1953 Melbourne Cup

1953 MELBOURNE CUP
Two miles (Tuesday, November 3)
Handicap of 18,200 pounds and 550 pound Gold Cup.
First: 14,000 pounds and Gold Cup; Second: 2800 pounds; Third: 1400 pounds.
1 14-1 WODALLA (br h 4y, Helios - The Rip) Tr: Bob Sinclair 8.4 Jack Purtell
2 33-1 MOST REGAL (ch g 6y, Royal Step - Royalardo) Tr: T R Bradfield 7.4 cd 7.7 N Powell
3 5-1 MY HERO (NZ) (br h 6y, Neptune Otetanui) Tr: O F Watson 9.0 N Eastwood
Then followed:
4 8-1 Earldom (NZ) (b h 6y, Balloch - Sweet Biscuit) W F Clifton 8.1 W Williamson
5 50-1 Royal Radiant (b g 5y, Delville Wood - Sunshine) Des Judd 7.1 cd 7.4 D Hetherington
6 4-1 fav Hydrogen (blk h 5y, Delville Wood - Sweet Sound) E Hush 9.4 G Moore
7 7-1 Lord Forrest (b h 4y, Delville Wood - High Class) E Hush 7.9 N McGrowdie
8 25-1 Royal Tower (NZ) (ch g 7y, Nightly - Peel Tower) A J Brown 7.8 R Hutchinson
9 7-1 Welloch (br h 4y, Balloch - Chorine) J M Cummings 8.0 W Pyers
10 16-1 Aldershot (ch h 6y, Enfield - Little Sister) D Judd 8.9 N Sellwood
11 50-1 Friendly Feeling (b/br m 5y, Delville Wood - Platonic) R F Ferris 8.0 G Moore
12 10-1 Advocate (b h 4y, Confessor - Symphony) F Allotta 8.13 W Cook
13 50-1 Chatford (b g 6y, Chatham - Easter Gold) S Tomison 7.1 cd 7.3 R Heather
14 40-1 Reformed (NZ) (ch g 7y, Probabtion - Maereana) A J Brown 8.5 P Glennon
15 14-1 Morse Code (br g 7y, St. Magnus - Wireaway) L Robertson 9.3 V Hartney
16 100-1 Gallant Rob (b h 7y, Marabou - Lois) G E Clarke 6.13 cd 7.1 W A Smith
17 40-1 Artier (b g 7y, Carpentier - Air Race) T J Torpy 7.4 R Cameron
18 66-1 Planetarium (br g 5y, Solar Bear - Aussie Star) D Judd 8.2 Sam Martin
19 100-1 Saintsbury (b g 7y, St. Magnus - Beaufiler) C Wilson 7.7 P Simonds
20 250-1 Peelson (b g 5y, Shot Gun - Blue Spell) R J Stapleton 7.0 cd 7.2 R Ball
21 14-1 Windsor (NZ) (br g 6y, Great Tradition - Pretty Flirt) J Nathan 8.7 D Munro
 
Scratched: Fetlar, Silver Phantom, Magic Mountain, Shell Fire, Walu, Sir Owen, Murlican. Won by: 3/4 length, 2 lengths. Time: 3:23.75. Track: good.
Barriers: 8-20-25. Judge's numbers: 9-20-3.
Totalisator Divs.: (on 5/-) Win: Wodalla 3/12/-. Place: Wodalla 1/3/6, Most Regal 2/11/-, My Hero 14/-.