Sunday, October 24, 2010


Video of the Melbourne Cup Race 2009. This year we're expecting bigger and better to celebrate the Melbourne Cup Carnival's 150th Anniversary

Places to Be - Flemington

The Birdcage: (Map F1-G1)

The Birdcage is the place to be during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, that is if you can score an invitation to the exclusive celebrity filled marquees.

The Emirates Marquees is the most exclusive marquee in the Birdcage with an Invite only guest list of approximately 150 people per race day; if you can manage to score an invitation, then a day of luxury, decadence and pure enjoyment are sure to be had. There are also several other marquees in the Birdcage hosted by organisations such as Lavazza, SAAB and Lexus.

One of the big attractions of the Birdcage is the entertainment with big name artists performing throughout the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Myer Fashions on the Field & L'oreal Powder Room: (Map F2)

When attending the Carnival, a trip to the Myer Fashions on the Field (whether as a competitor or a spectator) is a must. Check out all the fashions and decide if you agree with the judges.

Right next door to the Fashion is the L'oreal Powder Room where you can go in and have a manicure, or check out the latest products with a goodies bag given away to all visitors. Get in early as there can be long lines to get in.

Both are open to the general public.

The Enclosures: Trackside (Map B3), Winning Post (Map D3)
& Ascot / Banks Enclosure (Map B2)

Many companies hire out Marquee's within the Trackside and Winning Post Enclosures for their employees to enjoy a day out at Melbourne Cup Carnival or to wine and dine current or prospective clients and enjoy the ambience of Flemington Racing.

Crown, ANZ, Telstra and Commonwealth Bank can all be found to have beautifully adorned marquee's with prime viewing of the track.

The Ascot / Banks Enclosure does not overlook the track but guests of the enclosure also have access to the Lawn Stands (ticketed area) overlooking the Winning Post. This area is outdoors and the band can be heard entertaining the crowds all day between races.

The Marquee's: Carbine (Map A4), Makybe Diva & Archers (Map A3-B3)

The Marquee's are open to the public to purchase seats or tables as long as you are willing to pay between 200 - 600 per person (depending on the Marquee and / or day). Makybe Dival and Archers marquee's both overlook the track whilst the Carbine Marquee overlooks the river and is a slightly more casual affair.
All 3 marquees provide access for their guests into the Lawn Stand.

The Nursery: (Map E1)

For those who want to enjoy Flemington and organise a gathering but not able to afford the marquee's or enclosures available, the nursery is a good alternative. Situated just outside Flemington Race track, you can book a Carpark for the day or for the entire carnival.

Completely self funded, purchasers of a carpark act as host and provide the catering / drinks and seating arrangements for their guests. The cost of the carpark includes the allocation of a number of entries and they may charge their guests are fee for attending, usually somewhere between $50 - $150 per person.

The carpark is fully decked out with big screens where all the races are shown live and TAB outlets available for plenty of wagering.

General Public Area's:

Their are several area's where you can go with a general public ticket but for good viewing, you need to get their early. The front of the grass has the best viewing with racegoers setting up picnic blankets for a day out in the sun with their friends - not so great when the unpredictable Melbourne weather turns wet however.

The Grandstand as well as being the oldest building at Flemington and listed on the Heritage List is also open to the public but again, visitors to the racetrack really need to get there early to get a good seat.

For those who want to enjoy the atmosphere but not necessarily the racing of Flemington, just outside the Grandstand (opposite the train station) is the stage where music can be found playing all day and visitors can take their shoes off and dance on the grass. Concerts are held every day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival until the late evening.

1961 - 2000.

Winner for 1961 - Lord Fury

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.

FASHION......Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

What seperates Melbourne Cup Day from all other days in the Carnival.....The HEAD PIECES

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

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For more Melbourne Cup Fashion Tips- check out the link:  Melbourne Cup Fashion Rules - SMH

1951 -1960

Winner in 1951 - Delta.

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.

1941 - 1950.

