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MELBOURNE CUP 2017 14:00 AEST TUESDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2017FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE3200mOPEN HANDICAPGROUP 1PRIZE MONEY: $6,200,000
16 of the past 30 winners had won their final lead up run, while another six were placed.
4 Caulfield Cup winners (Ethereal 2001, Might And Power 1997, Doriemus 1995, Let’s Elope 1991) have backed up successfully in the Melbourne Cup in the same year from 26 that have attempted the double.
17 Herbert Power winners have run in the Cup in the past three decades, but Rogan Josh (1999) is the only one to complete the double.
In the last decade, runners from the Cox Plate have won 4 Cups (Fiorente 2013, Green Moon 2012, Efficient 2007 & Makybe Diva 2005) with only Makybe Diva completing the double.
Since 1983, 19 Metropolitan winners have run in the Melbourne Cup and Natski (2nd in 1988) is the only one to be in the finish.
Horses that have won the Lexus on Saturday to qualify have fared well in the Cup. 9 of the past 10 winners of the Lexus have then finished in the first ten with
Shocking (2009) doing the double and two others placing. Brew did the double in 2000 as well. Oceanographer 12th in 2016, Excess Knowledge 7th in 2015, Signoff 4th in 2014, Kelinni 4th 2012, Niwot 8th 2011, Maluckyday 2nd 2010, Shocking 1st 2009, Moatize 6th 2008, Sculptor 9th 2007, Maybe Better 3rd 2006.
Since Vintage Crop won in 1993, 90 international horses have started in the Cup without a prep run in Australia and none have been able to win.
The most significant lead up race for the internationals is the Prix Kergolay at Deauville in France which Protectionist (2015), Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) contested prior to their Cup success.
Only 1 horse in the past 25 years (Brew 2000) has won the Melbourne Cup after failing at a previous attempt.
Fiorente (2013), Empire Rose (1988), Gold And Black (1977), The Grafter (1898) and Carbine (1890) are the only horses to claim the Cup 12 months after finding one better.
11 of the past 18 winners were six year-olds, including 6 of the last 7 (Almandin, Prince Of Penzance, Fiorente, Green Moon, Dunaden & Americain).
Overall, horses aged six and above have won 19 of the last 34 editions (Almandin the most recent in 2016).
5YO’s have won 8 times (Protectionist the most recent in 2014) and 4YO’s on 7 occasions (Shocking the latest in 2009).
Geldings have won 15 of the 34 editions since 1983, the most recent Almandin (2015). Entires have saluted 12 times in that period.
Mares have taken the honours 7 times in the last three decades with Makybe Diva the latest in 2005.
Three-year-olds had a great record in early Cup history winning 22 of the first 60 renewals. But the last of that age group to salute was Skipton in 1941.
24 of the past 34 winners carried 55kg or less, while just five winners have carried 56kg or more (Protectionist 56.5kg in 2014, Delta Blues 56kg in 2006, Makybe Diva 58kg in 2005, Might And Power 56kg in 1997 & Jeune 56.5kg in 1994).
Just six outright favourites and two equal favourites have saluted in the last 34 editions, with Fiorente ($5) the most recent in 2013.
8 of the past 11 winners started at double figure odds.
The longest priced winner in the past three decades was Prince Of Penzance ($74). Viewed ($41) in 2008, the last of ‘Cups King’ Bart Cummings 12 winners was the previous longest.
The shortest priced winner since 1983 was Makybe Diva ($3.50), when she notched the second of her three Cups in 2004.
Barrier 11 is the most successful producing four of the 33 winners since 1983.
Stalls 6, 12, 15, 18, 19, 23 & 24 have not produced a winner in the past 30 years.
In fact, barrier 18 hasn’t provided a victor in more than 150 years of Cup history.
20 of the past 34 winners jumped from the inside half of the field; i.e. barriers 1-12 in fields of 24.
Since 1996, 12/20 winners jumped from the inside division.
The last winner from the outside barrier was Brew (22/22) in 2000.
The most recent winner from the coveted inside stall was Prince Of Penzance in 2015.
Harry White (1974/75/78/79) and Bobby Lewis (1902/15/19/27) have ridden four winners each.
