1981 Melbourne Cup

1981 MELBOURNE CUP
3200 metres (Tuesday, November 3)
Handicap of $300,000 and Trophies valued at $10,000.
First: $195,000 and trophies; Second: $60,000; Third: $30,000; Fourth: $15,000.
1 15-1 JUST A DASH (b g 4y, Whiskey Road - Native Lass) Tr: Tommy Smith 53.5kg. Peter Cook
2 25-1 EL LAURENA (br g 5y, El Gordo - Laurena) Tr: G F Burns 52kg. G Killen
3 20-1 FLASHING LIGHT (b g 4y, Buoy - Gay M'selle) Tr: Tommy Hughes 49kg. Midge Cooper
Then followed:
4 20-1 Our Paddy Boy (NZ) (b h 4y, Blarney Kiss - Grecian Jade) Colin Hayes 57 B Thomson
5 50-1 Arwon (NZ) (b/br g 8y, Aritzo - Fair Flash) George Hanlon 54 B Clements
6 8-1 Hyperno (br/blk g 8y, Rangong - Mikarla) Bart Cummings 58 L Olsen
7 12-1 Belmura Lad (NZ) (b g 7y, Belmura - Fairaleana) Bart Cummings 55 E Didham
8 4-1 fav No Peer (NZ) (ch g 4y, Alcimedes - Pouliche) Bart Cummings 51 H White
9 25-1 Mr. Cromwell (NZ) (b h 4y, Zamazan - Teaser) J J Atkins 53 M Pelling
10 6-1 Koiro Trelay (NZ) (gr h 6y, Trelay - Corrieann) Eric Temperton 54.5 P Smith
11 160-1 Sepol (gr/br g 4y, Straight As A Die - Dolly Marie) Tony Lopes 49.5 N Barrett
12 200-1 Diatric (br g 5y, Diamond Joe - Metric System) Tommy Harrison 47 G Doughty
13 20-1 Magistrate (NZ) (b g 10y, Stipulate - Our Jan) I H Steffert 49.5 R J Skelton
14 10-1 Deck The Halls (gr m 4y, Father Christmas - Royal Russet) R J McGuinness 51 L Dittman
15 15-1 Anzaas (NZ) (b/br g 6y, Azemann - Atlantico) I D Hay 50.5 M Baker
16 140-1 Red Gun (ch h 4y, Gunsynd - Rouge Amour) Angus Armanasco 49.5 M Riley
17 250-1 Favoloso (b g 8y, Reindeer - Jinks) J Poletti 47 D Short
18 16-1 Bright Halo (NZ) (b h 4y, Zamazaan - Chantal) Theo Green 51 R Quinton
19 100-1 Lord Warden (NZ) (b/br h 4y, Avon Valley - Cinque) H H Riley 50 G Willetts
20 13-2 Kingston Town (blk g 5y, Bletchingly - Ada Hunter (Ger.) Tommy Smith 60.5 M Johnston
21 80-1 Pelican Point (ch g 7y, Mariner - Queen's Violet) H R Wedhlow 50 J Letts
22 500-1 Cocked Hat (b h 5y, Frascati - Star Spangled Girl) K M Kearney 48 P Riley
 
All started. Won by: 2-1/4 lengths, 1-1/4 lengths.Time: 3:21.2. Track: fast.
Barriers: 9-20-6. Judge's numbers: 7-9-19.
Vic. TAB Divs.: (on 50c) Win: Just A Dash $9.35. Place: Just A Dash $2.95, El Laurena $5.80, Flashing Light $2.60. Quinella: $161.60. Trifecta: $16,642.60.