1974 Melbourne Cup

1974 MELBOURNE CUP
3200 metres (Tuesday, November 5)
Handicap of $150,000 plus trophies valued at $3600.
First: $105,000 plus trophies; Second: $27,000. Third: $12,000. Fourth: $6000.
1 12-1 THINK BIG (b g 4y, Sobig - Sarcelle) Tr: Bart Cummings 53 kg Harry White
2 7-2 fav LEILANI (br m 4y, Oncidium - Lei) Tr: Bart Cummings 55.5kg Peter Cook
3 14-1 CAPTAIN PERI (NZ) (b g 6y, Della Porta - Donna Peri) Tr: J E T Wood 52kg M Baker
Then followed:
4 20-1 Lord Metric (ch h 4y, Perian Garden - Blue Sprite) M E Ritchie 53 N Harris
5 50-1 Piping Lane (b g 8y, Lanesborough - Londonderry Air) R W Trinder 53 John Stocker
6 7-1 Turfcutter (NZ) (b g 5y, Oncidium - Entrancing Bell) R C Verner 53 D Peake
7 11-2 Battle Heights (NZ) (br g 7y, Battle Waggon - Wuthering Heights) R Douglas 61 Gary Willetts
8 33-1 Igloo (NZ) (ch g 7y, Arctic Explorer - Silver Rod) Tommy Smith 57.5 N Voigt
9 14-1 Bellota (NZ) (ch m 4y, Oakville - Radiant Ann) R Campbell 51 S Aitken
10 20-1 Grand Scale (b g 6y, Gigantic - Te Poi) Maurie Willmott 53 Pat Trotter
11 8-1 Herminia (b/br m 4y, Hermes - Clochemerle) Des Judd 50 Brian Gilders
12 20-1 Taras Bulba (b g 3y, Oncidium - Entrancing Bell) George Hanlon 47 Lyle Harbridge
13 80-1 Corroboree (br g 5y, Sobig - Chat's Own) Theo Howe 55.5 R McCarthy
14 40-1 Passetreul (b h 6y, Ruantallan - Lekas) Tommy Smith 56.5 Kevin Langby
15 200-1 Top Order (ch c 3y, Indian Order - Te Rina) Tommy Hughes 43.5 Malcolm Johnston
16 15-1 Gala Supreme (br g 5y, Gala Crest - Smoke Fairy) Ray Hutchins 57.5 Frank Reys
17 40-1 Pilfer (NZ) (b g 6y, Le Filou - Hathaway) Colin Hayes 53 John Miller
18 50-1 Gay Master (gr g 6y, Kurdistan - Short Sentence) Tommy Hughes 51 Midge Didham
19 160-1 Our Pocket (br m 4y, Pocket Mate - Aptly) B J Boyle 49.5 John Letts
20 250-1 Sequester (ch m 4y, Princelone - Ultra) R Winks 48 Ray Setches
21 33-1 Big Angel (br g 5y, Angeluccio - Flounce) E W Laing 52 Pat Hyland
22 200-1 High Sail (NZ) (br h 4y, Masthead - Taringa) Tommy Hughes 53 A Cooper
 
Scratched: Quick Answer, Stop The Music. Won by: 1 length, 1 length. Time: 3:23.2.Track: good.
Barriers: 16-11-17. Judge's numbers: 12-6-15.
Vic. TAB Divs.: (on 50c) Win: Think Big $7.80. Place: Think Big $2.40, Leilani $1.45, Captain Peri $2.70. Quinella: $17.00. Trio: $278.30.