2006 Melbourne Cup
Field and barriers for the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday 7 November after final declarations:
|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 Osborne (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.
Official race times
The official race times and placings as released by the VRC.
|1st||10||Delta Blues (JPN)||3:21.47|
|2nd||11||Pop Rock (JPN)||3:21.50|
|5th||6||Land 'n Stars (GB)||3:22.71|
|20th||14||On A Jeune|
- Race video on YouTube
- 2006 Melbourne Cup result
- Sports, Fox (7 November 2006). "Delta Blues holds on for thrilling win". News.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 November 2008.
- "Melbourne Cup field". Fox Sports Australia. 4 November 2006.
- "Efficient scratched from Cup". Fox Sports Australia. 7 November 2006.
- Flemington Race 7 Archived 1 December 2006 at Archive.today VRC official times