1985 Melbourne Cup

1985 FOSTER'S MELBOURNE CUP
3200 metres (Tuesday, November 5)
Handicap of $1,000,000 plus trophies valued at $25,000.
First: $650,000 plus trophies.Second:$200,000. Third: $100,000. Fourth: $50,000.
1 15-1 WHAT A NUISANCE (NZ) (b g 7y, St. Puckle (GB) - Fashion Belle (NZ) Tr: John Meagher 52.5kg Pat Hyland
2 10-1 KOIRO CORRIE MAY (NZ) (rn/gr m 6y, Sir Tristram (Ire.) - Corrie Maree (NZ) Tr: D O'Sullivan 51.5kg Lance O'Sullivan
3 33-1 TRIPSACUM (ch h 4y, St. Briavels (Ire.) - Paspalum) Tr: J P Gaffney 49kg Robert Heffernan
Then followed:
4 33-1 Fil De Roi (NZ) (b g 5y, Roi Lear (Fr.) - Blue Springs (NZ) I A Macdonald 51 R Quinton
5 40-1 Butternut (NZ) (ch m 4y, Palatable (USA) - Fair Orbit (NZ) Doug Baertschiger 48 M Riley
6 20-1 Our Boyfriend (b g 7y, Roi Lear - Country Flapper) M Todd 52 M Barnsley
7 16-1 Imaprince (NZ) (ch h 5y, Heir Apparent II (Fr.) - Peka Princess (NZ) B Preston 55 B Thomson
8 9-1 Tristarc (NZ) (b m 4y, Sir Tristram (Ire.) - Renarc (NZ) R S McDonald 52.5 W Treloar
9 14-1 Black Knight (b/br g 6y, Silver Knight (NZ) - Brenta) George Hanlon 54 P Cook
10 9-2 fav Our Sophia (NZ) (b m 4y, Noble Bijou (USA) - Mellition (NZ) George Hanlon 50.5 H White
11 8-1 Kiwi (NZ) (ch g 8y, Blarney Kiss (USA) - Malrayvis (NZ) E S "Snowy" Lupton 54.5 N Harris
12 66-1 Dusky Legend (NZ) (br h 4y, March Legend (NZ) - Dusky Lin (Ire) S A Mackinnon 51 P Alderman
13 66-1 Duanette's Girl (NZ) (b m 5y, Balmerino (NZ) - Sacaya (NZ) J A Gibbs 52 D Peake
14 8-1 Mapperley Heights (NZ) (br m 5y, Sir Tristram (Ire.) - Claudine (NZ) Colin Hayes 53.5 D Gauci
15 40-1 Silver Award (gr g 4y, Royal Rocket (GB) - Hollywood Queen) R W Guy 52.5 L Dittman
16 100-1 Sir Zephyr (NZ) (br h 4y, Zamazaan (Fr.) - Zephyr's Pride (NZ) B J Smith 52 J Duggan
17 80-1 Hayai (NZ) (br h 6y, Skyhawk II (GB) - Poppa's Girl) J Lee 56 J Letts
18 16-1 Late Show (ch g 5y, Purple Patch (NZ) - Follie's Bergere (NZ) B Mayfield-Smith 54.5 J A Cassidy
19 25-1 Lacka Reason (NZ) (br g 5y, Sound Reason (Can.) - Alack (GB) M K Bull 53.5 G Willetts
20 66-1 Under Oath (NZ) (b/br g 4y, Long Row (GB) - Monaline (NZ) Colin Hayes 49.5 M Clarke
21 100-1 Spritely Native (b/br h 4y, Yallah Native (USA) - Spritely Arietta) M G Lees 52.5 W Harris
22 20-1 Rising Prince (ch g 5y, Round Top (USA) - Bonlene) Deidre Stein 56.5 K Langby
23 20-1 Foxseal (NZ) (br g 6y, Imperial Seal (GB) - Foxton (NZ) Rick Hore-Lacy 53 P D Johnson
 
Scratched: Irish Lord. Won by: short head, 3/4 length. Time: 3:23.0. Track: slow.
Barriers: 17-15-14. Judge's numbers: 13-18-23.
Vic. TAB Divs.: (on 50c) Win: What A Nuisance $8.95. Place: What A Nuisance $2.65, Koiro Corrie May $1.65, Tripsacum $7.60. Quinella: $53.00. Trifecta: $5475.10.