2006 Melbourne Cup

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The 2006 Melbourne Cup was held on Tuesday, 7 November 2006, in Melbourne, Australia.

The winner of the 2006 Melbourne Cup was Delta Blues, ridden by Yasunari Iwata, which won by a nose ahead of Pop Rock, with Maybe Better coming in third place.[1][2]

Field and barriers for the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday 7 November after final declarations:[3]

Results[edit]

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Form Horse Trainer Jockey Weight
1 x112 Yeats (4) A O'Brien(Ire) K Fallon 59 kg
2 30x3 Delta Blues(11) K Sumii (Jpn) Y Iwata 56 kg
3 5800 Railings (2) J Hawkes D Beadman 55.5 kg
4 5511 Tawqeet (9) D Hayes D Dunn 55.5 kg
5 7424 Geordieland (10) J Osbourne (GB) L Dettori 54 kg
6 4607 Headturner (19) J Hawkes G Childs 54 kg
7 3600 Short Pause (17) D Hayes N Callow 53.5 kg
8 8324 Activation (22) G Rogerson M Rodd 53 kg
9 5160 Land 'N Stars (6) J Poulton (GB) J Egan 53 kg
10 4960 Mahtoum (7) K Waugh C Brown 53 kg
11 5056 On a Jeune (15) P Montgomerie D Gauci 53 kg
12 11x7 Pop Rock (12) K Sumii (Jpn) D Oliver 53 kg
13 1501 Zipping (20) G Rogerson G Boss 52.5 kg
14 6948 Dizelle (21) J Hawkes B Shinn 52 kg
15 6400 Ice Chariot (1) R Maund J Byrne 52 kg
16 x924 Kerry O'Reilly (5) J Gibbs (NZ) C Lammas 52 kg
17 x220 Zabeat (16) D Logan (NZ) O Doleuze 52 kg
18 0045 Art Success (13) J Collins A Pattillo 51.5 kg
19 7998 Demerger (23) D O'Brien S Baster 51 kg
20 2323 Glistening (24) L Cumani (GB) S Seamer 51 kg
21 2151 Mandela (14) R Yuill (NZ) C Williams 51 kg
22 0306 Dolphin Jo (18) T and K O'Sullivan A Spiteri 50 kg
23 5811 Maybe Better (3) B Mayfield-Smith C Munce 50 kg

Victoria Derby winner Efficient pulled out of the Melbourne Cup lineup early on Tuesday morning with a knee injury, reducing the field to 23 runners. Efficient was aiming to become the first three-year-old since Skipton in 1941 to claim the Derby-Cup double. Tawqeet was inspected by veterinarians early Tuesday after concerns had been raised he may have injured his hoof after pulling the shoe on Monday afternoon.[4]

Official race times[edit]

The official race times and placings as released by the VRC.[5]

Place Barrier Horse Race Time
1st 10 Delta Blues (JPN) 3:21.47
2nd 11 Pop Rock (JPN) 3:21.50
3rd 3 Maybe Better 3:22.18
4th 19 Zipping 3:22.43
5th 6 Land 'n Stars (GB) 3:22.71
6th 7 Mahtoum
7th 4 Yeats
8th 21 Activation
9th 13 Mandela
10th 23 Glistening
11th 5 Kerry O'Reilly
12th 2 Railings
13th 18 Headturner
14th 16 Short Pause
15th 17 Dolphin Jo
16th 12 Art Success
17th 20 Dizelle
18th 9 Geordieland
19th 8 Tawqeet
20th 14 On A Jeune
21st 22 Demerger
22nd 1 Ice Chariot
23rd 15 Zabeat (NZ) 3:29.75
- - Efficient Scratched

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