2012 Melbourne Cup Day Results – Live Updates

2012 Melbourne Cup Day has finally arrived, with a full card of 10 races taking place at Flemington racecourse today.

While the major race of the day, the 2012 Melbourne Cup, will be run as Race 7, all races scheduled feature a classy group of runners.

We will keep you up to date with all the latest race results this 2012 Melbourne Cup Day, so make sure you stay tuned.

Don’t forget to place your 2012 Melbourne Cup bets at bookmaker.com.au, where you will find all the best odds this spring racing carnival.

Race 1 Results – 10:20AM  2012 7News Plate (1000 METRES)

#1 Villa Verde from #10 Purrific and #14 Thump

Villa Verde proved too good for her opposition to win the Listed 7News Plate at Flemington Racecourse today, which was the first race on Melbourne Cup Day.

The two-year-old won the race by two and a half lengths ahead of Purrific, who finished second, and Thump, who passed the post in third position.

Villa Verde has now won both her career starts and has earned close to $150,000 in prize money.

Trainer Shaun Dwyer was thrilled with Villa Verde’s 2012 7News Plate win.

“She’s just done everything right,” Dwyer said.

“It makes it easy to train her.”

Villa Verde was paying odds of $3.50 to win the 2012 7News Plate  at bookmaker.com.au.

With two Listed wins against her name, Villa Verde will now head to the paddock to ready herself for the Sydney autumn racing carnival in 2013.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 1 VILLA VERDE Shaun Dwyer Michael Rodd 13 55.5kg $3.50F
2 10 PURRIFIC Kevin Newby Glen Boss 2.75L 8 55.5kg $11
3 14 THUMP John P Thompson Christian Reith 4.5L 6 55.5kg $11
4 6 ITAMERI Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6.75L 12 55.5kg $4.60
5 11 ROMANCINGTHESTONE Robbie Griffiths Luke Currie 10.25L 3 55.5kg $31
6 2 LADY LAKSHMI David Brideoake & David Feek Dwayne Dunn 10.65L 11 55.5kg $31
7 5 ENDLESS SUMMER Gai Waterhouse Jim Cassidy 11.4L 5 55.5kg $11
8 7 JENNYFROMTHEBLOCK Stephen Theodore Lincoln Coffey 11.6L 14 55.5kg $9
9 3 BELLA LATTE Adrian Corboy Darren Gauci 12.1L 4 55.5kg $81
10 15 WRITE THE CHEQUE Adrian Corboy Damien Oliver 12.2L 7 55.5kg $41
11 9 PURRFECT CHOICE Michael Templeton Corey Brown 14.2L 1 55.5kg $101
12 4 BERNING AFFAIR John McArdle Jake Noonan (a) 16.45L 10 55.5kg $26
13 8 NEW YORK RAIN Robbie Laing Craig Williams 16.55L 9 55.5kg $12
14 13 THIAMANDI Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 19.8L 2 55.5kg $16

Race 2 Results – 11:00AM 2012 TAB Trophy (1700 METRES)

#11 Kasane from #8 Mabsam and #16 Aliyana

The 2012 TAB Trophy has been won by Kasane in Race 2 on Melbourne Cup Day 2012.

The six-year-old had jockey Brett Prebble aboard for today’s 2012 TAB Trophy at Flemington Racecourse.

The duo won the race ahead of Mabsam, who placed second, and Aliyana, who ran home for third.

Kasane has now won six of her 38 race starts and has earned more than $165,000 in prize money during her horse racing career.

Prebble was thrilled with Kasane’s win as he looks towards the 2012 Melbourne Cup, where he will ride Green Moon.

“We took advantage of the gate, we were box seated,” Prebble said of Kasane’s run.

Trainer Pat Carey was there to watch Kasane win the 2012 TAB Trophy.

“It’s been a good race to the stable, we’ve won it three times,” he said.

Kasane was at odds of $26 to win the 2012 Melbourne Cup at bookmaker.com.au.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 11 KASANE Pat Carey Brett Prebble 1 54kg $26
2 8 MABSAM David Hayes Chad Schofield (a) 0.5L 5 54kg $9
3 16 ALIYANA (NZ) Bart Cummings Nicholas Hall 0.6L 4 54kg $17
4 10 CHAMPAGNE RUBY Greg Eurell Craig Williams 1L 2 54kg $7.50
5 2 SHIHABI Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1.1L 3 56.5kg $6
6 5 SENSATIONAL REPORT Dianne Wynne Ms Sally Wynne 2.6L 8 56kg $41
7 14 ORLANDO’S BRIDE (NZ) Russell Cameron Damien Oliver 3.35L 15 54kg $41
8 3 TAI TAI TESS Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 3.45L 14 56.5kg $18
9 6 TAVARNELLE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 3.95L 11 54.5kg $6
10 1 TWILIGHTING Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Kerrin McEvoy 4.15L 6 60kg $26
11 12 DANYME Stephen Hutchinson Ben Melham 4.55L 7 54kg $101
12 15 STREET DIAMOND Mark Webb Peter Mertens 5.3L 9 54kg $101
13 9 SPIN THE BOTTLE Ciaron Maher Glen Boss 7.05L 13 54kg $11
14 4 MODEL TO NITE (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Steven King 8.8L 12 56kg $41
15 17e QUEEN FOR NINEDAYS (NZ) John Sadler Dwayne Dunn 9.1L 16 54kg $101
16 7 SENSE OF PRIDE (CAN) Grahame Begg Nathan Berry 25.1L 10 54kg $5.50F