Winner in 1941 - Skipton.

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.

1931 - 1940

Winner in 1931 - White Nose.

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.

Melbourne Cup Carnival - Sponsorship

We all know that the Melbourne Cup Carnival is huge, and a part of that is due to the sponsorship the event recieves. HUGE companies are involved in the Carnival and contribute to the sucess and size of the event. Without these sponsorship deals, the Melbourne Cup Carnival wouldnt be what it is today. The Melbourne Cup Carnival lists the following as their Major Sponsors;
Emirates - The international Airline is the Pricipal Partner of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and as such, has a huge array of promotional materials throughout the Carnival. These range from the logo and tagline (Fly Emirates) all over the gate, and on the shirt of every person working for the Melbourne Cup and assisting with getting the horses into preparation before the race. "Emirates Melbourne Cup Day" is held on 2nd November this year, and is probably the biggest and most well known day of the entire Carnival and is often referred to as "The Race That Stops The Nation". The event and the day are huge and known all around Australia, and maybe even the world...

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.
Several other noteworthy sponors include;

                                          Invest Victoria

A more exhaustive list of the business partners can be found on the Melbourne Cup Website

The Melbourne Cup Carnival gets Interactive

With the advances in technology comes a whole new way to see, follow, and experience the spectacle that is the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

This year the options include the traditional watching the races on TV, or listening via the Radio, but in the lead up to the race that stops a nation, there are also plenty of other social and technical ways to get involved...

Follow the Cup on Facebook where you can keep up to date with the Emirates Cup Quest or read all the followers comments. Follow the pics of the cup as it travels!

Or follow it on Twitter - the tweets give you updates, clues and let you know whats happening and where!

Or even download the App on your Iphone - with information on news, whats on, form guide, photos, tips to win, maps, trivia, sweeps, and history!

1911 - 1920

Winner in 1911 - The Parisian.

The Parisian is one of the few winners of the Australian Cup - Melbourne Cup double. In 1911 the Melbourne Cup, The Parisian won by two-lengths, beating previous Melbourne Cup winner Comedy King and Walter Hickenbotham's Trafalgar. The Parisian with jockey R. Cameron won in 3:27:75, trained by C. Wheeler and owned by J. F. Kirby went home with a prize win totalling 8,742 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1912 - Piastre.

In 1912 Piastre won the Melbourne Cup by more than a length over Hallowmass and Uncle Sam. Piastre was originally trained by James Scobie however was transferred to Richard O'Conner prior to the Cup. Piastre with jockey A. Shanahan winning time was 3:27:50. Owner W. Brown went home with a prize totalling 8,676 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1913 - Posinatus.

The 1913 win of Posinatus has often been associated with strange stories of predictions after betters won based on predictions that they had been told and that some had dreamt of Posinatus winning. One punter won more then 36,000 pounds after his prediction. Posinatus with last years winning jockey A. Shanahan, with trainer and owner J. Chambers won in a time of 3:31:00, winning a total of 9,519 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1914 - Kingsburgh.

Kingsburgh also known as L. K. S. Mackinnon, who apparently won more then 14,000 pounds in bets. He was later renamed in 1936 to Kingsburgh after his owner. Kingsburgh with jockey George Meddick won the Cup in a time of 3:26:00, trained by Isaac Foulsham and owner L. K. S. Mackinnon went home with winnings totalling of 9,890 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1915 - Patrobas.

Patrobas was the first female owned horse, ridden to victory in the Melbourne Cup by jockey Bobbie Lewis in a time of 3:28:25. Trainer C. Wheeler was able to produce the victory for Mrs Edith Widdis, she was able to take away winnings totalling 9,364 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1916 - Sasanof.

Sasanof won the Melbourne Cup by over two lengths and just missed the race record by half a second. He and jockey F. Fowley almost record time was 3:27:75, trained by M. Hobbs and the owner's W. G. Stead and E. S. Luttrell left the Melbourne Cup with a total winnings worth 9,205 gold sovereigns. He became the second New Zealand horse to win the Melbourne Cup.

