1977 Caulfield Cup

1977 CAULFIELD CUP
2400 metres (Saturday, October 15)
Group 1. Handicap. Of $125,000 and trophies of $10,000. First: $81,250 and trophies; Second: $25,000; Third: $12,500; Fourth: $6250.
1 9-1 MING DYNASTY (ch/gr g 4y, Planet Kingdom - Chow Mien) Tr: Bart Cummings 54kg Harry White
2 7-1 UNAWARE (b h 4y, Without Fear - Clipjoint) Tr: Colin Hayes 56.5kg John Stocker
3 14-1 SALAMANDER (b g 4y, Approval - Sister Eve) Tr: Tom Hughes Sr 55.5kg Midge Didham
Then followed:
4 5-1 eq fav Family Of Man (b h 4y, Lots Of Man - Colleen) George Hanlon 55.5 R Higgins
5 25-1 Gold And Black (br g 5y, In The Purple - Gem) Bart Cummings 57 J Duggan
6 10-1 Impeller (b g 5y, Hametus - Impulsive) Tommy Woodcock 48.5 P Trotter
7 33-1 How Now (b m 5y, In The Purple - Fair Diana) Colin Hayes 56.5 R Mallyon
8 66-1 Battle Heights (NZ) (br g 10y, Battle Waggon - Wuthering Heights) RodneyDouglas 57.5 R Lang
9 5-1 eq fav Sir Serene (br g 4y, Hermes - Sweet Talk) Tommy Smith 52 P Cook
10 50-1 Van Der Hum (NZ) (ch g 6y, Hermes Tip O'Dawn) L&R Robinson 57.5 R J Skelton
11 20-1 Vice Regal (NZ) (br h 4y, Bismark II - Kind Regards) R Lang 56 G Willetts
12 14-1 Shaitan (NZ) (br g 6y, Hermes - Taringama) G K & W Sanders 56 R Taylor
13 14-1 Lady Blintz (NZ) (b m 4y, Sugar Apple - Birella) R J Campbell 50 A Trevena
14 25-1 Tulla Honey (b/br m 4y, Sovereign Edition - Honey Child) Bart Cummings 50.5 J Letts
15 10-1 Royal Cadenza (NZ) (b g 5y, Bucaroon - Cadenza) E S Dromgool 56.5 B Thomson
16 66-1 Vacuum (ch g 4y, Agricola - Rather Nice) Bart Cummings 53.5 R Dawkins
17 40-1 Hyperno (b/br g 4y, Rangong - Mikarla) Geoff Murphy 52 B Andrews
18 15-1 Denise's Joy (b m 5y, Seventh Hussar - Fun For All) Tommy Smith 54.5 P Hyland
 
Scratched: Major Till, Inceptor. Won by: 1-1/4 lengths, short head. Time: 2:28.5. Track: fast.
Barriers: 7-8-10. Judgeís numbers: 12-6-10.
Vic TAB Divs (for 50c): Win: Ming Dynasty $3.90. Place: Ming Dynasty $1.30, Unaware $1.85, Salamander $3.15. Quinella: $25.10. Trifecta: $411.60.
Winnerís colours: Grey, red maltese cross, red cap.