2011 Melbourne Cup
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.
|Date||1 November 2011|
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.
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.
|1||Americain||Alain de Royer-Dupre (France)||Gérald Mossé||58.0 kg||15||4|
|2||Jukebox Jury||Mark Johnston (UK)||Neil Callan||57.0 kg||6||20|
|3||Dunaden||Mikel Delzangles (France)||Christophe Lemaire||54.5 kg||13||1|
|4||Drunken Sailor||Luca Cumani (UK)||Dwayne Dunn||54.0 kg||8||12|
|5||Glass Harmonium||Michael Maroney||Lisa Cropp||54.0 kg||23||22|
|6||Manighar||Luca Cumani (UK)||Damien Oliver||54.0 kg||21||5|
|7||Unusual Suspect||Michael Kent||Brad Rawiller||54.0 kg||7||9|
|8||Fox Hunt||Mark Johnston (UK)||Silvestre de Sousa||53.5 kg||19||7|
|9||Lucas Cranach||Anthony Freedman||Corey Brown||53.5 kg||11||3|
|11||Precedence||Bart Cummings||Darren Beadman||53.5 kg||2||11|
|12||Red Cadeaux||Ed Dunlop (UK)||Michael Rodd||53.5 kg||16||2|
|13||Hawk Island||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||53.0 kg||18||16|
|14||Illo||Bart Cummings||Jim Cassidy||53.0 kg||1||19|
|10||Mourayan||Robert Hickmott||Hugh Bowman||53.5 kg||14||scratched|
|15||Lost In The Moment||Saeed Bin Suroor (UAE)||William Buick||53.0 kg||3||6|
|16||Modun||Saeed Bin Suroor (UAE)||Kieran McEvoy||53.0 kg||5||23|
|17||At First Sight||Robert Hickmott||Steven King||52.5 kg||10||10|
|18||Moyenne Corniche||Brian Ellison (UK)||Brett Prebble||52.0 kg||17||15|
|19||Saptapadi||Brian Ellison (UK)||Chris Symons||52.0 kg||22||16|
|20||Shamrocker||Danny O'Brien||Luke Nolen||52.0 kg||24||21|
|21||The Verminator||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||52.0 kg||4||13|
|22||Tullamore||Gai Waterhouse||Chris Munce||52.0 kg||12||14|
|23||Niwot||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dean Yendall||51.0 kg||9||8|
|24||Older Than Time||Gai Waterhouse||Tim Clark||51.0 kg||20||17|
- "Track records and Attendances". Flemington.com.au. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
- "French success in Melbourne Cup". RTÉ Sport. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
- "Dunaden edges Red Cadeaux to keep Melbourne Cup in French hands". Daily Telegraph. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
- "Politicians bicker over Cup day schedule change - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2013.