1968 Melbourne Cup

1968 MELBOURNE CUP
Two miles (Tuesday, November 5)
Handicap of $60,000 and Trophy valued at $2000.
First: $41,300 plus trophy;Second: $11,800; Third: $5900; Fourth: $1000.
1 7-1 RAIN LOVER (b h 4y, Latin Lover - Rain Spot) Tr: Mick Robins 8.2 Jim Johnston
2 20-1 FILEUR (br g 4y, Le Filou - Dulcie) Tr: Colin Hayes 8.7 John Stocker
3 12-1 FANS (NZ) (ch g 6y, Fair's Fair - Television) Tr: Eric Ropiha 8.6 H Rauhihi
Then followed:
4 6-1 eq fav Lowland (b m 4y, Agricola - Impeccable) Bart Cummings 8.4 R Higgins
5 10-1 Savoy (b g 4y, Latin Lover - Dame Fortune) Ken Hilton 8.7 P Jarman
6 6-1 eq fav Arctic Coast (ch g 5y, Arctic Explorer - Sunshine Coast) Bart Cummings 8.8 M Goreham
7 16-1 Nanna Tale (br g 6y, Raconteur - Young Nanna) N D Hoysted 7.9 F Treen
8 7-1 Galilee (b g 6y, Alcimedes - Galston) Bart Cummings 10.1 J Miller
9 7-1 Prominence (ch g 5y, Empyrean - Brave Love) N Creighton 8.8 W A Smith
10 10-1 Balhomen Star (br g 5y, Faux Tirage - Fond Memory) N Creighton 7.13 L Burgess
11 40-1 Le Bey (b c 3y, Ipstanbul - Cinema Queen) Des Judd 6.1 G Gath
12 20-1 Raad (br g 4y, Delville Wood - Doubtful Pleasure) A G Bentley 8.1 P Hyland
13 25-1 Sandy's Hope (br g 6y, London Cry - Hunting Star) C W Kearns 8.2 George Moore
14 16-1 Bobalex (br g 6y, Arctic Explorer - Could Be) George Hanlon 7.9 F Reys
15 33-1 Red Livorno (ch h 4y, Livorno - Sweet Lilac) Ray Lawson 7.8 P Gumbleton
16 8-1 Impetus (NZ) (b h 4y, Summertime - Passive) Colin Hayes 8.8 G Lane
17 25-1 Palatial (ch g 4y, Sostenuto - Cuthko) A A D'Alton 7.8 R Mallyon
18 330-1 Dignify (b g 6y, Rowston Manor - Adelle) V Moloney 7.2 P J Mahoney
19 125-1 Dahma Star (br m 4y, Tulloch - Beauty Star) H H Wilson 7.9 N Campton
20 100-1 Faubourg Lad (b h 4y, Faubourg II - Miss Legato) J Kirkpatrick 7.5 N Shelton
21 100-1 Ariosto (NZ) (b g 5y, Chatswood II - Blue Tak) R C Manning 7.3 P Bakos
22 200-1 Precedent (b g 4y, Test Case - Olivia) A G Bentley 7.5 Gary Moore
23 66-1 Swift General (br g 5y, Agricola - Froth) Bart Cummings 8.9 R Selkrig
24 200-1 Red Prince (ch g 5y, Dawn Watch - Coromoon) W N Dunbier 7.3 P Cook
25 25-1 Prince Grant (b g 6y, Alcimedes - Chubin) Tommy Smith 8.12 D Lake
Fell 66-1 Wilton Park (b c 3y, Le Filou - Fluent) M F Anderson 7.6 R Quinton
 
Scratched: Pirate Bird. Won by: 8 lengths, 1-1/2 lengths. Time: 3:19.1. Track: fast.
Barriers: 24-8-10. Judge's numbers: 11-6-9.
Vic. TAB Divs: (on 50c) Win: Rain Lover $4.30. Place: Rain Lover $1.70, Fileur $3.40, Fans $2.55. Quinella: $57.90.