2005 Melbourne Cup

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The 2005 Melbourne Cup was held on Tuesday, 1 November 2005. It was won by Makybe Diva[1] at the age of seven, trained by Lee Freedman and ridden by Glenn Boss.[2] Makybe Diva broke her own weight carrying record by winning with 58 kg.[3] Makybe Diva is the only horse to win three successive Melbourne Cups.[4] Her retirement was announced with the third and final victory.

Prize money[edit]

1st: $A3,700,000 2nd: $A750,000 3rd: $A375,000 [5]

Results[edit]

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Placing Horse Country Trainer Jockey Saddle
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Barrier Race Time
1st Makybe Diva Australia Lee Freedman Glen Boss 1 14 3 mins 18 secs
8th Vinnie Roe Ireland Dermot Weld Pat Smullen 2 24 3 mins 20 secs
19th Distinction Ireland Michael Stoute M Kinane 3 21 3 mins 23 secs
17th Greys Inn USA Mike De Kock Weichong Marwing 4 13 3 mins 22 secs
24th Franklins Gardens Great Britain Mark Tompkins Darryll Holland 5 10 3 mins 41 secs
12th Eye Popper Japan Izumi Shimizu S Fujita 6 9 3 mins 20 secs
14th Railings Australia John Hawkes G Childs 7 5 3 mins 20 secs
3rd Xcellent New Zealand Michael Moroney M T Coleman 8 17 3 mins 19 secs
9th Kindjhal France David Hayes D Dunn 9 12 3 mins 20 secs
21st Hugs Dancer France David Hayes D Dunn 10 7 3 mins 24 secs
13th Demerger Australia Danny O'Brien B Shinn 11 4 3 mins 20 secs
11th Dizelle Australia John Hawkes Darren Beadman 12 18 3 mins 20 secs
5th Lachlan River New Zealand John Morrisey G Colless 13 3 3 mins 19 secs
6th Portland Singa New Zealand Neville McBurney L Cassidy 14 1 3 mins 20 secs
15th Vouvray New Zealand Peter G Moody S Seamer 15 15 3 mins 20 secs
2nd On a Jeune Australia Peter Montgomerie Darren Gauci 16 11 3 mins 19 secs
20th Umbula Australia Mick Price S Baster 17 8 3 mins 23 secs
22nd Bazelle New Zealand Paul Jenkins R McLeod 18 22 3 mins 24 secs
7th Envoy New Zealand Ken Kelso P Mertens 19 2 3 mins 20 secs
10th Rizon Australia Cliff Brown J Ford 20 16 3 mins 20 secs
18th Strasbourg Australia Bart Cummings L Nolen 21 6 3 mins 22 secs
4th Leica Falcon Australia Richard Freyer K McEvoy 22 20 3 mins 19 secs
23rd Mr Celebrity New Zealand Gai Waterhouse D Beasley 23 19 3 mins 24 secs
16th Kamsky Australia Bart Cummings C Williams 24 23 3 mins 21 secs

Final moments[edit]

As they left the straight, round the turn and along the back straight it was:

  1. 17 Umbula
  2. 23 Mr Celebrity
  3. 18 Bazelle
  4. 14 Portland Singa

Changed to:

  1. 23 Mr Celebrity
  2. 18 Bazelle
  3. 17 Umbula
  4. 14 Portland Singa

Then:

  1. 23 Mr Celebrity
  2. 14 Portland Singa
  3. 18 Bazelle
  4. 17 Umbula

With about 1100m left to go it was:

  1. 23 Mr Celebrity
  2. 14 Portland Singa
  3. 17 Umbula
  4. 18 Bazelle

As they came to the turn:

  1. 23 Mr Celebrity
  2. 14 Portland Singa
  3. 17 Umbula
  4. 6 Eye Popper

Then:

  1. 23 Mr Celebrity
  2. 14 Portland Singa
  3. 6 Eye Popper
  4. 17 Umbula

With 500m left to go:

  1. 14 Portland Singa
  2. 23 Mr Celebrity
  3. 6 Eye Popper
  4. 13 Lachlan River

Final:

  1. 1 Makybe Diva
  2. 16 On a Jeune
  3. 8 Xcellent
  4. 22 Leica Falcon

Results[edit]

Place Barrier Horse Race Time
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1st 14 Makybe Diva 3 mins 18secs
2nd 11 On a Jeune 3 mins 19secs
3rd 17 Xcellent 3 mins 19 secs
4th 20 Leica Falcon 3 mins 19 secs
5th 3 Lachlan River 3 mins 19 secs
6th 1 Portland Singa 3 mins 20 secs
7th 2 Envoy 3 mins 20 secs
8th 24 Vinnie Roe 3 mins 20 secs
9th 12 Kindjhal 3 mins 20 secs
10th 16 Rizon 3 mins 20 secs
11th 18 Dizelle 3 mins 20 secs
12th 9 Eye Popper 3 mins 20 secs
13th 4 Demerger 3 mins 20 secs
14th 5 Railings 3 mins 20 secs
15th 15 Vouvray 3 mins 20 secs
16th 23 Kamsky 3 mins 21 secs
17th 13 Greys Inn 3 mins 22 secs
18th 6 Strasbourg 3 mins 22 secs
19th 21 Distinction 3 mins 23 secs
20th 8 Umbula 3 mins 23 secs
21st 7 Hugs Dancer 3 mins 24 secs
22nd 22 Bazelle 3 mins 24 secs
23rd 19 Mr Celebrity 3 mins 24 secs
24th 10 Franklins Garden 3 mins 41 secs

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