Of the current crop, Damien Oliver has had 27 Cup rides for three wins and three seconds. 2017 will be the first time since 2006 that Oliver has missed the Cup owing to suspension.
Glen Boss has a record of 14: 3-1-1, with all 3 wins coming aboard Makybe Diva.
There was a feeling that you need a ‘local’ jockey on board for the Cup, but foreign riders have won 4 of the past 11 Cups.
Kerrin McEvoy scored his 2nd Cup win in 2016, breaking a 16 year drought from his 1st Cup back in 2000 with Brew.
Other current riders to have Cup success include Corey Brown, Michael Rodd, Brett Prebble and Blake Shinn.
For others, Cup success eludes them; Luke Nolen, Craig Williams, Steven Arnold, Dwayne Dunn and Craig Newitt.
While arguably one of the world’s greatest jockeys Frankie Dettori 15: 0-2-0 continues to chase his maiden success in the Cup.
The ‘great race’ is synonymous with the legendary Bart Cummings. With a record 12 wins on the first Tuesday in November, James Bartholomew Cummings well and truly earned the nickname of the ‘Cups King’. Cummings first Melbourne Cup runner was Asian Court in 1958. His first winner was Light Fingers, who beat stablemate Ziema in 1965. His last Cup winner was Viewed in 2008.
Trainers with multiple wins in the Cup include Lee Freedman with 5 wins, Robert Hickmott with 2 and Dermot Weld with 2.
Gai Waterhouse, Mike Moroney, David Hayes , Darren Weir and Mark Kavanagh have all trained 1 winner.
For some well-known trainers, this race has proven a difficult assignment – one of Godolphin’s head trainers Saeed Bin Suroor 23: 0-3-1 continues to chase an elusive Cup win.
This $6m Handicap over 3200m dates back to 1861 when won by Archer, who was also successful the following year.
The race is always held on the first Tuesday in November, but that wasn’t always the case.Up until 1875 the race was held on a Thursday.
The Pearl (1871), Wotan (1936) & Old Rowley (1940) have the record for the longest odds ($101).
Phar Lap holds the record for the shortest odds (1930), starting at $1.73 and also the record for the most weight, lumping 68kgs when finishing eighth to White Nose in 1931.
The highest weight carried to victory was 65.
5kg by Carbine in 1890. The highest weight carried by a filly or a mare was 58kg when Makybe Diva recorded the third of her three successive Cups victories in 2005.
The horse with the lowest weight on record was in 1863 when Banker carried just 33.57kg in a seven horse field. There is a current minimum of 50kg.
Super staying mare, Makybe Diva, is the only horse to win three Cups (2003, 2004 & 2005). Archer (1861-62), Rain Lover (1968-69), Think Big (1974-75) and Makybe Diva (2003-5) have won consecutive Cups, while Peter Pan also won the Cup twice in 1932 and 1934.
The fastest winning time 3:16.3 was posted by Kingston Rule in 1990.
The biggest winning margin is eight lengths, recorded by two dual Cup winners - Archer in 1862 and Rain Lover in 1968.
The 1891 Melbourne Cup was an all family affair with James Redfearn training, owning and breeding winner Malvolio, and his son George Redfearn riding the four-year-old to victory and netting the Melbourne family 13,124 pounds.
The first truly international horse to win the Melbourne Cup was Vintage Crop (trained by Irishman Dermot Weld) in 1993.
Japan’s first success came in 2006 when Delta Blues beat home another horse from the ‘land of the rising sun’ in Pop Rock.
French trained horses Americain and Dunaden claimed back-to-back victories in 2010 & 2011, while Germany celebrated its first success with Protectionist in 2014. It was trained by Andreas Wohler.
Connections of the first Cup winner (Archer in 1861) received 710 gold sovereigns and a hand-beaten gold watch, compared to a winner’s cheque of $3.6m and an 18ct solid gold Hardy Brothers trophy valued at $175,000 these days.
A trophy (originally in the form of a miniature horse and jockey atop a silver bowl with handles) was introduced in 1865, before the Melbourne Cup trophy itself was first used in 1919.
