1924 Melbourne Cup

1924 MELBOURNE CUP
Two miles (Tuesday, November 4)
Sweepstakes of 75 pounds with 10,000 pounds added.
First: 9618 and 200 pound trophy; Second: 2000 pounds; Third: 1000 pounds.
1 8-1 BACKWOOD (GB) (b h 6y, Bachelor's Double - Lady of Grace) Tr: R Bradfield 8.2 P Brown
2 10-1 STAND BY (blk h 4y, Lanius - Comedietta) Tr: J Scobie 8.8 R Lewis
3 9-4 fav SPEARFELT (b c 3y, Spearhead - Lady Champion) Tr: V O'Neill 7.6 E O'Sullivan
Then followed:
4 4-1 Lilypond (ch g 4y, Lilyveil - Coolan Dhu) J Holt 8.6 F Dempsey
5 25-1 Brown Rajah (Imp.) (br h 5y, Brown Prince - Radegonde) J W Cook 7.7 N Percival
6 20-1 Our Prince (Imp.) (b h 7y, Bachelor's Double - Painted Lady) L Robertson 7.13 W Duncan
7 33-1 Gungool (br m 4y, Lanias - Manchette) R Bradfield 6.9 cd 7.0 F Purvis
8 33-1 The Rover (ch g 9y, Sea Prince - Reminder) G Shelton 8.3 H Jones
9 14-1 Polycletan (br h 5y, Polycrates - Falling Brook) D Lewis 7.3 T Farthing
10 33-1 Royal Charter (br g, 3y, Comedy King - Polylogy) J Holt 6.12 cd 7.0 A Wilson
11 33-1 Wallarak (ch g 4y, Woorak - Sessa) S B Ferguson 7.3 cd 7.5 A Reed
12 10-1 San Antonio (ch h 5y, St. Spasa - Althein) P T Heywood 6.1 H Bastian
13 33-1 Stare (b h 6y, Earlston - Gaze) D J Price 8.5 J Brace
14 33-1 Frances Tressady (b m 4y, Tressady - Thorinia) W Foulsham 8.4 G Harrison
15 33-1 Feathernest (b h 5y, Featherstitch - Fleet Street) J H Trenoweth 7.1 V Sleigh
16 14-1 Accarak (b g 6y, Woorak - Polacca) H McCalman 8.5 J Munro
17 33-1 Drongo (br h 4y, Lanius - Lys D'or) G Tantram 8.5 G Young
18 33-1 Wynette (br m 7y, Lord Alwyne - Carlpedes) H W Torr 8.11 E Simmons
 
Scratched: Wallace Mortlake, King Victor, Valorem, Sir Dighlock, Artamus. Won by: Head, 1-1/2 lengths. Time: 3:26.5.
Judge's numbers: 9-2-14.