1972 Melbourne Cup

1972 MELBOURNE CUP
3200 metres (Tuesday, November 7)
Handicap of $100,000 plus trophy valued at $3000.
First: $67,900 plus trophies.Second: $19,400. Third: $9700. Fourth: $3000.
1 40-1 PIPING LANE (br g 6y, Lanesborough - Londonderry Air) Tr: George Hanlon 48kg John Letts
2 7-2 fav MAGNIFIQUE (NZ) (br m 4y, Alcimedes - Rosebelle) Tr: Eric Temperton 52.5kg R B Marsh
3 4-1 GUNSYND (gr h 5y, Sunset Hue - Woodie Wonder) Tr: Tommy Smith 60.5kg Roy Higgins
Then followed:
4 20-1 Double Irish (b h 5y, Better Boy - Blarney Lass) W C Warke 52 Paul Jarman
5 5-1 Stormy Seas (NZ) (ch h 5y, Whistling Willie - Discordant) S A Brown 53.5 Peter Cook
6 15-1 Dark Suit (b g 6y, Follow Suit - Fettercairn) George Hanlon 51.5 John Duggan
7 50-1 Hay Burner (NZ) (b g 7y, Jekyll - United Princess) J J Cowan 48.5 Neville Voigt
8 8-1 Ansin (NZ) (br g 7y, Cracksman - Fredrika) J W Winder 51.5 G Edge
9 25-1 Battleground (ch g 5y, Natural Bid - Rosaharn) Geoff Murphy 52.5 Brian Gilders
10 6-1 Altai Khan (ch h 4y, Atilla - Mountain Rose) Tommy Hughes 51.5 Mick Mallyon
11 250-1 Duglig (b g 4y, Sobig - Sarcelle) Jack Poletti 46 B Wood
12 16-1 Baghdad Note (NZ) (gr g 7y, Kurdistan - Fair Note) R Heasley 58 Midge Didham
13 250-1 Tea Break (b g 5y, Adamaster - Tea Belle) A J Lywell 49.5 Ray Setches
14 80-1 Haarle (ch h 4y, Niksar - Mary Major) George Hanlon 48.5 Stan Aitken
15. 16-1 Scotch And Dry (br g 6y, Double Bore - Murlangus) Noel Kelly 53 Terry Finger
16. 500-1 Gala Red (ch c 3y, Gala Crest - Bon Treasure) B M Ryan 42.5 Wayne Winks
17. 200-1 Tipping Time (br g 5y, Glorious Kingdom - Hydro Maid) George Hanlon 46 B McAuliffe
18. 200-1 Glen Lang (br g 6y, Lanesborough - Blue Neon) W Bullen 48 Geoff Lambie
19. 66-1 Pole Star (NZ) (gr g 6y, Kurdistan - Eastern Light) J W Winder 51 Bob Skelton
20. 330-1 Saboli (br g 10y, Sabaean - Napoli) K F Scanlon 45.5 R B Martin
21. 40-1 Grand Scale (NZ) (blk g 4y, Gigantic - Te Poi) Maurie Willmott 46.5 R Durey
22. 200-1 Fair Share (NZ) (ch h 5y, Fair's Fair - Bonnie Heather) R E Fell 48.5 Gary Willetts
 
Scratched: Stop The Show, Sobar. Won by: 1-1/4 lengths, long neck. Time:3:19.3. Track: fast.
Barriers: 11-16-10. Judge's numbers: 16-6-1.
Vic. TAB Divs: (on 50c) Win: Piping Lane $34.95. Place: Piping Lane $7.75, Magnifique $1.10, Gunsynd $1.20. Quinella: $88.85.