2011 Melbourne Cup

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The 2011 Emirates Melbourne Cup, the 151st running of Australia's most prestigious Thoroughbred horse race, was held on Tuesday, 1 November 2011 at 3:00 pm (AEDT), at Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse. Dunaden won in a photo finish over Red Cadeaux in the closest finish in Melbourne Cup history.[1][2]

The winning jockey, Frenchman Christophe Lemaire, had arrived in Australia less than a day previously as a late replacement for Craig Williams.

Six out of seven finishers were international horses. Third placed Lucas Cranach was the best locally-trained finisher and fourth placed was the pre-race favourite, the 2010 winner, Americain.

In related events the federal government's parliamentary question time was brought forward half an hour in order that it would conclude before the race began.[3]

Participating horses[edit]

Horses are bred and trained in Australia, unless otherwise indicated. All columns in this table can be sorted by clicking the icons in the top row.

Horse Trainer Jockey Weight Barrier Placing
1 Americain Alain de Royer-Dupre (France) Gérald Mossé 58.0kg 15 4
2 Jukebox Jury Mark Johnston (UK) Neil Callan 57.0kg 6 20
3 Dunaden Mikel Delzangles (France) Christophe Lemaire 54.5kg 13 1
4 Drunken Sailor Luca Cumani (UK) Dwayne Dunn 54.0kg 8 12
5 Glass Harmonium Michael Maroney Lisa Cropp 54.0kg 23 22
6 Manighar Luca Cumani (UK) Damien Oliver 54.0kg 21 5
7 Unusual Suspect Michael Kent Brad Rawiller 54.0kg 7 9
8 Fox Hunt Mark Johnston (UK) Silvestre de Sousa 53.5kg 19 7
9 Lucas Cranach Anthony Freedman Corey Brown 53.5kg 11 3
11 Precedence Bart Cummings Darren Beadman 53.5kg 2 11
12 Red Cadeaux Ed Dunlop (UK) Michael Rodd 53.5kg 16 2
13 Hawk Island Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 53.0kg 18 16
14 Illo Bart Cummings Jim Cassidy 53.0kg 1 19
10 Mourayan Robert Hickmott Hugh Bowman 53.5kg 14 9999scratched
15 Lost In The Moment Saeed Bin Suroor (UAE) William Buick 53.0kg 3 6
16 Modun Saeed Bin Suroor (UAE) Kieran McEvoy 53.0kg 5 23
17 At First Sight Robert Hickmott Steven King 52.5kg 10 10
18 Moyenne Corniche Brian Ellison (UK) Brett Prebble 52.0kg 17 15
19 Saptapadi Brian Ellison (UK) Chris Symons 52.0kg 22 16
20 Shamrocker Danny O'Brien Luke Nolen 52.0kg 24 21
21 The Verminator Chris Waller Craig Newitt 52.0kg 4 13
22 Tullamore Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 52.0kg 12 14
23 Niwot Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dean Yendall 51.0kg 9 8
24 Older Than Time Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 51.0kg 20 17


  1. ^ "French success in Melbourne Cup". RTÉ Sport. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dunaden edges Red Cadeaux to keep Melbourne Cup in French hands". Daily Telegraph. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Politicians bicker over Cup day schedule change - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 

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