1977 Melbourne Cup

1977 MELBOURNE CUP
3200 metres (Tuesday, November 1)
Handicap of $150,000 plus trophies valued at $6700.
First: $97,500 plus trophies.Second: $30,000. Third: $15,000. Fourth: $7500.
 
1 7-2 f av GOLD AND BLACK (br g 5y, In The Purple - Gem) Tr: Bart Cummings 57kg John Duggan
2 11-2 RECKLESS (b/br h 7y, Better Boy - Impulsive) Tr: Tom Woodcock 56.5kg Pat Trotter
3 66-1 HYPERNO (b/br g 4y, Rangong - Mikarla) Tr: Geoff Murphy 52kg Brian Andrews
Then followed:
4 25-1 Gold Pulse (ch g 5y, Oncidium - Bridesmaid) Tommy Smith 51.5 Malcolm Johnston
5 12-1 Unaware (b h 4y, Without Fear - Clipjoint) Colin Hayes 55.5 John Stocker
6 50-1 Massuk (ch g 4y, Sugar Apple - Golden Sabrina) Jim Houlahan 48 Alan Trevena
7 33-1 Valadero (ch g 5y, Agricola - Massina) Tommy Hughes 54 Midge Didham
8 20-1 Ming Dynasty (ch/gr g 4y, Planet Kingdom - Chow Mien) Bart Cummings 56 Harry White
9 30-1 Trochee (NZ) (ch g 6y, Masthead II - Viyella) L P McLean 51 W D Skelton
10 33-1 Van Der Hum (NZ) (ch g 6y, Hermes - Tip O'Dawn) L H Robinson 58 Bob Skelton
11 66-1 Royal Cadenza (b g 5y, Bucaroon - Cadenza) E S Drumgool 57 R Lang
12 7-1 Salamander (b g 4y, Approval - Sister Eve) Tommy Hughes 54.5 Roy Higgins
13 10-1 Major Till (ch h 4y, Atilla - Santa Liza) Colin Hayes 51 Mick Mallyon
14 20-1 Yashmak (b g 4y, Zamazaan - Glorytime) Mick Robins 51 John Letts
15 12-1 Brallos (b g 6y, Oncidium - Lady Sheila) P J Banham 52.5 M Baker
16 160-1 Wave King (ch g 8y, Crest Of The Wave - Queen's Romance) J H Hely 52 R McCarthy
17 25-1 Family Of Man (b h 4y, Lots Of Man - Colleen) George Hanlon 54.5 Brent Thomson
18 20-1 Happy Union (NZ) (b g 5y, Zamazaan - Here's Trouble) W D Winder 55.5 Pat Hyland
19 125-1 Grey Affair (gr g 6y, Lumley Road - Gaekwar'sTopic) J J Atkins 52 G Palmer
20 50-1 Vacuum (ch g 4y, Agricola - Rather Nice) Bart Cummings 53 Wayne Treloar
21 33-1 Shaitan (NZ) (br g 6y, Hermes - Taringama) W Sanders 55.5 R Taylor
22 14-1 Sir Serene (br g 4y, Hermes - Sweet Talk) Tommy Smith 53 Peter Cook
23 200-1 Beau's Demand (NZ) (b g 6y, Stipulate - Real Gay) R N McDonell 51 Robert Heffernan
24 200-1 Peteken (NZ) (b h 4y, Stunning - Regal Eulogy) W P Roche 52 Gary Willetts
 
All started. Won by: 1 length, 2-1/2 lengths. Time: 3:18.4. Track: fast.
Barriers: 14-16-3. Judge's numbers: 2-4-16.
Vic. TAB Divs.: (on 50c) Win: Gold And Black $3.05. Place: Gold And Black $1.15, Reckless 95c, Hyperno $14.10. Quinella: $4.75, Trio: $312.20.