1971 Melbourne Cup

1971 MELBOURNE CUP
Two miles (Tuesday, November 2)
Handicap of $100,000 and Gold Cup valued at $2000.
First: $67,900 and Gold Cup; Second: $19,400; Third: $9700. Fourth: $3000.
1 10-1 SILVER KNIGHT (NZ) (gr h 4y, Alcimedes - Cuban Fox) Tr: Eric Temperton 8.9 R B Marsh
2 12-1 IGLOO (NZ) (ch g 4y, Arctic Explorer - Silver Rod) Tr: A E Didham 8.3 Midge Didham
3 15-1 TAILS (ch h 6y, Dalray - Dolled Up) Tr: P J Murray 9.0 G Howard
Then followed:
4 6-1 Skint Dip (NZ) (b g 5y, Le Filou - Glorytime) W C Winder 8.1 R Higgins
5 12-1 Arctic Symbol (b h 6y, Arctic Explorer - Star Symbol) Jim Moloney 8.9 A McLean
6 66-1 Fair Sample (b g 5y, Macquario - Sampler) Theo Howe 7.9 F Reys
7 100-1 Royal Shah (ch g 5y, Proper Pride - Persian Doll) Tommy Smith 8.5 D Lake
8 10-1 Big Filou (b/br g 6y, Le Filou - Pink Lady) Charlie Waymouth 8.1 N Waymouth
9 7-4 fav Gay Icarus (b g 4y, Icarus - Gay Mamselle) Cyril Beechley 9.7 R Mallyon
10 25-1 Pilgarlic (ch g 4y, Better Boy - Sojourner) Bart Cummings 8.2 A Trevena
11 140-1 Genty's Pride (b/br m 6y, The Strolling Vagabond - Dundina) F G Hood 7.7 N Voigt
12 100-1 Sandsequin (ch g 5y, Sandastre - Lady Sequin) D A Walker 7.3 R Martin
13 66-1 Sweet Bippy (b m 4y, Ruantallan - Te Tiroa) Colin Hayes 7.4 A Cooper
14 20-1 Gnapur (b g 7y, Faubourg II - Indian Summer) George Hanlon 8.0 H White
15 10-1 Not Again (NZ) (b g 5y, Gigantic - Fair Ticket) M E Ritchie 8.5 L Hill
16 100-1 Cool Alibi (b g 4y, Alcimedes - Akenehi) E C Stanton 7.4 K Banks
17 50-1 Vansittart (br g 6y, Better Boy - Peachwood) Des Judd 8.4 B Gilders
18 66-1 Trader (br g 4y, Idomeneo - Set Fair) Geoff Murphy 7.1 S Aitken
19 50-1 Tavel (b g 5y, Alcimedes - Kadelka) Bart Cummings 8.1 L Burgess
20 200-1 Lincoln's Inn (NZ) (b g 4y, Test Case - Hush Money) George Hanlon 7.9 W A Smith
LR 16-1 Spectre (NZ) (ch g 6y, Arragon - Proof Spirit) Theo Howe 8.3 R Setches
 
Scratched: Tomray, Gallic Temple, Oriental Nip. Won by: 1-1/4 lengths, 1-1/2 lengths. Time: 3:19.5. Track: fast.
Barriers: 15-18-21. Judge's numbers: 8-12-2.
Vic. TAB Divs: (on 50c) Win: Silver Knight $8.05. Place: Silver Knight $2.40, Igloo $1.60, Tails $4.00. Quinella: $46.70.