the record has been broken.

    Darriwell (Horse) S. Cracknell (Jockey) W. E. Dakin (Trainer) W. Rawlinson (Owner) 3.30.75 (Time). Darriwell has just knocked down Jon Duan by an amazing 2.75 seconds.
  • The first 100 000 attendance at a Melbourne Cup

    The first 100 000 attendance at a Melbourne Cup
    Grand Flaneur (Horse) Thomas Hales (Jockey) T. Brown (Trainer) William A. Long (Owner) 3.34.75 (Time). It is the first time there has beeen 100 000 attendance at the Melbourne Cup, which was won by the Grand Flaneur.
  • Bookmakes

    The Assyrian (Horse) C. Hutchins (Jockey) J. E. Savill (Trainer) J. E. Savill (Owner) 3.40.00 (Time). First year bookmakers were licensed at Flemington.
  • Martini-Henry first record broken.

    Martini-Henry (Horse) J. Williamson (Jockey) Michael Fennelly (Trainer) Hon. James White (Owner) 3.30.50 (Time).
  • The record has now been broken by Sheet Anchor.

    Sheet Anchor (Horse) Mick O'Brien (Jockey) T. Wilson (Trainer) Martin Loughlin (Owner) 3.29.50 (Time). The first record to be broken that has gone into the twenties.
  • 1 second down.

    Dunlop (Horse) Tommy Sanders (Jockey) J. Nicholson (Trainer) R. Donovan (Owner) 3.28.50 (Time). 1 second down. Dunlop has defeated the record by 1 second over Martini-Henry.
  • The Golden Whip

    Mentor (Horse) Mick O'Brien (Jockey) Walter Hickenbotham (Trainer) D. S. Wallace (Owner) 3.30.75 (Time). The first golden whip presented to the jockey on the winning horse, (Mick O'Brien)
  • Closest margain

    Carbine (Horse) Robert Ramage (Jockey) Walter Hickenbotham (Trainer) D. S. Wallace (Owner) 3.28.25 (Time).Carbine has only just beaten Sheet Anchor by 0.25 seconds.
  • The Brothers

    Malvolio (Horse) G. Redfearn (Jockey) J. Redfearn (Trainer) J. Redfearn (Owner) 3.29.25 (Time). G. Redfearn and J. Redfearn are the only brothers in history to have won a melbourne cup. G. Redfearn was the jockey while J. Redfearn was the trainer and owner of the horse.
  • First Win for F.W Purches

    Glenloth (Horse) G. Robson (Jockey) M. Carmody (Trainer) M. Carmody (Owner) 3.36.25 (Time)
  • Equal

    Acrasia (Horse) Tom Clayton (Jockey) A. E. Wills (Trainer) H. Oxenbam (Owner) 3.28.25 (Time). It's the first time the best time in a race was equalled. The two horses that have this time are Acrasia and Carbine, it is also the longest held record by Carbine with it being the record for 24 years until this horse got the same time. But 25 years until the record was actually broken which was by Blue spec. The record was broken by 0.75 seconds.
  • It's your turn Blue Spec.

    Blue Spec (Horse) Frank Bullock (Jockey) Walter Hickenbotham (Trainer) P. A. Connolly (Owner) 3.27.50 (Time). The record was just broken by 0.75 seconds. Blu Spec stole the record from Carbine who had the record for 25 years until Blue Spec broke it.
  • Apologue and Blue Spec the equal record holders.

    Apologue (Horse) Bill Evans (Jockey) Isaac Earnshaw (Trainer) R. L. Cleland (Owner) 3.27.50 (Time). The record has been equalled again but by Apologue who joins Blue Spec with the holding of the record.
  • Equalled three times.

    Prince Foote (Horse) William H. McLachlan (Jockey) Frank McGrath (Trainer) Sr. John Brown (Owner) 3.27.50 (Time). The record has been equalled again but this time the record was equalled by Prince Foote. Prince Foote now joins Blue Spec and Apologue with the holding of the record.
  • Moving on

    Kingsburgh (Horse) George Meddick (Jockey) Isaac Foulsham (Trainer) L. K. S. Mackinnon (Owner) 3.26.00 (Time). The record has been broken once again. The record was broken by one and a half sconds.
  • First Female.

    First Female.
    Patrobas (Horse) Bobby Lewis (Jockey) C. Wheeler (Trainer) Mrs E. A. Widdis (Owner) 3.28.25 (Time). Mrs Widdis becomes the first female owner to win the Melbourne Cup.
  • Postponed Again

    Sasanof (Horse) F. Foley (Jockey) M. Hobbs (Trainer) W.G. Stead/E.S. Luttrell (Owners) 3.27.75 (Time). Rain postpones cup for five days.
  • Stop Beating the Records!

