1975 Melbourne Cup

1975 MELBOURNE CUP
3200 metres (Tuesday, November 4)
Handicap of $150,000 plus trophies valued at $5600.
First: $105,000 plus trophies.Second: $27,000. Third: $12,000. Fourth: $6000.
1 33-1 THINK BIG (b g 5y, Sobig - Sarcelle) Tr: Bart Cummings 58.5 kg Harry White
2 7-1 HOLIDAY WAGGON (ch h 4y, Battle Waggon - Dolly Gold) Tr: Bart Cummings 50kg John Duggan
3 125-1 MEDICI (NZ) (b g 7y, Bourbon Prince - Azuri) Tr: M D Hennah 46kg Malcolm Johnston
Then followed:
4 11-4 fav Suleiman (NZ) (br g 4y, Sucaryl - Gallant Flight) W C Winder 52.5 Pat Trotter
5 10-1 Captain Peri (NZ) (b g 7y, Della Porta - Donna Peri) J E T Wood 52 John Letts
6 100-1 Sindicato (NZ) (b g 5y, Minuit - Marcoette) R B Priscott 53 J Grylls
7 16-1 Turfcutter (NZ) (b g 6y, Oncidium - Entrancing Bell) R C Verner 52.5 D Peake
8 25-1 Dark Suit (b g 9y, Follow Suit - Fettercairn) Gary N Hanlon 51 Robert Heffernan
9 40-1 Four Leaf (NZ) (b h 5y, Sobig - Shamrock Queen) J Didham 51 Midge Didham
10 40-1 Chelsea Tower (NZ) (br h 6y, Stunning - Sasinaz) Eric Temperton 54 J Johnston
11 125-1 Calypso (gr g 6y, Trictrac - Cuban Fox) Tommy Smith 51 John Stocker
12 16-1 Guest Star (NZ) (b g 5y, Crest Of The Wave - Queen's Navy) I J Tucker 57 M Baker
13 80-1 Gay Master (gr g 7y, Kurdistan - Short Sentence) Tommy Hughes 53.5 A Cooper
14 11-2 Fury's Order (NZ) (ch h 5y, Indian Order - Our Fury) W McEwan 59.5 Brent Thomson
15 100-1 Comrade Caviar (b g 5y, Mariner - San La Salle) L J Irwin 47 A Matthews
16 20-1 Goodness Knows (b g 5y, Dies - Solar Bear mare) D M Bradfield 46.5 Steven Burridge
17 15-1 Taras Bulba (b g 4y, Oncidium - Entrancing Bell) George Hanlon 57 Gary Willetts
18 25-1 Contere (b h 5y, Convatore - Tu Tere) E G Boland 51 W Moore
19 50-1 Participator (br g 5y, Alcimedes - Marie's Daughter) Tommy Smith 55.5 Kevin Langby
20 10-1 Leica Lover (b g 5y, Latin Lover - Miss Valeica) Bart Cummings 57.5 Roy Higgins
 
Scratched: Storming, Latin Reign. Won by: 3/4 length, 3 lengths. Time: 3:29.6.Track slow
Barriers: 3-2-13. Judge's numbers: 2-19-22.
Vic. TAB Divs.: (on 50c) Win: Think Big $11.25. Place: Think Big $3.45, Holiday Waggon $1.15, Medici $10.85. Quinella: $50.05. Trio: $11,220.80.