1979 Caulfield Cup

1979 CAULFIELD CUP
2400 metres (Saturday, October 29)
Group 1. Handicap. Of $150,000 and trophies of $6750. First: $97,500 and trophies; Second: $30,000; Third: $15,000; Fourth: $7500.
1 10-1 MIGHTY KINGDOM (ch c 3y, Planet Kingdom - Madam Borough) Tr: Tommy Smith 47kg Malcolm Johnston
2 8-1 WARRI SYMBOL (b/br h 5y, Arctic Symbol - Golden Wattle) Tr: Jim Moloney 52.5kg Pat Hyland
3 10-1 SONSTONE (b/br m 4y, Folkstone - Lesson) Tr: Neville Begg 49kg Ron Quinton
Then followed:
4 8-1 Kingston Town (blk g 3y, Bletchingly - Ada Hunter) Tommy Smith 48 W Treloar
5 40-1 Earthquake McGoon (br h 4y, Diamond Joe - Die Laughing) Geoff Murphy 52 M Goreham
6 50-1 Bit Of A Skite (ch h 5y, Showoff II - Gold Vink) O M Lynch 51 R J Skelton
7 20-1 Salamander b g 6y, Approval - Sister Eve) Tom Hughes Sr 57.5 M Broadfoot
8 25-1 Fathers Day (br h 5y, Nicopolis - Debra Lea) B A Dowie 50.5 B Clements
9 16-1 Arbre Chene (NZ) (b g 5y, Oakville - Marija Jean) P K Cathro 58.5 A Trevena
10 25-1 Happy Union (NZ) (b g 7y, Zamazaan - Here's Trouble) W C Winder & S A Mackinnon 56.5 P D Johnson
11 16-1 Kankama (NZ) (b h 4y, Skyhawk II - Poppa's Gold) M T Sullivan 54.5 J Stocker
12 33-1 Our Big Gamble (NZ) (b g 6y, Sobig - Gay Amber) H W Matthews 54 T Autridge
13 16-1 Karaman (NZ) (gr h 4y, Karayar - Gay Theme) Brian Ralph 54 P Trotter
14 10-1 Pigalle (NZ) (b m 4y, Rangong - Fair To All) Geoff Murphy 48.5 D Short
15 66-1 Ming Dynasty (ch/gr g 6y, Planet Kingdom - Chow Mien) Bart Cummings 59 B Thomson
16 16-1 Red Nose (NZ) (b g 4y, Reindeer - Pin) T Green 52 E Didham
17 5-1 fav Double Century (br h 4y, Century - Hello Love) R N McDonnell 57 R Higgins
18 9-1 Valley Of Georgia (br m 4y, Century - Sudi) J P Courtney 51 H White
 
Scratched: Scomeld, Iko. Won by: 1-1/2 lengths, 1 length. Time: 2:29.9. Track: good.
Barriers: 12-2-1. Judgeís numbers: 18-9-15.
Vic TAB Divs (for 50c): Win: Mighty Kingdom $5.90. Place: Mighty Kingdom $2.20, Warri Symbol $1.95, Sonstone $2.35. Quinella: $33.20. Trifecta: $1152.10.
Winnerís colours: Dark blue and green stripes, dark blue cap.