This year's race was delayed until the following Saturday due to extreme rain. On the new race day, Sasanof's owner M. Stead sold a third of the horse of his good friend, E. S. Luttrell so that his friend could enjoy the winnings.

Winner in 1917 - Westcourt.

After being beaten by Patrobas in 1915 Melbourne Cup, Westcourt returned in 1917 with jockey W. McLachlan to beat Lingle and win the race. It was McLachlan's third win in the race and many though it was a deserving win for Westcourt, who had a history of finishing second in many prominent races. Westcourt won his race with a time of 3:26:75, trained by Joe Burton and owned by D. U. Seaton who left with winnings of 7,779 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1918 - Night Watch.

Night Watch was the foal of the great Wakeful, who carried 10 stone across the finishing line. The 1918 Melbourne Cup marked the last of five Cups during World War I. Duncan was chosen to ride Night Watch as he was one of the riders who could make the weight of 6 stone 9 pounds (42kg). Trained by Richard Bradfield and owned by C. L. Mcdonald, Night Watch winning in a time of 3:25:75, left with winnings totalling 7,936 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1919 - Artilleryman.

Winning with four time Melbourne Cup winning jockey Robert Lewis, Artilleryman winning in a time of 3:24:50. He won by at least six lengths and set a new race record. He was unexpectedly a handsome horse who had many fans just because of his appearance. Artilleryman was trained by P. T. Heywood and with owners Sir S. Horden/ A. D. Murphy won a total of 9,272 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1920 - Poitrel.

Poitrel's stable mate Erasmus was in front, until the last half furlong when Poitrel shot thought to win with jockey Ken Bracken in a time of 3:25:75. He was trained by H. J. Robinson and owner's W. & F. A. Moses finished the cup with the winnings totalling 9,252 gold sovereigns.

1901 - 1910.

Winner in 1901 - Revenue.

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.

First Austalian Film - The Melbourne Cup (1896) Pt3 The Race Itself

1891 - 1900.

Winner in 1891 - Malvolio.

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.

1881 - 1890.

Winner in 1881 - Zulu.

During the 1881 Melbourne Cup race, a dog ran onto the track causing three out of the thirty-three horse's that were competing to fall. Jockey Dodd died due to the injuries he sustained.

Zulu was originally brought to the race to be a stable mate for AJC Derby winner Wheatear. Wheatear was one of the three horses that fell. Zulu, his jockey was Jim Gough, they ran a winning time of 3:32:50 weighting just 36.29kg , he was trained by T. Lamond and owned by C. McDonnell.

Zulu's prize win totalled 2,105 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1882 - The Assyrian.

The Assyrian won the 1882 Melbourne Cup by half a length after battling the last 100 meters with fellow racehorse Stockwell. Assyrian jockey was by C. Hutchins, with a winning time of 3:40:00 at a weight of 50.35kg. Assyrian career peaked as a five year old. He was trained and owned by J. E. Savill.

The Assyrian won a total prize of 2,010 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1883 - Martini-Henry.

In 1883 Martini-Henry was the first New Zealand-bred horse to win the Melbourne Cup. Named after a type of rifle, the three-year-old won by two lengths, his victory was so easy that his jockey (J. Williamson) never whipped him once from start to finish. He was trained by Michael Fennelly and owned by Hon. James White. Martini-Henry's winning time was 3:30:50 at a weight of 46.72kg.

Martini-Henry won a total of 2,657 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1884 - Malua.

Malua was originally named Bagot, but his owner former Premier of Tasmania J. O Inglis changed his name after finding it disrespectful to the founding secretary of the VRC, R. S. Bagot.

Running a time of 3:31:75, weighting 61.24kg, jockey was Alick Robertson and trained by Issac Foulsham.

Malua prize totalled 2,477 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1885 - Street Anchor.

