1976 Caulfield Cup

1976 CAULFIELD CUP
2400 metres (Saturday, October 16)
Group 1. Handicap. Of $125,000 and trophy of $4500.
First: $84,350 and trophy; Second: $21,690; Third: $9640; Fourth: $4820.
1 3-1 fav HOW NOW (b m 4y, In The Purple - Fair Diana) Tr: Colin Hayes 52kg John Stocker
2 12-1 BATTLE HEIGHTS (NZ) (br g 9y, Battle Waggon - Wuthering Heights) Tr: Rodney Douglas 58kg Larry Olsen
3 5-1 VAN DER HUM (NZ) (ch g 5y, Hermes - Tip O'Dawn) Tr: L H Robinson 54kg Brent Thomson
Then followed:
4 12-1 Mer 'Cler (NZ) (b m 4y, Crest Of The Wave - Chantecler) C Balfour 52 H White
5 14-1 Gold And Black (br g 4y, In The Purple - Gem) Bart Cummings 50.5 J Duggan
6 9-1 Happy Union (NZ) (b g 4y, Zamazaan - Here's Trouble) W C Winder 56 G Willetts
7 80-1 Ngawyni (b h 4y, Zvornik - Lamperine) Bart Cummings 54.5 R Mallyon
8 66-1 Galena Boy (b h 4y, Boysie Boy - Raw Metal) John Hawkes 55.5 P Hyland
9 66-1 My Royal Dell (NZ) (b g 6y, Royal Ridge - Mordello) B T Jones 53 M Baker
10 8-1 Sulieman (NZ) (br g 5y, Sucaryl - Gallant Flight) W C Winder 56.5 R J Skelton
11 10-1 Denise's Joy (b m 4y, Seventh Hussar - Fun For All) Tommy Smith 53.5 R Higgins
12 66-1 My Good Man (NZ) (ch g 5y, Zamazaan - Love In Bloom) R C Verner 53 B Andrews
13 15-1 Visit (b m 4y, Agricola - Loyalty) Tommy Smith 49 W Treloar
14 66-1 Shiftmar (ch h 5y, Shifnal - Dogma) Andy White 54.5 P Jarman
15 40-1 Mansingh (br h 5y, Wilkes - Starquita) Tommy Smith 54.5 A Trevena
16 16-1 Kiwi Can (NZ) (b g 8y, Hasty Cloud - Naughty Desire) F R Beguely 57 R Lang
17 33-1 Wave King (NZ) (ch g 7y, Crest Of The Wave - Queen's Romance) Jim Hely 55.5 J Letts
18 33-1 La Neige (ch m 4y, Better Boy - Snowtop) Bart Cummings 51 E Didham
 
Scratched: Think Big, Better Draw. Won by: 1 length, 1/2 length. Time: 2:36.7. Track: heavy.
Barriers: 16-2-14. Judgeís numbers: 14-2-11.
Vic TAB Divs (for 50c): Win: How Now $2.40. Place: How Now $1.05, Battle Heights $2.15, Van Der Hum $1.05. Quinella: $20.65.
Winnerís colours: Orange, white sleeves and cap.