1988 Melbourne Cup

1988 FOSTER'S MELBOURNE CUP
3200 metres (Tuesday, November 1)
Handicap of $1,650,000 plus trophies valued at $35,000.
First: $1,072,500 plus Gold Cup; Second:$330,000. Third: $165,000. Fourth: $82,500.
1 5-1 eq fav EMPIRE ROSE (NZ) (cCh m 6y, Sir Tristram (Ire.) - Summer Fleur (NZ) Tr: Laurie Laxon 53.5kg T K Allan
2 5-1 eq fav NATSKI (Ire.) (b h 5y, Ela-Mana-Mou (Ire.) - Sweet Rhapsody (USA) Tr: Jack Denham 55kg Mick Dittman
3 50-1 NA BOTTO (NZ) (b h 4y, Diagramatic (USA) - Battle Morn (NZ) Tr: R. Otto 51kg P D Johnson
Then followed:
4 16-1 Apollo Run (NZ) (ch g 4y, Gay Apollo (GB) - Veronica Starlett (GB) Colin Alderson 50 A Matthews
5 50-1 Round The World (NZ) (b m 5y, Sea Anchor (Ire.) - La Mascarade (NZ) Bart Cummings 53.5 J Marshall
6 16-1 Banderol (NZ) (b g 7y, Jubilee Wine (USA) - Regal Band (NZ) D O'Sullivan 55.5 L O'Sullivan
7 14-1 Ideal Centreman (NZ) (gr g 5y, Three Legs (GB) - Sequiter (NZ) C Balfour 51.5 M Clarke
8 40-1 Mr. Bunnythorpe (NZ) (b h 4y, Zamazaan (Fr.) - S'leon Dee (NZ) M Griffin 51 B E Griffin
9 50-1 Full At Last (br/blk h 4y, Full On Aces - Life At Last (Ire.) John Sadler 52 G Murphy
10 12-1 Kensei (NZ) (ch g 6y, Blarney Kiss (USA) - Kitty's Dream (NZ) L Bridge 56 L Olsen
11 20-1 Our Classic Bay (NZ) (b g 7y, Rebec (GB) - Loveland (NZ) M Andrews 54.5 D M Walsh
12 25-1 Tawrrific (NZ) (b h 4y, Tawfiq (USA) - Joyarty (NZ) Lee Freedman 50.5 S D Marshall
13 10-1 Shantaroun (USA) (b h 5y, Green Dancer (USA) - Shannfara (Fr.) J Meagher 55 Greg Hall
14 20-1 Copatonic (b/br g 5y, Ontonic (NZ) - Copscilla (NZ) Paul Perry 50.5 G Willetts
15 250-1 Secret Seal (NZ) (ch g 6y, Imperial Seal (GB) - Gliteren (NZ) G Shinn 54.5 N Williams
16 14-1 Congressman (ch h 5y, Ksar (GB) - Approvetor) George Hanlon 53 D Gauci
17 16-1 It's Candide (NZ) (b m 4y, Sound Reason (Can.) - Country Flower (NZ) G Haigh 51.5 R N Elliott
18 40-1 Algonquin Club (b g 6y, Shining Finish (GB) - Art Nouveau) B Lockwood 52.5 R S Dye
19 12-1 Authaal (USA) (b h 6y, Shergar (Ire.) - Galletto (USA) Colin Hayes 57 B Thomson
20 40-1 Lord Hybrow (NZ) (br g 7y, Trictrac (Fr.) - Micheline (NZ) N McBurney 55.5 K Moses
21 30-1 Balciano (NZ) (b/br h 5y, Balmerino (NZ) - Deciana (NZ) Neville Voigt 54.5 H White
22 250-1 Might (NZ) (b g 4y, Imperial Seal (GB) - Odeon (GB) Tommy Smith 50.5 B York
 
Scratched: Major Drive, Grosvenor Square. Won by: 1/2 head, 1-3/4 lengths. Time: 3:18.9. Track: fast
Barriers: 20-2-13. Judge's numbers: 11-6-20.
Vic. TAB Divs.: (on 50c) Win: Empire Rose $2.75. Place: Empire Rose $1.10, Natski $1.35, Na Botto $9.60. Quinella: $9.40. Trifecta: $1296.90.