The 1885 Melbourne cup was surrounded in controversy after it was alleged Street Anchor's jockey Mick O'Brien hit runner-up Grace Darling over the head just before the finishing line. However, there was no protest from Grace Darling owner's.

Street Anchor ran a winning time of 3:29:50 he was trained by T. Wilson and owned by Martin Loughlin. Anchor weighted 49.44kg.

The total prize won by Street Anchor 2,912 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1886 - Arsenal.

Arsenal only had two wins to his name prior to his win in 1886 Melbourne Cup, where won by a neck just beating Trenton. With a winning time of 3.31.00 at a weight of 46.75kg, Arsenal jockey was W. English, trained by H. Rayner and owner by W. Gannon.

He won a total prize of 3,665 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1887 - Dunlop.

During his race in 1887 Dunlop possessed great stamina and won the Melbourne Cup with a new race record, easing his way across the track in the last few strides to win by a length. After the race his jockey Tommy Sanders was reported to have burst into tears of happiness. Dunlop was trained by J. Nicholson and owned by R. Donovan.

Dunlop's record winning time of 3:28:50, weighting 52.16kg. The prize total of 4,005 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1888 - Mentor.

1888 a year of prosperity for Melbourne and therefore the VRC lifting the sweepstakes for the Melbourne cup by 3,000 gold sovereigns, which made the Melbourne Cup the most valued race in the world. For Mentor's trainer Walter Hickenbotham, this would be his first out of four-wins.

Mentor won with a winning time 3:30:75, weighted 52.16kg and his jockey was Mick O'Brien, owned by D. S. Wallace.

Mentor won a total prize 4,885 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1889 - Bravo.

Bravo was the Melbourne Cup winner sired by former Cup winner - Grand Flaneur. His winning time was 3:32:50, his jockey James Anwin, trained by T. Wilson (making it two out of four wins) and owned by W. T. Jones.

He won a total of 7,237 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1890 - Carbine.

Originally from New Zealand, Carbine's direct descendant is Phar Lap - however, it is Carbine who is regarded as Australia's most important race horse. He competing carrying the race weight record of 65.77kg and beat thirty-eight (38) other runners. Carbine's winning time of 3:28:35, his jockey was Robert Ramage, trained by Walther Hickenbotham and owned by D. S. Wallace.

Carbine won a total of 13,230 gold sovereigns.

1921 - 1930

Winner in 1921 - Sister Olive.

Sister Olive was originally trained by Jack Williams to be a sprinter, but it wasn't until jockey Edward O'Sullivan took her out for a test that her true potential was discovered. After running her O'Sullivan informed Williams he was training her the wrong race, according to O'Sullivan Sister Olive was a natural stayer. After O'Sullivan nursing Sister Olive around to the final bend O'Sullivan then urged the filly along to gain three-lengths over Amazonia and win the race in 3:27:75. Owner F. W. Norman collected a total winnings of 10,450 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1922 - King Ingoda.

In the 1922 race he was lined up in an all-stars race, his victory was helped with training by James Scobie. King Ingoda with jockey Titch Wilson won the race with a time of 3:28:25. Owner's C. L. Dubois and R. W. Bennett went home with winnings worth 12,624 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1923 - Bitalli.

Considering Bitalli had not been raced for the six months prior to Melbourne Cup 1923, it is not suprising that he started with long odds. However, his eccentric trainer James Scobie had no doubts that Bitalli would still the show. The five-year-old won the race with jockey Titch Wilson in a time of 3:24:25, costing bookmakers 400,000 pounds. Owner A. T. Craig left with the largest winnings to date of 13,288 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1924 - Backwood.

Backwood was the first of four Melbourne Cup victories for trainer Bradfield. He was the second imported horse to win the race, securing victory at the nine furlong mark with one continuous run. Backwood was one of Bradfield's few horses that were imported and trained in Australia.

Backwood with jockey Bunty Brown in a time of 3:26:50, and owner E. Baillieu went home with a total of 12,818 gold sovereigns in winnings.

