1997 Melbourne Cup

1997 FOSTER'S MELBOURNE CUP
3200 metres (Tuesday, November 4)

Group 1 Handicap. of $2,200,000 and $35,000 trophies. First: $1,430,000 plus trophies; Second: $435,000; Third: $195,000; Fourth: $90,000; Fifth: $50,000. Sixth to ninth: $30,000.

1 7-2 fav MIGHT AND POWER (NZ) (b/br g 4y Zabeel (NZ) - Benediction (Ire.) Tr: Jack Denham 52.5kg Jim Cassidy
2 9-1 DORIEMUS (NZ) (ch g 7y, Norman Pentaquad (USA) - Golden Woods (NZ) Tr: Lee Freedman 57.5kg Greg Hall
3 25-1 MARKHAM (b/br g 4y, Salieri (USA) - Fetton (GB) Tr: Cliff Brown 52.5kg Mick Dittman
Then followed:
4 40-1 Harbour Dues (GB) (b h 5y, Slip Anchor (GB) -Quiloten (USA) Lady Anne Herries 53.5 R Cochrane
5 10-1 Linesman (NZ) (b g 6y, Touching Wood (USA) - Linecall (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 52.5 L V Cassidy
6 25-1 Arabian Story (GB) (gr h 5y, Sharrood (USA) - Once Upon A Lifetime (GB) Lord Huntingdon 53.5 F Dettori
7 16-1 Skybeau (NZ) (b g 5y, Dahar (USA) - Beaumont Babe) L Smith 53 D Dunn
8 7-1 Ebony Grosve (NZ) (br h 4y, Grosvenor (NZ) - Dusky Rosa) Graeme Rogerson 54.5 R S Dye
9 80-1 Sapio (NZ) (br g 7y, Vice Regal (NZ) - Sage (NZ) S Kay 55.5 D Nikolic
10 33-1 Grandmaster (NZ) (ch g 4y, Centro (NZ) - Round the World (NZ) Bart Cummings 49.5 L Beasley
11 50-1 Court Of Honour (Ire.) (b h 6y, Law Society (USA) - Kaaptive Island (Ire.) Peter Hayes 55 B Thomson
12 100-1 Magnet Bay (NZ) (blk g 7y, Gold and Ivory (USA) - Rivermist (NZ) D Frye 53 C Johnson
13 16-1 Vialli (Ire.) (ch h 7y, Nininski (USA) - Vaison La Romaine (GB) P O'Sullivan 55 B York
14 12-1 Always Aloof (USA) (b h 7y, Alleged (USA) - Miranda (USA) Lee Freedman 53 S R King
15 200-1 Scrupulous (b/br g 6y, Scrupules (Ire.) - Narjour) J Smith 52.5 M Carson
16 33-1 Yobro (ch g 7y, Gypsy Kingdom - Liase) K Roberts 52 G Cooksley
17 66-1 Sunny Lane (b m 5y, Never Quit (NZ) - Private Lane) Charlie Goggin 49 B Stanley
18 7-1 Marble Halls (NZ) (ch g 4y, Nassipour (USA) - Joolzy (NZ) Lee Freedman 52.5 D Oliver
19 14-1 Alfa (br g 4y, El Moxie (USA) - Spinning Reel) Bart Cummings 54.5 D Beadman
20 100-1 Bonsai Pipeline (NZ) (b g 6y, Waikiki Star (USA) - Crested Lass (NZ) R Thomas 50.5 G Grylls
21 200-1 Crying Game (br g 5y, Warring Nations (USA) - Harka) A Johnson 52 G J Childs
22 50-1 Count Chivas (NZ) (b g 6y, Lord Ballina - Inquist (NZ) S Morrish 57.5 D Brereton
 
All started. Won by: short 1/2 head., 1/2 length. Time: 3:18.3. Track: good.
Barriers: 2-15-7. Judge's numbers: 3-2-16.
Vic. TAB Divs. (on $1.00) Win: Might And Power $5.70. Place: Might And Power $2.90, Doriemus $3.70, Markham $8.90.
Quinella: $29.10, Exacta: $46.40. Trifecta: $1246.30.