    Night Watch (Horse) Bill Duncan (Jockey) Richard Bradfield (Trainer) C. L. Macdonald (Owner) 3.25.75 (Time). The record has been broken once again but this time by only 0.25 seconds.
  • Please Stop Breaking the Records.

    Artilleryman (Horse) Bobby Lewis (Jockey) P. T. Heywood (Trainer) Sir S. Hordern/A.D. Murphy (Owners) 3.24.50 (Time). The record has been broken agian, but this time it was by Artilleryman by 1.25 seconds.
  • Bitalli

    Bitalli (Horse)Titch Wilson (Jockey) James Scobie (Trainer) A. T. Craig (Owner) 3.24.25 (Time). The recoed has been broken once more, by 0.25 seconds.
  • The ABC.

    The ABC.
    Windbag (Horse) James L. Munro (Jockey) George R. Price (Trainer) R. Miller (Owner) 3.22.75 (Time).The ABC first provides transmission of the Melbourne Cup. The record has also been beaten by 1.50 seconds.
  • Phar Lap

    Phar Lap
    Phar Lap (Horse) James E. Pike (Jockey) Harry R. Telford (Trainer) Harry R. Telford and David J. Davis (Owners) 3.27.75 (Time). Phar Lap won the cup as the shortest priced favourite in history. Phar Lap had to be hidden away in Geelong before the race after an attempt was made to shoot poor Phar Lap, Phar Lap only emerged one hour before the race.
  • Totalisator

    White Nose (Horse) N. Percival (Jockey) E. J. Hatwell (Trainer) H. P. McLachlan (Owner) 3.26.00 (Time). The first year the 'totalisator' operatored at the Melbourne Cup.
  • 11.75 Seconds Apart.

    Peter Pan (Horse) Darby Munro (Jockey) Frank McGrath (Trainer) Sr. Rodney R. Dangar (Owner) 3.40.50 (Time). For the Winner of a Melbourne Cup to be 11.75 seconds above the actual record. Peter Pans time was 3.40.50 while the actual record was 3.22.75.
  • Nearly over the Twenties.

    Wotan (Horse) Ossie Phillips (Jockey) J. Fryer (Trainer) T. A., W. & R. Smith (Owners) 3.21.25 (Time). The record has been broken again and is getting closer to going under the twenties.
  • Photo-Finish

    Photo-Finish
    Russia (Horse) Darby Munro (Jockey) E. Hush (Trainer) J. G. Leeds & E. Hush (Owner) 3.21.25 (Time). the 'photo-finish' system was first introduced to the Flemington racecourse.
  • Another Record has been Broken.

    Rimfire (Horse) Ray Neville (Jockey) Stan Boyden (Trainer)H. G. Raymond (Owner) 3.21.00 (Time). This time the record has been only broken by 0.25 seconds.
  • Under the Twenties

    Comic Court (Horse) Pat Glennon (Jockey) J. M. Cummings (Trainer) R. A., J. D. & A. J. Lee (Owners) 3.19.50 (Time). Finally the record is now under the twenties and into the tens.
  • Rising Fast

    Rising Fast (Horse) Jack Purtell (Jockey) Ivan Tucker (Trainer) L. R. Spring (Owner) 3.23.00 (Time). Rising Fast not only wins the Melbourne Cup but also The Turnbull Stakes, Caufield Stakes, Caufield Cup and the Fisher Plate on the final day of the Flemington Carnival.
  • Starting Stalls

    Baystone (Horse) Mel Schumacher (Jockey) Jack Green (Trainer) R. A. & N. Burns (Owners) 3.21.25 (Time). The first year the horses had to start from starting stalls.
  • Fashion Time.

    Even Stevens (Horse) Les Coles (Jockey) Arch McGregor (Trainer) James Wattie (Owner) 3.21.40 (Time). The first time fashion has arrived on the field, first held at the carnival.
  • Bart Cummings.

    Bart Cummings.
    Galilee (Horse) John Miller (Jockey) Bart Cummings (Trainer) Mr & Mrs M. L. Bailey (Owner) 3.21.90 (Time). That's two years in a row that Bart Cummings has been the trainer of the horse and they have won the Melbourne Cup.
  • Three in a row.

    Three in a row.
    Red Handed (Horse) Roy Higgins (Jockey) Bart Cummings (Trainer) F. W. Clarke (Owner) 3.20.40 (Time). That is now three in a row for Bart Cummings. With Bart being the trainer of the horse that has won the Melbourne Cup for the third year in a row.
  • Slowing Right Down.