Winner in 1925 - Windbag.

The Melbourne Cup race in 1925 was the first year the ABC provided transmission. Windbag and jockey James L. Munro won the race with a lap time of 3:22:75, he was trained by George R. Price and owned by R.Miller left with a total winnings of 13,216 gold sovereigns. Bred at Percy Miller's Kia-Ora Stud in the Hunter Valley, Windbag was one of several Cup winners bred at the stud.

Winner in 1926 - Spearfelt.

Spearfelt was a descendant of Carbine, which definitely helped the stallion succeed on the track. In front of 118,877 people, Spearfelt won by half a length with a time of 3:22:75, with jockey Hugh Harold Cairns, equalling Windbag's winning time from the previous cup. Trained by V. O'Neill and owned by D. C. Grant who left with the winnings of up to 12,912 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1927 - Trivalve.

The winner of 1927 Melbourne Cup, Trivalve was a destined champion given he had a double cross of Carbine's bloodline. On the day, he was ridden by the great Bobbie Lewis and trained by legendary trainer, James Scobie. This years win would be the fourth win for both Lewis and Scobie. Owner E. E. D. Clarke who went home with the winnings totalling 13,198 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1928 - Stateman.

Trained and owned by prominent racing identity William Kelso, Stateman won the Cup by beating favourite Strephon by four lengths. Statesman was gelded straight away his win and Kelso supported this decision by stating that geldings were easier to train and handle. This year's race would be the smallest Banker in 1863. Stateman and jockey James L. Munro won the Cup in 3:23:25, owner Kelso went home with winnings totalling 12,675 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1929 - Nightmarch.

Best known for beating Phar Lap in the 1929 Melbourne Cup, the New Zealand foaled Nightmarch earned his status as a great racehorse by winning both the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup in the same year. The stallion managed to beat the legendary horse by four lengths and many blamed Phar Lap's defeat on the fact that he pulled for half the race. Funnily enough, Phar Lap and Nightmarch were sons of the same sire, Night Raid. Nightmare crossed the winning line with a time of 3:26:50, with jockey Roy Reed, trained by A. McAulay and owned by A. Louisson who took home winnings equalling 12,422 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1930 - Phar Lap.

The only horse to be given legend status by the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, Phar Lap holds the record for the shortest priced favourite in the Melbourne Cup. During the 1930 Melbourne Cup, Phar Lap created quite a bit storm after bookmakers realised they would lose a fortune on Phar Lap was to win. Phar Lap was shot at on the same day by gangsters. However, Woodcock placed himself and his pony between Phar Lap and the shot, saving the horse from tragedy. After the race Phar Lap was sent into hiding in Geelong at St Albian's.

Phar Lap with jockey James E. Pike in a winning time of 3:27:75, trained by Harry R. Telford. Owner's Telford and Davis went home with winnings totalling 12,429 gold sovereigns.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

FASHION......Emirates Stakes Day

Stakes Day is the final day in the Melbourne Cup Carnival and is also commonly known as Family Day.
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!

The younger generation takes on Fashion on the Field

Tweens showing them how fashions done in todays generation

Friday, October 22, 2010

Melbourne, Victoria

Melbourne, Victoria is the home of the race that stops the nation - The Emirates Melbourne Cup. With all eyes on the race, its also good to remember that Melbourne is actually always alive with events, music, arts, culture, shopping and dining experiences and excitement. There are so many activities for the locals and the visitors to experience and enjoy. From the markets to fine dining to art galleries to comedy festivals and the sporting including the races, its hard to beleive that the City ever stops. There are events almost weekly and further information and calendars of these events can be found at the Visit Victoria Website

During the 15 days of the Spring Racing Carnival, Melbourne plays host to over 715,000 people who attend the events, including the Melbourne Cup. In 2009 alone, 90 race meetings were held accross the state and the huge influx of international as well as interstate visitors attended the Spring Racing Carnival, injecting over $513 million into the Victorian Economy.

