1978 Caulfield Cup

1978 CAULFIELD CUP

 

2400 metres (Saturday, October 21)
Group 1. Handicap. Of $150,000 and trophies of $6000.
First: $97,500 and trophies; Second: $30,000; Third: $15,000; Fourth: $7500.
1 14-1 TAKSAN (NZ) (gr g 5y, Kazakstaan - Queen's Court) Tr: Tommy Smith 52kg John Duggan
2 9-2 ARWON (b/br g 5y, Aritzo - Fair Flash) Tr: George Hanlon. 48kg Ron Quinton
3 200-1 FATHER'S DAY (b/br h 4y, Nicopolis - Debra Lea) Tr: B A Dowie. 48.5kg Garry Murphy
Then followed:
4 33-1 Inceptor (br h 6y, Oncidium - Chantel) Colin Hayes 54 J Murray
5 16-1 Ming Dynasty (ch/gr g 5y, Planet Kingdom - Chow Mien) Bart Cummings 61 R Higgins
6 16-1 Crepellox (NZ) (ch r 5y, John Knox - Maid of Baden) J W McGreal 52.5 H White
7 8-1 Lloyd Boy (ch g 4y, Tomatin - Blonde Beauty) Bart Cummings 53 E Didham
8 25-1 Lavache (Ire.) (ch h 6y, Levmoss - Toast Record) Bart Cummings 54 D Peake
9 16-1 Stormy Rex (br g 4y, Storm Ruler - Chellissa) Bart Cummings 56.5 A Trevena
10 40-1 Belmura Lad (b g 4y, Belmura - Fairaleana) Bart Cummings 53.5 P Trotter
11 66-1 March To Glory (b g 3y, Oncidium - Millbrae) Tommy Smith 45.5 M Broadfoot
12 25-1 Marceau (b h 4y, Kaoru Star - Humour) Tommy Smith 53.5 W Treloar
13 9-4 fav So Called (NZ) (b h 4y, Sobig - Calling) Colin Hayes 55.5 B Thomson
14 20-1 Big Skipper (b h 4y, Mellay - Kindle) A E & L G Didham 51 J Stocker
15 100-1 Lady Athenaia (NZ) (br m 4y, Hermes - Meleina) Tommy Smith 52 M Goreham
16 40-1 Vice Regal (NZ) (br h 5y, Bismarck II - King Regards) J W Campin 56 R Lang
17 13-2 Lefroy (NZ) (ch h 4y, Decies - Beaute De L'Or) Geoff Murphy 55.5 P Hyland
18 200-1 San Raphael (b g 6y, Hermes - Court Duchess) Colin Hayes 52.5 R Mallyon
 
Scratched: Over The Ocean, Mainspring. Won by: short 1/2 head, 3-1/2 lengths. Time: 2:27.5. Track: good.
#Protest second against first was dismieed.
Barriers: 14-18-10. Judgeís numbers: 14-17-19.
NOTE: Brian Andrews was scheduled to ride Lefroy but was injured when riding Record Breaker in the second race, the Merson Cooper Stakes.
Vic TAB Divs (for 50c): Win: Taksan $9.30. Place: Taksan $2.55, Arwon $1.25, Father's Day $10.25. Quinella: $28.85. Trifecta: $6970.40.
Winnerís colours: White, purple circles, gold cap.