1969 Melbourne Cup

1969 MELBOURNE CUP
Two miles (Tuesday, November 4)
Handicap of $75,000 and Trophy valued at $2000.
First: $51,100 plus trophy;Second: $14,600; Third: $7300; Fourth: $2000.
1 8-1 RAIN LOVER (b h 5y, Latin Lover - Rain Spot) Tr: Mick Robins 9.7 Jim Johnston
2 8-1 ALSOP (bBr g 4y, Lysander II - Truene) Tr: D J Mack 7.7 Ray Setches
3 9-1 BEN LOMOND (NZ) (br h 5y, Test Case - Jennifer Joy) Tr: J W Winder 9.3 R Lang
Then followed:
4 10-1 Lochcourt (NZ) (b m 5y, Final Court - Delloch) V P Bernard 8.0 W A Smith
5 25-1 Swift General (br g 6y, Agricola - Froth) Bart Cummings 7.12 G Gath
6 66-1 Stay Fresh (b/br g 6y, Better Boy - Silver Crown) Ray Lawson 7.13 P Gumbleton
7 2-1 fav Tails (ch h 4y, Dalray - Dolled Up) P J Murray 8.8 Mick Mallyon
8 12-1 Double Steel (br m 4y, Gustave Dore - Niboine) C A Wilson 8.0 Brian Gilders
9 11-2 Fileur (br g 5y, Le Filou - Dulcie) Colin Hayes 9.1 John Stocker
10 100-1 Ribottobir (NZ) (b g 4y, Ribotlight - Paulette) Colin Hayes 7.4 Terry Finger
11 8-1 Gnapur (b g 5y, Faubourg II - Indian Summer) George Hanlon 8.5 John Miller
12 25-1 Cyrano (br g 4y, Better Boy - Shaft) W J Murrell 7.6 N Shelton
13 16-1 General Command (b g 5y, Agricola - Sunbride) Bart Cummings 9.7 C Gwillian
14 33-1 Sir Kinsman (blk g 5y, Alcimedes - Collynie) Colin Hayes 8.5 R Cox
15 25-1 Astound (b g 5y, Fox Myth - Land Queen) Ian Saunders 8.0 Pat Hyland
16 200-1 Wyscan (ch m 6y, Reinsman - Courtlace) R L Lister 7.0 Peter Bakos
17 100-1 Debhel Boy (br g 7y, Better Boy - Elmarsh) Brian Courtney 8.1 Rodney Dawkins
18 66-1 Terminal (ch h 4y, Power House - Hellow) D H Sinclair 8.2 J Maddox
19 100-1 Padtheway (b g 6y, Saranover - Dhotrium mare) J Smith 7.12 Michael Moore
20 50-1 The Sharper (b g 4y, Le Filou - Lady O'Mars) Bart Cummings 7.13 Mick Goreham
21 100-1 Galleon King (b g 6y, Golden Galleon - King's Desire) E G Boland 7.1 F Marsland
22 6-1 Nausori (NZ) (b g 5y, Golden Plume - La Valle) A Ward 8.8 Des Lake
23 12-1 Hamua (NZ) (br g 5y, Stunning - Carolyn's Pride) S A Brown 8.1 W D Skelton
 
Scratched: Big Philou was scratched 39 minutes before the start of the race by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice.
Won by: Head, 2 lengths. Time: 3:21.5. Track: good.
Barriers: 5-1-21. Judge's numbers: 2-21-3.
Vic. TAB Divs: (on 50c) Win: Rain Lover $5.00. Place: Rain Lover $1.65, Alsop $2.10, Ben Lomond $2.35. Quinella: $57.75.