The honour roll includes; Dunaden (2011), Americain (2010), Efficient (2007), Makybe Diva (2003/04/05), Ethereal (2001), Might and Power (1997), Saintly (1996), Jeune (1994), Vintage Crop (1993), Empire Rose (1988), Kiwi (1983), Think Big (1974/75), Rain Lover (1968/69), Light Fingers (1965), Comic Court (1950), Peter Pan (1932/34), Phar Lap (1930), Poseidon (1906), Carbine (1890) and Archer (1861/62).
THOUSAND GUINEAS 2017 14:45 AEST SATURDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2017CAULFIELD RACECOURSE1600m3YO Fillies Set WeightsGROUP 1PRIZE MONEY: $500,000
All bar one of 34 winners since 1983 have come via group racing. 11 won their previous start, with another nine placed.
The Edward Manifold has been a strong guide for the Thousand Guineas, with 14 of the past 34 winners coming through that race. Gallica was the last to complete this double in 2008.
In the past three decades, 8 Flight Stakes winners have gone on to the Thousand Guineas with 4 successful – Global Glamour (2016), Guelph (2013), Dashing Eagle (1996) and Tristanagh (1989).
In 2011, Atlantic Mark Kavanagh’s Jewel came out of a 3YO Open race at Caulfield to win the Thousand Guineas by three-lengths.
The Thousand Guineas Prelude has stepped forward as a good form indicator with 2 of the last 3 winners coming out of the Prelude, while Irish Lights in 2009 completed the double.
A Group 1 for three-year-old fillies at set weights, this race almost always attracts the star youngsters chasing a slice of the $500,000 total prizemoney on offer.
13 of 33 favourites have saluted since 1983, with Guelph ($1.44) the most recent in 2013. Guelph scared off most of her potential rivals with the field of 9 the smallest on record in the past 33 years.
There have been 4 odds-on favourites since 2004, with all of them successful; Guelph ($1.44) in 2013, Atlantic Jewel ($1.72) in 2011, Miss Finland ($1.90) in 2006 and Alinghi ($1.72) in 2004.
14 winners have started at double-figure odds since 1983.
The longest priced winner in the past three decades was Arborea ($21) in 1993 for trainer Clarry Conners and jockey Shane Dye.
Barrier 5 is the most successful producing 5 of the 34 winners since 1983.
Gate 8 is next with 4 wins, including the 2016 winner Global Glamour.
Gates 2 & 9 are next best with 3 each.
24 of 34 winners have come from single digit gates, including the last eight.
The last winner from the outside barrier was Alinghi (11/11) in 2004.
The most recent winner from the inside stall was Macedon Lady in 2002.
Jockey Damien Oliver has 5 wins and 2 seconds from 19 rides in this event. Ollie’s most recent success was Commanding Jewel in 2013.
Darren Gauci 17: 3-1-0 and Steven Arnold 10: 2-1-0 are also multiple winners of this event.
Dwayne Dunn 11: 1-1-1, Michael Rodd 6: 1-1-3, Glen Boss 15: 1-0-1, Craig Williams 10: 1-0-1, Michelle Payne 2: 1-0-0.
Still searching for a win are, Nick Hall 5: 0-1-1, Luke Nolen 7: 0-0-0, Mark Zahra 5: 0-2-0, Nash Rawiller 8: 0-0-3 and Blake Shinn 7: 0-0-2.
In the past 34 years, Lee Freedman and Bart Cummings have won this race four times each.
John Hawkes 12: 2-0-0, Mark Kavanagh 4: 1-1-0, Mick Price 4: 1-1-1, Leon MacDonald 6: 1-0-1 and Chris Waller 4: 1-0-0.
Gai Waterhouse struggled to win this race 12: 0-2-1 until last season when joining with Adrian Bott and they scored at their first attempt.
Trainers that are searching for an elusive winPat Hyland 8: 0-1-1, Robert Smerdon 5: 0-1-0, Darren Weir 3: 0-1-0 and Anthony Cummings 5: 0-0-0.
This $500,000 contest for fillies at set weights over 1600m dates back to 1946 when won by Sweet Chime.
It has always been at a mile and was elevated from a Principal Race to Group 1 in 1979 when taken out by Brava Jeannie.
