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Amount of starters and how many times Year Winner
39 starters - 1 time 1890 Carbine
36 starters - 1 time 1895 Auraria
35 starters - 3 times 1946 Russia
  1892 Glenloth
  1885 Sheet Anchor
34 starters - 2 times 1904 Acrasia
  1891 Malvolio
33 starters - 4 times 1881 Zulu
  1912 Piastre
  1877 Chester
  1876 Briseis
32 starters - 2 times 1960 Hi Jinx
  1922 King Ingoda
31 starters - 1 time 1949 Foxzami
30 starters - 6 times 1952 Dalray
  1948 Rimfire
  1947 Hiraji
  1910 Comedy King
  1893 Tarcoola
  1878 Calamia
29 starters - 4 tmes 1958 Baystone
  1900 Clean Sweep
  1897 Gaulus
  1883 Martini-Henri
28 starters - 13 times 1959 Macdougal
  1951 Delta
  1937 The Trunp
  1925 Windbag
  1916 Sasanof
  1914 Kingsburgh
  1899 Merriwee
  1898 The Grafter
  1894 Patron
  1888 Mentor
  1886 Arsenal
  1870 Nimblefoot
  1866 The Barb
27 starters - 5 times 1932 Peter Pan
  1918 Night Watch
  1905 Blue Spec
  1879 Darriwell
  1867 Tim Whiffler
26 starters - 12 times 1968 Rain Lover
  1965 Light Fingers
  1964 Polo Prince
  1963 Gatum Gatum
  1962 Even Stevens
  1950 Comic Court
  1945 Rainbird
  1939 Rivette
  1927 Trivalve
  1926 Bitalli
  1909 Lord Nolan
  1869 Warrior
25 starters - 6 times 1961 Lord Fury
  1954 Rising Fast
  1921 Sister Olive
  1896 Newhaven
  1882 The Assyrian
  1868 Glencoe
24 starters - 19 times 2012 Green Moon (Ire.)
  2005 Makybe Diva (GB)
  2004 Makybe Diva (GB)
  1999 Rogan Josh
  1998 Jezabeel
  1994 Jeune (GB)
  1993 Vintage Crop (Ire.)
  1991 Let's Elope
  1990 Kingston Rule (USA)
  1983 Kiwi
  1977 Gold And Black
  1973 Gala Supreme
  1955 Toporoa
  1943 Dark Felt
  1942 Colonus
  1915 Patrobas
  1903 Lord Cardigan
  1884 Malua
  1873 Don Juan
23 starters - 18 times 2011 Dunaden (Fr.)
  2010 Americain (USA)
  2009 Shocking
  2006 Delta Blues (Japan)
  2003 Makybe Diva (GB)
  2002 Media Puzzle (Ire.)
  1989 Tawrrific
  1985 What A Nuisance
  1982 Gurner's Lane
  1976 Van Der Hum
  1970 Baghdad Note
  1969 Rain Lover
  1944 Sirius
  1941 Skipton
  1920 Poitrel
  1913 Posinatus
  1871 The Pearl
  1865 Toryboy
22 starters - 22 times 2008 Viewed
2001 Ethereal
  2000 Brew
  1997 Might And Power
  1996 Saintly
  1988 Empire Rose
  1986 At Talaq (USA)
  1981 Just A Dash
  1980 Beldale Ball (USA)
  1979 Hyperno
  1978 Arwon
  1974 Think Big
  1972 Piping Lane
  1967 Red Handed
  1966 Galilee
  1956 Evening Peal
  1938 Catalogue
  1935 Marabou
  1934 Peter Pan
  1902 The Victory
  1880 Grand Flaneur
  1872 The Quack
21 starters - 8 times 2007 Efficient
  1995 Doriemus
  1992 Subzero
  1987 Kensei
  1971 Silver Knight
  1953 Wodalla
  1926 Spearfelt
  1906 Poseidon
20 starters - times 1975 Think Big
  1940 Old Rowley
  1936 Wotan
  1919 Artilleryman
  1917 Westcourt
  1889 Bravo
  1875 Wollomai
  1862 Archer
19 starters - 4 times 1984 Black Knight
  1957 Straight Draw
  1907 Apologue
  1901 Revenue
  1864 Lantern
18 starters - 4 times 1933 Hall Mark
  1924 Backwood
  1887 Dunlop
  1874 Haricot
17 starters - 2 times 1928 Statesman
  1861 Archer
15 starters - 1 time 1930 Phar Lap
14 starters - 2 times 1931 White Nose
  1929 Nightmarch
7 starters- 1 time 1863 Banker