2010 Melbourne Cup

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The 2010 Melbourne Cup, the 150th running of Australia's most prestigious Thoroughbred horse race, was held on Tuesday, 2 November 2010 at 3:00 PM. local time (0400 UTC).[1]

It was won by Americain, a French-trained horse who had won the Geelong Cup at his only other Australian start. Second placing went to the lightly raced Lexus Stakes winner Maluckyday, while third placing went to dual Cox Plate winner and short-priced favourite So You Think.

The official winning time was 3:26.87 with the margins of 2.8 lengths and 0.5 lengths back to third. The race was run on a slow (6) track with persistent rain falling causing flooding and closure of the Cup Day car park.

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.

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Horse Trainer Jockey Weight Barrier Placing
1 Shocking Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 57 24 18
2 Campanologist (USA) Saeed bin Suroor (UAE) Kerrin McEvoy 56 19 16
3 So You Think (NZ) Bart Cummings Steven Arnold 56 3 3
4 Zipping Robert Hickmott Nicolas Hall 55.5 16 4
5 Illustrious Blue (GB) William J Knight (GB) Glen Boss 55 9 9
6 Mr Medici (IRE) Peter Ho (HK) Darren Beadman 55 5 10
7 Shoot Out John Wallace Corey Brown 55 17 13
8 Americain (USA) Alain de Royer-Dupre (FR) Gérald Mossé 54.5 12 1
9 Tokai Trick (JPN) Kenji Nonaka (JPN) Shinji Fujita 54.5 4 12
10 Buccellati (GB) Tony Noonan Steven King 54 21 20
11 Descarado (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 54 1 9998did not finish
12 Harris Tweed (NZ) Murry & Bjorn Baker Brad Rawiller 54 13 5
13 Manighar (FR) Luca Cumani (GB) Damien Oliver 54 20 7
14 Master O'Reilly (NZ) Danny O'Brien Vlad Duric 54 18 15
15 Monaco Consul (NZ) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 54 14 14
16 Profound Beauty (IRE) Dermot K Weld (IRE) Pat Smullen 54 22 17
17 Zavite (NZ) Anthony Cummings Michael Walker 54 7 22
18 Bauer (IRE) Luca Cumani (GB) Chris Munce 53.5 2 9999scratched
19 Holberg (UAE) Saeed bin Suroor (UAE) Frankie Dettori 53.5 10 6
20 Precedence (NZ) Bart Cummings J M Winks 53.5 15 8
21 Red Ruler (NZ) John Sargent (NZ) Mark Du Plessis 53.5 8 19
22 Linton Robert Hickmott Brett Prebble 52 23 21
23 Once Were Wild Gai Waterhouse Jim Cassidy 51.5 11 11
24 Maluckyday (NZ) Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes Luke Nolen 51 6 2

See also[edit]

2010 Melbourne Cup result

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