1941 Melbourne Cup

1941 MELBOURNE CUP
Two miles (Tuesday, November 4)
Handicap of 9750 pounds and 200 pound Trophy.
First: 7500 pounds and 200 pound trophy. Second: 1500 pounds; Third: 750 pounds.
1 8-1 SKIPTON (ch c 3y, Marabou - Cupidity). Tr: Jack Fryer 7.6 cd 7.7 Billy Cook
2 7-1 SON OF AUROUS (br g 7y, Son o' Mine - Golden Betty). Tr: F G Doran 6.10 T Unkovich
3 11-2 fav BEAU VITE (NZ) (br h 5y, Beau Pere - Dominant). Tr: F McGrath 9.10 Darby Munro
Then followed:
4 14-1 Laureate (br c 3y, Law Maker - Stage Wit) H Freedman 7.6 cd 7.8 H Badger
5 8-1 Velocity (br h 4y, Veilmond - Mooch Along) S B Ferguson 8.7 J Purtell
6 40-1 Maikai (br g 8y, Pantheon - Ornum) V G Egan 9.6 E Treffone
7 15-1 Lucrative (b h 4y, Gay Lothario - Balkan Star) H Freedman 9.1 M McCarten
8 25-1 Yours Truly (NZ) (ch h 6y, Siegfrieg - My Own) F Dalton 7.12 O Phillips
9 40-1 Rivette (b m 8y, Ronsard - Riv) H Bamber 8.11 E Preston
10 9-1 Saul (br g 6y, David - Miss Quex) D McRae 8.0 A Brealsey
11 33-1 Chatoona (b h 4y, Chatham - Silveroona) S R Lamond jnr 7.13 A Knox
12 100-1 It's Funny (br c 3y, Constant Son - Roscome) J W C Cook 7.5 J Conquest
13 200-1 Frill King (b h 4y, Frilford - Soporific) F Manning jr 7.0 P Simonds
14 11-1 Yodvara (b g 6y, Yodelist - Gallvara) C W Whitfield 7.2 J Gilmore
15 25-1 Shanghai (b g 7y, Spearfelt - Litre) S R Vaughan 6.7 cd 7.0 N Percival
16 66-1 Galliard (ch c 3y, The Buzzard - Blue Skirt) J T Cush 6.12 N Sellwood
17 33-1 True Flight (b h 5y, The Buzzard - Even Keel) V G Egan 8.6 V Hartney
18 50-1 El Golea (br h 7y, Eastern Monarch - Versatile) J Fryer 8.11 N Creighton
19 100-1 Keelie (Imp.) (br h 8y, Cameronian - Lovely Peg) S W Phillips 7.13 A Reid
20 200-1 Palencia (ch g 5y, Paladin - Spanish Maid) H Freedman 6.11 cd 7.0 W Beresford
21 33-1 Triggerman (b h 4y, Spearfelt - New Girl) F Dalton 7.6 J Thompson
22 40-1 Cavallo (ch g 5y, Gustavo - Traction) J Parkinson 7.4 H McCloud
23 66-1 Tranquil Star (ch m 4y, Gay Lothario - Lone Star) R Cameron 8.9 F Shean
 
Scratched: Status Quo, Vermont. Won by: 2-1/2 lengths, 3/4 length. Time: 3:23.75.
Sectionals: (approx.) First four furlongs: 0:52.5s., next four furlongs: 0:52s., next four furlongs: 0:52s., final four furlongs: 0:47.25s.
Judge's numbers: 13-24-1.
Totalisator Divs.: Win: Skipton 3/3/-. Place: Skipton 1/3/6, Son of Aurous 14/-, Beau Vite 18/6.