The honour roll includes; Guelph (2013), Atlantic Jewel (2011), Miss Finland (2006), Alinghi (2004), Special Harmony (2003), Northwood Plume (1994), Tristanagh (1989) Wenona Girl (1960).
All 34 winners since 1983 have come via group racing. 9 won their previous start, while another 11 were placed.
A massive 13 winners have come via the Group 1 Underwood Stakes with Ocean Park the most recent to complete the Underwood/Caulfield Stakes double in 2012. So You Think (2010), Northerly (2001), Almaarad (1989), Bonecrusher (1986) and Tristarc (1985) also managed this double.
Seven winners have come through the Group 1 George Main, with two champions of the turf completing this double, Winx in 2016 and Lonhro in 2003. Juggler also notched this double in 1996.
Geldings have dominated this race winning 17 of 34 editions since 1983, the most recent being Fawkner in 2014.
Entires have saluted 14 times the most recent being Criterion in 2015.
3 mares have won since 1983; Atlantic Jewel ended a 28 year drought for the fairer sex in 2013. Tristarc was successful in 1985 and Winx defeated 2 rivals in 2016.
16 5YO’s (most recent Winx, 2016) and 12 4YO’s (most recent – Ocean Park, 2012) have enjoyed victory in the last three decades. Only 6 horses aged 6YO or above have saluted, with Fawkner the latest in 2014.
Since 1983, only Lonhro has won this event back-to-back (2002 & 2003).
13 favourites, including 5 of the last 8, have saluted in the 34 editions since 1983; the most recent Winx ($1.20) in 2016.
There have been 7 odds-on favourites in the last three decades, with all 7 –Winx, Atlantic Jewel, Ocean Park, So You Think, Lonhro, Northerly and Bonecrusher taking the prize.
19 winners have started at single-figure odds since 1983.
The longest priced winner in the past three decades was Douro Valley ($41) in 2008 for Danny O’Brien.
Barrier 5 is the most successful producing 5 of the 34 winners since 1983. Stall 11 is next best with four.
With fields on the relatively small side with only 8 editions since 1983 having 10 runners or more, single digit gates dominate.
Since 1983, the widest drawn horse to win was Tristarc (12/13) in 1985 and is the only winner from a double digit barrier.
The most recent winner from the coveted inside stall was El Segundo in 2005.
Damien Oliver has 4 victories and five placings from his 16 rides in this race – the last success being on Whobegotyou in 2009. Ollie’s record is; 16: 4-3-2.
Retired hoop Jim Cassidy has the 2nd most wins since 1983 with his record 10: 3-1-0.
Glen Boss 11: 2-1-2, Darren Gauci 7: 2-1-2, Michael Rodd 6: 2-0-2 and Nash Rawiller 5: 2-0-0 all have multiple wins.
Craig Newitt 3: 0-3-0, Craig Williams 6: 0-1-3, Luke Nolen 2: 0-0-1 and Dwayne Dunn 3: 0-0-0 are all looking to score a maiden win.
Mark Kavanagh has an outstanding strike rate in this race with 3 wins and 2 thirds from 5 attempts. Injury-plagued mare Atlantic Jewel was his last success in 2013. His other winner was Maldivian, which upset $1.90 favourite Miss Finland in 2007.
Gai Waterhouse 8: 2-1-0 and John Hawkes 8: 2-0-0 have a pair of wins each.
Mick Price has been frustrated by this race, sending out 4 starters and returning with 3 second placings.
When training in his own name David Hayes record was 12: 0-2-3. Since joining forces with Tom Dabernig they have produced 1 winner form 3 starters.
This WFA contest over 2000m dates back to 1886 when taken out by Isonomy.
The 2017 edition has seen a huge stakes increase, almost doubling in size to offer a total of $1m.
It has always been around 1800m – 2000m.
A Principal Race up until 1978, the Caulfield Stakes gained Group 1 status in 1979 when won Mighty Kingdom.
As witnessed by the calibre of the winners, many runners go on to compete in the Cox Plate or the Caulfield Cup and the honour roll shows many champions of the turf have been successful.
