1940 Melbourne Cup

1940 MELBOURNE CUP
Two miles (Tuesday, November 5)
Handicap of 9750 pounds and 200 pound Trophy.
First: 7500 pounds and 200 pound War Bond as a Trophy.
Second: 1500 pounds; Third: 750 pounds.
1 100-1 OLD ROWLEY (ch g 7y, The Buzzard - Syceonelle) Tr: Jack Scully 7.12 A Knox
2 20-1 MAIKAI (br g 7y, Pantheon - Ornum) Tr: F Godby 9.4 Darby Munro
3 40-1 TIDAL WAVE (ch g 3y, Tiderace - My Own) Tr: J T Jamieson 7.1 T Unkovich
Then followed:
4 7-4 fav Beau Vite (br h 4y, Beau Pere - Dominant) F McGrath 9.7 E McMenamin
5 9-1 Beaulivre (br h 4y, Beau Pere - Passbook) G Price 9.6 A Dewhurst
6 20-1 Lucrative (b c 3y, Gay Lothario - Balkan Star) H Freedman 7.6 E Preston
7 10-1 Apostrophe (b g 5y, Parenthesis - Solex) J M Brett 7.11 R Medhurst
8 20-1 Pantler (blk h 5y, Pantheon - Lile Queen) D Lewis 7.11 V Hartney
9 12-1 Pandect (b c 3y, Pantheon - Credit) F Musgrave 7.6 W Cook
10 66-1 Katanga (b h 4y, The Buzzard - Biddy's Robe) B R Payten 8.7 E Bartle
11 100-1 John Dory (b h 4y, Marconigram - Trevally) F Musgrave 7.0 J Gilmore
12 33-1 Cheery Jack (br g 7y, David - Cherio) M T McGrath 7.1 cd 7.2 N Percival
13 100-1 Morvren (b m 6y, Parenthesis - Moignet) T Lambert 7.4 S Ralph
14 20-1 Wilson (br g 4y, Siegfried - Lilock) F Musgrave 8.5 M McCarten
15 7-1 Historian (br h 4y, Beau Fils - Parchment) S W Reid 8.6 A Breasley
16 12-1 Dashing Cavalier (b h 4y, Constant Son - Dashing) J W McCurley 8.6 J Coutts
17 100-1 West Wind (br m 4y, Posterity - Lady Zephyr) L Robertson 7.4 W Elliott
18 100-1 Gilltown (ch g 6y, Excitement - Chorus) L J O'Sullivan 8.3 H Skidmore
19 25-1 True Flight (b h 4y, The Buzzard - Even Keel) V G Egan 8.2 J Purtell
20 100-1 Indignity (br g 6y, Salatis - Dignified Girl) J M Brett 7.13 H Hanley
 
Scratched: Scientist. Won by: 3/4 length, neck. Time: 3:26.0. Track: holding.
Sectionals: (approx.) First four furlongs: 0:52.75s., next four furlongs: 0:49.75s., next four furlongs: 0:52.5s., final four furlongs: 0:51s.
Judge's numbers: 11-3-19.
Totalisator Divs.: (on 5/-) Win: Old Rowley 25/8/6. Place: Old Rowley 5/8/-, Maikai 1/8/-, Tidal Wave 4/1/-.