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)

From colourful racing carnivals to Grand Slam tennis, there's always something exciting happening in Victoria.

With food and wine events, jazz, and comedy shows, surfing tournaments, and flower and garden displays

Victoria celebrates with major festivals and special events throughout the year.


Oaks Day falls on the first Thursday of November (straight after Cup Day) and is the only day in the Melbourne Cup 4 day Carnival that doesn't fall on a weekend or public holiday....

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

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1871 to 1880.

Winner in 1871 - The Pearl.

The Pearl succeeded in the win after avoiding a scrimmage half way through the race. To record a winning time of 3:39:00, he was owned and trained by John Trait, although The Pearl was not Trait's only horse in the Melbourne Cup race for 1871, he had a second horse Phyrrus who Trait had betted on prior to the race based on his good form leading to the race.

Due to the scrimmage half way through the race The Pearl was able to take the lead by more then two full lengths. The Pearl was the longest priced Melbourne Cup winner ever with odds of 100/1.

Trained and owned by John Trait, he was riden by J. Cavanagh. At the time of his win The Pearl weighted 45.81kg. He won a total of 1,110 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1872 - The Quack.

In 1872 The Quack became the fourth horse owned and trained by John Trait to win the Melbourne Cup since his first in 1866. Although this time The Quack was riden by W. Enderson, The Quack weight 48.99kg and recorded a winning time 3:39:00. Although being classed as a non-favourite for the event he bet Dagworth who had betten The Quack at the Metropoliatan Handicap race.

The Quack was the half - brother of Nimblefoot.

The Quack won a total prize winning of 1,160 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1873 - Don Juan.

At 3:36:00 Don Juan in 1873 won the Melbourne Cup, the quickest time recorded until 1977 when Chester won in 3:33:50. Don Juan was trained James. Wilson Snr, riden by W. Wilson and owned by W.Johnstone, only weighted 43.54kg at four-years-old.

After the race the Sydney Mail, posted an article on November 22, 1873 explaining that protesters had made allegations against Don Juan and his Melbourne Cup win. The article stats that Don Juan was entered into the Melbourne Cup race as a four-year-old however, was apparently over the age of four. The Victoria Racing Club found that the allegations were untrue and Don Juan continue to remain the favourite of the public due to his outstanding efforts in his win on race day.

Don Juan won a total prize of 1,430 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1874 - Haricot.

Despite being described as a horse with a big head and weak neck, Haricot was unmatched in the 1874 Melbourne Cup race with his two stone under weight-for-age of just 41.28kg. It was an easy win for Haricot who took the lead almost immediately, and by four-lengths. Haricot winning time was 3:37:50, he was trained by S. Harding, riden by P. Pigott and owned by A. Chirnside.

Haricot won a total winnings of 1,210 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1875 - Wollomai.

The 1875 Melbourne Cup race would be the first to be held on the first Tuesday rather then the Thursday of the November month since the beginning in 1861. Wollomai was riden by R. Batty and trained by S. Moon. Wollomai was bred at C.B Fisher's property, Maribyrnong, not too far from Flemington. There has always been controversy over who owned Wollomai as the stallion was riden under J. Sharp's name however, he was apparently sold to Abion Hotel owner, John Cleeland prior to the race. Cleeland supposedly won up to 20,000 pounds from Wollomai's win.

Wollomai winning time was 3:38:00, at a weight of 48.08kg.

Wollomai's prize total 1,335 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1876 - Briseis.

Briseis won the Melbourne Cup in 1876 with the youngest jockey 13-year-old Peter St Albans, riding her to victory by more then one-a-half lengths in front. Briseis was unable to carry her original rider Hales, so the keen young stepped in to help Briseis's owner, breeder and trainer James Wilson take the winning cup home. A winning time of 3:36:50, and weighting only 39.92kg.