    Rain Lover (Horse) Jim Johnson (Jockey) Mick L. Robins (Trainer) Clifford A. Reid (Owner) 3.19.10 (Time). The record has been beaten again by 0.40 seconds.
  • Same for Everyone.

    Rain Lover (Horse) Jim Johnson (Jockey) Mick L. Robins (Trainer) Clifford A Reid (Owner) 3.21.50 (Time). That is two in a row for the horse, jockey, trainer and owner. They have won two Melbourne Cups in a row.
  • Number Four.

    Number Four.
    Think Big (Horse) Harry White (Jockey) Bart Cummings (Trainer) Tan Chin Nam (Owner) 3.23.10 (Time). This is the fourth time Bart Cummings has been a trainer of a horse that has won the Melbourne Cup.
  • Number Five.

    Number Five.
    Think Big (Horse) Harry White (Jockey) Bart Cummings (Trainer) Tan Chin Nam (Owner) 3.29.60 (Time). Number five for Bart Cummings. This is the fifth time Bart has been a trainer of a horse that has won the Melbourne Cup.
  • Six is up.

    Six is up.
    Gold and Black (Horse) John Duggan (Jockey) Bart Cummings (Trainer) Mr & Mrs J. Harris (Owner) 3.18.40 (Time). This is Bart Cummings sixth win. Bart has now won six Melbourne Cups as a trainer. The recoed has also been broken by 0.70 seconds.
  • Number Seven.

    Number Seven.
    Hyperno (Horse) Harry White (Jockey) Bart Cummings (Trainer) Mr & Mrs T. L. North (Owner) 3.21.80 (Time). Bart Cummings has now won seven Melbourne Cups as a trainer of the horse. Harry White and has now won the Melbourne Cup four times as being a jockey.
  • Once Again a Record has been Broken.

    Tawrrific (Horse) Shane Dye (Jockey) Lee Freedman (Trainer) B. F. Avery (Owner) 3.17.10 (Time). The record has been broken down to 3.17.10 seconds.
  • Number Eight.

    Number Eight.
    Kingston Rule (Horse) Darren Beadman (Jockey) Bart Cummings (Trainer) Mr & Mrs D. H. Hains (Owner) 3.16.30 (Time).The record has been broken again by 0.80 seconds. Bart Cummings has now won eight Melbourne Cup as the trainer of the horse.
  • Number Nines up.

    Number Nines up.
    Let's Elope (Horse) Steven King (Jockey) Bart Cummings (Trainer) Shoreham Park Syndicate (Owner) 3.18.90 (Time). Bart Cummings has now won nine Melbourne Cups as a trainer.
  • Slow Down.

    Slow Down.
    Saintly (Horse) Darren Beadman (Jockey) Bart Cummings (Trainer) Dato Tan Chin Nam (Owner) 3.18.80 (Time). Bart Cummings has now won ten Melbourne Cups as a trainer.
  • Will he ever stop?

    Will he ever stop?
    Rogan Josh (Horse) John Marshall (Jockey) Bart Cummings (Trainer) Mrs W. L. Green (Owner) 3.19.64 (Time). Bart Cummings has won another, Melbourne Cup as being a trainer, Bart has won the Melbourne Cup as a trainer eleven times.
  • Damien Oliver.

    Damien Oliver.
    Media Puzzle (Horse) Damien Oliver (Jockey) Dermot K. Weld (Trainer) Dr M. W. Smurfit (Owner) 3.16.97 (Time). This is Damien Olivers second win as a jockey.
  • Makybe Diva.

    Makybe Diva.
    Makybe Diva (Horse) Glen Boss (Jockey)David Hall (Trainer) Emily Krstina Syndicate (Owner) 3.19.90 (Time). Makybe Divas first win out of his three.
  • Makybe Diva Number two.

    Makybe Diva Number two.
    Makybe Diva (Horse) Glen Boss (Jockey) Lee Freedman (Trainer) Emily Krstina Syndicate (Owner) 3.28.55 (Time). This is the second time Makybe Diva has won a Melbourne Cup.
  • Three for Makybe Diva.

    Three for Makybe Diva.
    Makybe Diva (Horse) Glen Boss (Jockey) Lee Freedman (Trainer) Emily Krstina Syndicate (Owner) 3.19.17 (Time). Makybe Diva has now won three Melbourne Cups.
  • Twelve

    Twelve
    Viewed (Horse) Blake Shinn (Jockey) Bart Cummings (Trainer) Tan Chin Nam, et al (Owner) 3.20.58 (Time). This is the twelth time Bart Cummings has won the Melbourne Cup as a trainer.
  • The Latest Winner.

    The Latest Winner.
    Shocking (Horse) Corey Brown (Jockey) Mark Kavanagh (Trainer) Eales Racing (Owner) 3.23.87 (Time).
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