1976 Melbourne Cup

1976 MELBOURNE CUP
3200 metres (Tuesday, November 2)
Handicap of $150,000 plus trophies valued at $5600.
First
: $105,000 plus trophies; Second: $27,000. Third: $12,000. Fourth: $6000.
1 9-2 fav VAN DER HUM (NZ) (ch g 5y, Hermes - Tip O'Dawn) Tr: L H Robinson 54.5kg Bob Skelton
2 5-1 GOLD AND BLACK (br g 4y, In The Purple - Gem) Tr: Bart Cummings 50kg John Duggan
3 9-1 KYTHERA (NZ) (br m 6y, Hermes - Princess Mede) Tr: W McEwan 51kg Brent Thomson
Then followed:
4 40-1 Reckless (b/br h 6y, Better Boy - Impulsive) Tommy Woodcock 46.5 Peter Clarke
5 30-1 Happy Union (NZ) (b g 4y, Zamazan - Here's Trouble) W C Winder 56 Gary Willetts
6 33-1 Taras Regent (br g 4y, Kazakstaan - Entrancing Belle) Tommy Smith 49 Ron Quinton
7 33-1 Summer Hay (b h 4y, Kazakstaan - Summer Queen) Colin Hayes 49.5 John Stocker
8 33-1 Mer 'Cler (NZ) (b m 4y, Crest Of The Wave - Chantecler) C A Balfour 52.5 G Edge
9 25-1 Demerara (b h 5y, Sucaryl - Mary Mead) Gary Lee 50 Wayne Treloar
10 15-1 Perhaps (NZ) (b m 5y, Stunning - Perfect Image) C M Jillings 54 Brian Andrews
11 7-1 Battle Heights (br g 9y, Battle Waggon - Wuthering Heights) R Douglas 58 Larry Olsen
12 66-1 Galena Boy (b h 4y, Boysie Boy - Raw Metal) John Hawkes 55 Pat Hyland
13 8-1 Grand Scale (NZ) (br g 8y, Gigantic - Te Poi) Maurie Willmott 52.5 John Letts
14 50-1 Captain Peri (b g 8y, Della Porta - Donna Peri) J E T Wood 51 M Baker
15 33-1 My Royal Dell (NZ) (b g 6y, Royal Ridge - Mordello) B T Jones 53.5 Midge Didham
16 33-1 Participator (br g 6y, Alcimedes - Marie's Daughter) Tommy Smith 54 Roy Higgins
17 125-1 Current Issue (br g 4y, Stunning - Happy Return) Jack Poletti 51 A Matthews
18 100-1 Fair Warning (NZ) (ch g 7y, Monitor - Glamour Fair) J F O'Reilly 50 R Durey
19 20-1 Sulieman (NZ) (br g 5y, Sucaryl - Gallant Flight) W C Winder 56.5 Pat Trotter
20 250-1 Kelmont (b g 5y, Rio - Top Affair) K F Ruff 47.5 Steven Burridge
21 15-1 Taminga (b g 4y, Ruantallan - Saranie) Ted Broadhurst 48 Brian Gilders
22 66-1 Clear Day (ch g 5y, Zamazaan - Equinoctial Gale) xxx 49 Malcolm Johnston
23 50-1 Joueur (b g 5y, Trictrac - Houston) H G Heagney 51 L Hill
 
Scratched: Shaitan. Won by: 2 lengths, 1/2 length. Time: 3:34.1. Track: heavy.
Barriers: 23-8-3. Judge's numbers: 6-18-15.
Vic. TAB Divs.: (on 50c) Win: Van Der Hum $2.80. Place: Van Der Hum $1.15, Gold And Black $1.60, Kythera $1.75. Quinella: $10.80. Trio: $58.20.