Melbourne Cup Saddlecloth Number Records & Facts

October 31, 2011

Melbourne Cup Saddlecloth Number Records & Facts

If there’s ever a time for omen betting, hoodoo’s and that gut feeling then there’s no doubt it’s the Melbourne Cup.


Precedence may be out of form but history is on his side!

Every year millions of people across the world follow the race that stops a nation and place wagers both large and small on the back of any number of strategies.

Some follow hours of painstaking form and video analysis, others are a little more off the cuff.

Today we have a look at a few methods in the later category and see if we can’t steer you into a winner with fate on our side.

Melbourne Cup Number History

What’s in a number? Well take a look below to find out.


Number 1

Wins: 10

Most recent: Makybe Diva (2005)

2011 entrant: Americain ($5.00 @ Luxbet)


Number 2

Wins: 7

Most recent: Delta Blues (2006)

2011 entrant: Jukebox Jury ($14 @ Luxbet)


Number 3

Wins: 4

Most recent: Might And Power (1997)

2011 entrant: Dunaden ($8.50 @ Luxbet)


Number 4

Wins: 11

Most recent: At Talaq (1986)

2011 entrant: Drunken Sailor ($41 @ Luxbet)


Number 5

Wins: 7

Most recent: Makybe Diva (2004)

2011 entrant: Glass Harmonium ($26 @ Luxbet)


Number 6

Wins: 7

Most recent: Efficient (2007)

2011 entrant: Manighar ($41 @ Luxbet)


Number 7

Wins: 2

Most recent: Just A Dash (1981)

2011 entrant: Unusual Suspect ($41 @ Luxbet)


Number 8

Wins: 8

Most recent: Sub Zero (1992)

2011 entrant: Fox Hunt ($31 @ Luxbet)


Number 9

Wins: 5

Most recent: Straight Draw (1957)

2011 entrant: Lucas Cranach ($12 @ Luxbet)


Number 10

Wins: 4

Most recent: Viewed (2008)

2011 entrant: Mourayan ($16 @ Luxbet)


Number 11

Wins: 8

Most recent: Americain (2010)

2011 entrant: Precedence ($51 @ Luxbet)


Number 12

Wins: 11

Most recent: Makybe Diva (2003)

2011 entrant: Red Cadeaux ($31 @ Luxbet)


Number 13

Wins: 6

Most recent: Ethereal (2001)

2011 entrant: Hawk Island ($101 @ Luxbet)


Number 14

Wins: 4

Most recent: Media Puzzle (2002)

2011 entrant: Illo ([email protected] Luxbet)


Number 15

Wins: 5

Most recent: Let’s Elope (1991)

2011 entrant: Lost In The Moment ($31 @ Luxbet)


Number 16

Wins: 3

Most recent: Piping Lane (1972)

2011 entrant: Modun ($26 @ Luxbet)


Number 17

Wins: 5

Most recent: Rogan Josh (1999)

2011 entrant: At First Sight ($14 @ Luxbet)


Number 18

Wins: 1

Most recent: Peter Pan (1932)

2011 entrant: Moyenne Corniche ($26 @ Luxbet)


Number 19

Wins: 6

Most recent: Colonus (1942)

2011 entrant: Saptapadi ($91 @ Luxbet)


Number 20

Wins: 3

Most recent: Gaulus (1987)

2011 entrant: Shamrocker ($51 @ Luxbet)


Number 21

Wins: 2

Most recent: Shocking (2009)

2011 entrant: The Verminator ($101 @ Luxbet)


Number 22

Wins: 4

Most recent: Jezabeel (1998)

2011 entrant: Tullamore ($26 @ Luxbet)


Number 23

Wins: 2

Most recent: King Ingoda (1922)

2011 entrant: Niwot ($10 @ Luxbet)


Number 24

Wins: 4

Most recent: Brew (2000)

2011 entrant: Older Than Time ($201 @ Luxbet)



It’s worth noting that prior to the introduction of a 24 horse limit there were other winning numbers as well.

25: 2

26: 1


28: 1

29: 1


Take from this information what you wish but there’s no doubt it certainly makes for interesting reading. In summary the most winning numbers are number four and number 12 with 11 a piece.

That puts Drunken Sailor and Precedence on top ahead of this year’s Melbourne Cup.

They are fantastic value as well with Drunken Sailor worth $41 and Precedence at $51!

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