The honour roll includes; Winx (2016), Atlantic Jewel (2013), So You Think (2010), El Segundo (2005), Lonhro (2002/03), Northerly (2001), Might And Power (1998), Rough Habit (1994), Naturalism (1993), Bonecrusher (1986), Kingston Town (1981/2), Gunsynd (1972), Winfreux (1965/66/67), Sky High (1961/62), Lord (1958/59), Rising Fast (1954), Comic Court (1950), Bernborough (1946), Tranquil Star (1942), Ajax (1938), Eurythmic (1920/21/22) and Wakeful (1901/02).
All 33 of 34 winners since 1983 have come via group racing. 6 won their previous start, while another 8 were placed.
He’s Our Rokkii was successful in an open handicap at his start prior to taking out the Toorak.
16 winners have come via the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke, with Trust In A Gust the last to win the Rupert Clarke/Toorak double in 2014.
In 2010, More Joyous took out the Group 1 George Main Stakes/Toorak double, Poetic King completed the Group 3 Rupert Steele/Toorak double in 1996 and in 1993, Golden Sword made it a Group 1 mile double winning the Epsom before the Toorak.
Geldings have the best record in this event having won 19 of the 34 editions since 1983, with the most recent being He’s Our Rokkii in 2016.
10 entires have been successful, with the last Trust In A Gust in 2014.
Just 5 mares have saluted, with More Joyous the latest in 2010.
4YO’s are the most successful; having won on 15 occasions, the last He’s Our Rokkii in 2016.. 11 5YO’s have won, the most recent Divine Madonna in 2007, while 7 horses aged 6YO and above have taken out the Toorak since 1983, Lucky Hussler the latest in 2015.
12 favourites have saluted in the last 34 editions, with the most recent He’s Our Rokkii ($2.50) in 2016.
There hasn’t been an odds-on favourite since 1983, with More Joyous twice starting at $2.25. Gai Waterhouse’s mighty mare won in 2010 and finished fourth to Solzhenitsyn two years later.
23 winners have started at single-figure odds in the past 33 editions.
The longest priced winner in the past three decades was Oppressor ($51) in 1994, while veteran trainer Bart Cummings saddled up $41 shot Allez Wonder in 2009.
Barrier 3 is the most successful producing 5 of the 34 winners since 1983. Gate 11 next best with four.
No horse has been successful from barrier 13, 15 or 16 in the last three decades.
24 of 34 winners since 1983 have come from single digit gates.
The last winner from the outside barrier was Regal Roller (10/10) in 2004, while Umrum won from 17/18 in 1999.
The only winner since 1983 from the inside stall was $25 shot Caledonian Boy in 1987.
Recently retired Jim Cassidy has enjoyed great success in the Toorak. The Pumper’s last winner was Red Dazzler in 2006 and his overall record is 12: 4-2-0.
Steven King 15: 2-2-0, Michael Rodd 7: 2-1-0, Nash Rawiller 7: 2-1-0 and Glen Boss 13: 3-0-2 are all multiple winners.
Craig Williams 10: 1-1-3, Brad Rawiller 4: 1-1-0, Craig Newitt 11: 1-0-0 have all tasted success.
Luke Nolen 7: 0-1-2, Kerrin McEvoy 10: 0-1-1 and Damien Oliver 19: 0-1-0.
Lee Freedman 19:2-2-1, Leon MacDonald 8: 2-1-2, Darren Weir 5: 2-0-1, Mick Price 12: 2-1-0 and Rob Heathcote 4: 2-0-0 have all won this race twice.
Trainers still after their maiden win in this race include John Hawkes 18: 0-1-1, Mike Moroney 7: 0-0-2, Chris Waller 5: 0-0-0 and Peter Snowden 3: 0-0-0.
This $500,000 contest over 1600m dates back to 1881 when won by Josephine.
It was elevated from a Principal Race to Group 1 in 1979 when taken out by Manaroa.
Barring one year (1891) when it was 1800m, this race has always been over a mile or 1600m.
The honour roll includes; More Joyous (2010), Divine Madonna (2007), Show A Heart (2001), Planet Ruler (1988), Leilani (1974), Tobin Bronze (1967), Galilee (1966), Royal Gem (1946) and The Trump (1937).