Total winning of 1,775 gold sovereigns and the first - Australian made gold trophy with two handles and an engraving of a horse race at Flemington made in England by Edward Fischer.

Winner in 1877 - Chester.

In 1877 Chester, trained by Etienne de Mestre, riden by P. Pigott and owned by Hon. James White won the Melbourne Cup in 3:33:50, weighting just 43.54kg. Due to the slippery surface of the track on race day, de Mestre decided to remove the plates from Chester prior to the race commencing. His race time was a record despite Tom Kirk being the favourite to win, Chester won more than 20,000 pounds for his owner Hon. James White.

Chester's prize total of 1,940 gold sovereigns, no trophy was presented until 1888.

Winner in 1878 - Calamai.

After a six month spell, Calamai won the Melbourne Cup in 1878 and gave trainer and owner Etienne de Mestre his fifth Melbourne Cup win. Being riden by T. Brown Calamai winning time of 3:35:75, weighting just 51.71kg.

During the 1878 Melbourne cup race the previous year winner Chester and jockey fell during the race leaving the jockey with chronic injuries.

Calamai winning total was 1,860 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1879 - Darriwell.

In 1879 Darriwell trained by W. E. Dakin, riden by S. Cracknell and owned by W. Rawlinson ran a winning time of 3:30:75 at a weight of 46.27kg.

Darriwell won a total of 1,945 gold sovereigns.

Winner in 1880 - Grand Flaneur.

Grand Flaneur is one of few thoroughbred's that have never been defeated in a single race. Throughout his remarkable yet short career, Grand Flaneur managed a winning record for nine (9) wins from nine (9) starts. However he wasn't a popular horse in the race due to his owner William. A. Long being known to scratch horse's in order to win bets.

Being riden by Thomas Hales and trained by T. Brown, Grand Flaneur won the Melbourne Cup in 3:34:75 at a weight of 42.64kg.

Grand Flaneur total winnings of 1,785 gold sovereigns.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

FASHION......AAMI Victoria Derby Day

Fashion goes hand in hand with the horse racing world - but what are the rules and how do you make sure you don't end up on the society pages as the "oh no she didn't" girl...

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

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spring Carnival 2010

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is without doubt the highlight in Australia's racing year with the very best of Australian and Overseas thoroughbreds competing over 50 days in one of the best racing carnivals int the world.

As well as the 4 days that make up the Melbourne Cup Carnival, there is also plenty of racing action to be had all over Victoria beginning in late July with the Bletchingly Stakes Day @ Caulfield and ending with the Ballarat Cup in the last weeks of November

2010 Guide

  Prior to Melbourne Cup Carnival
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 - Moonee Valley - Chin Nam Stakes Day
Saturday 18th September 2010 - Caulfield - Underwood Stakes Day
Friday Night 24th September 2010 - Moonee Valley - Manikato Stakes Night
Sunday 3rd October 2010 - Flemington - Turnbull Stakes Day
Saturday 9th October 2010 - Caulfield - Caulfield Guineas Day
Sunday 10th October 2010 - Cranbourne Cup Day
Wednesday 13th October 2010 - Caulfield - Thousand Guineas Day
Saturday 16th October 2010 - Caulfield - Caulfield Cup Day
Sunday 17th October 2010 - Seymour Cup Day
Wednesday 20th October 2010 - Geelong Cup Day
Saturday 23rd October 2010 - Moonee Valley - WS Cox Plate Day
Wednesday 27th October 2010 - Bendigo Cup Day

  Melbourne Cup Carnival 
Saturday, 30th October 2010 - Flemington - Victoria Derby Day
Tuesday, 2nd November 2010 - Flemington - Melbourne Cup Day
Thursday, 4th November 2010 - Flemington - Crown Oaks Day
Saturday, 6th November 2010 - Flemington - Emirates Stakes Day

After Melbourne Cup Carnival
Saturday, 13th November 2010 - Sandown - Sandown Classic Day
Sunday, 21st November 2010 - Ballarat - Ballarat Cup Day