2008 Melbourne Cup

The 2008 Melbourne Cup, the 148th running of Australia's most prestigious Thoroughbred horse race, was run on Tuesday, 4 November 2008, starting at 3:00 pm local time (0400 UTC).[2] It was won by Viewed.

2008 Melbourne Cup
Melbourne Cup
LocationFlemington Racecourse
Melbourne, Australia
Date4 November 2008
Winning horseViewed
JockeyBlake Shinn
TrainerBart Cummings
SurfaceGrass
Attendance107,280[1]

On 3 December 2008, Luca Cumani, trainer of second-place Bauer, announced that an inquiry was underway into treatment Bauer received on the Thursday prior to the race. The treatment was a form of physio therapy that is illegal to administer within 7 days of a race; as a result of the treatment, Bauer could have been stripped of his second place.[3] However, Racing Victoria announced on 4 December that Bauer would not be disqualified.[4]

Race starters

The official field for the cup including horses scratched after the field was finalised.[5]

Saddle
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Horse Trainer Jockey Weight (kg) Barrier[b] Placing
1 Septimus Aidan O'Brien J P Murtagh 58.5 10 18
2 Master O'Reilly Danny O'Brien V Duric 55 6 4
3 Honolulu Aidan O'Brien Colm O'Donoghue 54.5 24 21
4 C’est La Guerre John Sadler B Prebble 54 5 3
5 Nom Du Jeu Murray Baker J Lloyd 54 1 8
6 Yellowstone Jane Chapple-Hyam J F Egan 54 scr scr [1]
7 Zipping John Sadler D Nikolic 54 16 9
8 Mad Rush Luca Cumani Damien Oliver 53.5 4 7
9 Ice Chariot Ron Maund M Rodd 53 22 11
10 Viewed Bart Cummings B Shinn 53 9 1
11 Littorio Nigel Blackiston S R King 52.5 17 13
12 Bauer Luca Cumani C W Brown 52 13 2[4]
13 Boundless Stephen Mckee G J Childs 52 20 15
14 Gallopin Danny O'Brien J Winks 52 21 DNF[2]
15 Guyno Lou Luciani C Newitt 52 8 12
16 Zarita Pat Hyland D Dunn 52 scr scr [3]
17 Newport Paul Perry Chris Symons 51.5 15 10
18 Profound Beauty Dermot Weld Glen Boss 51.5 2 5
19 Red Lord Anthony Cummings Nicholas Hall[a] 51.5 14 16
20 Varevees Richard Gibson Craig Williams 51.5 23 14
21 Prize Lady Graeme Sanders M C Sweeney 51 18 17
22 Alessandro Volta Aidan O'Brien W M Lordan 50.5 11 20
23 Barbaricus Danny O'Brien S Baster 50.5 3 19
24 Moatize Bart Cummings Ms C Lindop 50 19 6
Notes
  • a Apprentice jockey.
  • b Horses in barriers to the outside of the scratched horse will move inwards.
  • 1 Yellowstone scratched by vets, after failing to recover from a hip injury sustained last week.
  • 2 Gallopin did not finish
  • 3 Zarita scratched, by trainer due to respiratory infection.[6]
  • 4 a probe into treatment Bauer received prior to the race could have resulted in the horse being stripped of second place[3][4]

Results

The race was won by the Bart Cummings trained horse Viewed, with Honolulu officially last as Gallopin did not finish the race.[7]

Place Barrier Horse Race Time
1st8Viewed3-20.40
2nd11Bauer (IRE)
3rd5C'est La Guerre (NZ)
4th6Master O'Reilly (NZ)
5th2Profound Beauty (IRE)
6th17Moatize
7th4Mad Rush (USA)
8th1Nom du Jeu (NZ)
9th14Zipping
10th13Newport
11th20Ice Chariot
12th7Guyno (NZ)
13th15Littorio
14th21Varevees (GBR)
15th18Boundless (NZ)
16th12Red Lord
17th16Prize Lady (NZ)
18th9Septimus (IRE)
19th3Barbaricus
20th10Alessandro Volta (GBR)
21st22Honolulu (IRE)
DNF19Gallopin (NZ)
--Yellowstone (IRE)Scratched
--Zarita (NZ)Scratched

References

  1. "Track records and Attendances". Flemington.com.au. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  2. 2008 Melbourne Cup result
  3. AAP (3 December 2008). "Melbourne Cup runner-up Bauer in probe". Virtual Formguide. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
  4. "Bauer keeps Melbourne Cup placing". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 4 December 2008. Archived from the original on 30 January 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2009.
  5. "emirates melbourne cup - Tuesday, 4 November 2008". Victoria Racing Club. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  6. "Egan fined, his mount one of two horses scratched". AP Worldstream. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  7. "Where they finished in the Melbourne Cup". Sydney Morning Herald. 4 November 2008. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
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