1996 Melbourne Cup

1996 FOSTER'S MELBOURNE CUP
3200 metres (Tuesday, November 5)

Group 1. Handicap of $2,200,000 and $35,000 trophies. First: $1,430,000 and Gold Cup of $32,500 to owner, miniature Gold Cups of $1000 each to trainer and jockey and for the strapper the Tommy Woodcock trophy of $500 value. Second: $440,000. Third: $198,000;Fourth: $88,000; Fifth: $44,000.

1 8-1 SAINTLY (ch g 4y. Sky Chase (NZ) - All Grace (NZ) Tr: Bart Cummings 55.5kg Darren Beadman
2 33-1 COUNT CHIVAS (NZ) (b g 5y. Lord Ballina - Inquisit (NZ) Tr: Lee Freedman 57kg Steven King
3 50-1 SKYBEAU (NZ) (b g 4y. Dahar (USA) - Beaumont Babe) Tr: L J Smith 50kg Jason Holder
Then followed:
4 10-1 Senator (NZ) (b g 6y. Sound Reason (Can.) - Platinum Lass (NZ) J Tims 53 L O'Sullivan
5 7-1 Nothin' Leica Dane (b h 4y. Danehill (USA) - Leica Pretender (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 55 R S Dye
6 13-2 Doriemus (NZ) (b h 6y. Norman Pentaquad (USA) - Golden Woods (NZ) Lee Freedman 58 D Oliver
7 25-1 Grey Shot (GB) (gr g 5y. Sharrood (USA) - Optaria (GB) I Balding 55 P Eddery
8 66-1 Sapio (NZ) (br g 6y. Vice Regal (NZ) - Sage (NZ) S Kay 54 J Walker
9 66-1 Alcove (ch m 6y. El Qahira (NZ) - Brigette) Tommy Hughes jr 50 B York
10 66-1 Cheviot (br g 4y. Average Game - Cerraquita) Cliff Brown 50.5 D Browne
11 15-1 The Bandette (NZ) (ch g 5y. Noble Bijou (USA) - Princess Orchid (NZ) John Wheeler 51 N G Harris
12 14-1 Arctic Scent (ch m 4y. Blazing Sword - Polar Rose) Jim Mason 51.5 B Stanley
13 15-1 Istidaad (USA) (b h 5y. Chief's Crown (USA) - Mazzei Mood (USA) Peter Hayes 53.5 Greg Hall
14 16-1 Circles Of Gold (ch m 5y. Marscay - Olympic Aim (NZ) B Smith 50.5 B Prebble
15 4-1 fav Oscar Schindler (Ire.) (ch h 5y. Royal Academy (USA) - Saraday (Ire.) K Prendergast 56.5 M Kinane
16 125-1 Centico (NZ) (gr g 6y. Centaine - Vlonka (NZ) John Sadler 48.5 A Payne
17 125-1 The Phantom Chance (NZ) (ch g 7y. Noble Bijou (USA) - The Fantasy (NZ) John Wheeler 53.5 P Payne
18 50-1 Super Slew (ch g 4y. Air De France (USA) - Tobermory Rose) Clarry Conners 51.5 L Dittman
19 33-1 Few Are Chosen (ch g 5y. Family Ties (USA) - Star Of Missenden) Gai Waterhouse 50.5 D Gauci
20 25-1 Court Of Honour (Ire.) (b h 5y. Law Society (USA) - Captive Island (Ire.) P Chapple-Hyam 56.5 S D Marshall
21 33-1 My Kiwi Gold (NZ) (b g 4y. First Norman (USA) - Ellena Dawn (NZ) Bart Cummings 49.5 J Marshall
22 50-1 Beaux Art (b m 5y. Nomrood (USA) - Ballyman's Girl) D Edwards 52 J Hustwitt
 
Scratched: Crying Game, Magnet Bay. Won by: 2-1/4 length, neck. Time: 3:18.8. Track: good.
Barriers: 3-13-7. Judge's numbers: 5-2-22.
Vic. TAB Divs. (on $1.00) Win: Saintly, $6.80. Place: Saintly, $2.40, Count Chivas, $10.00; Skybeau, $19.60.
Quinella: $125.70. Exacta: $260.60. Trifecta: $24,507.50.