Race 3 Results – 11:45AM 2012 Lavazza Long Black (2800 METRES)

#5 Verdant from #15 Garud and #11 Predicted

Verdant has taken out the 2012 Lavazza Long Black ahead of Garud and Predicted.

The five-year-old was originally purchased for the Melbourne Cup, however, was not ready for the task this time around.

Verdant was ridden by jockey Dwayne Dunn in the race, who was forced to wait for a run aboard the gelding after he missed the start.

“Today he bombed it and just went straight back,” Dunn said.

The jockey feels Verdant could be a possible contender in the 2013 Melbourne Cup.

“They tried to buy him for a Melbourne Cup horse but he’s probably 12 months too soon,” he said.

Trainer Robert Smerdon was pleased Dunn opted to sit back after Verdant missed the jump.

“He can be a bit hit and miss in the barriers this horse,” Smerdon said.

The trainer expects Verdant to be back for the Sydney autumn racing carnival and a possible spring campaign next year.

“We might look at Sydney or Adelaide,” he said.

“Maybe the Melbourne Cup’s a bit tough but they’re the kind of races.”

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 5 VERDANT (GB) Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 14 56.5kg $7.50
2 15 GARUD (IRE) Michael Moroney Kerrin McEvoy 1.25L 12 54kg $3.60F
3 11 PRACTICED Robert Hickmott Craig Williams 2.25L 2 54kg $5
4 6 CRAFTY CRUISER Bryce Stanaway Ben Melham 7L 1 56kg $11
5 3 CROCODILE CANYON (NZ) Kevin Myers Nash Rawiller 10.75L 10 57.5kg $18
6 8 MR LOWNDES (NZ) Richard Jolly Hugh Bowman 10.95L 8 55kg $18
7 1 I’M JAKE (NZ) David Brideoake & David Feek Steven Arnold 11.35L 7 58.5kg $18
8 14 YOU THINK SO (NZ) Michael Kent Olivier Doleuze 11.65L 9 54kg $14
9 2 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens Steven King 13.9L 15 58.5kg $61
10 16 ALTONIO (NZ) Pat Carey Jake Noonan (a) 15.65L 3 54kg $51
11 10 INNOCENT LADY (NZ) Robert Smerdon Brett Prebble 16.4L 4 54kg $19
12 9 DOC HENNESSY John Croucher Todd Pannell 17.9L 16 54.5kg $61
13 12 TANAH LOT (NZ) Colin Little Luke Nolen 18.1L 11 54kg $18
14 4 MAYTHEHORSEBEMAGIC (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Walker 18.3L 6 57.5kg $26
15 17 ABOUT THE JOURNEY (NZ) Peter Gelagotis Brenton Avdulla 21.05L 13 54kg $151
16 7 APPREHEND Tony Vasil Craig Newitt 51.05L 5 55kg $71

Race 4 Results – 12:30PM Herald Sun Stakes (1400 METRES)

#15 Koonoomoo from #13 Cabernet and #1 Mid Summer Music

Koonoomoo has out-sprinted her competitors to win the Group 3 Herald Sun Stakes at Flemington Racecourse today.

The five-year-old mare won the race in dominate fashion ahead of Cabernet, who looked the winner down the straight, and Mid Summer Music, who managed third despite her top weight.

Hugh Bowman felt the win was a positive step towards his ride aboard Mourayan in the 2012 Melbourne Cup later today.

“Let’s just hope he’s good enough now,” Bowman said of Mourayan.

The jockey was full of praise for Koonoomoo after the 2012 Herald Sun Stakes was run.

“I was instructed to just ride it quiet,” he said.

“All credit to the filly, all I did was point her in the right direction.

“It was a pleasure to be sitting in the box seat.”

It was the first ever city winner for trainer Simon Vercoe, who trains a small stable of horses at Mornington.

“Great way to break the maiden status in town,” Vercoe said.

“She hit the line superb.”

Koonoomoo was paying $26 to win the 2012 Herald Sun Stakes at bookmaker.com.au.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 15 KOONOOMOO Simon Vercoe Hugh Bowman 14 54kg $26
2 13 CABERNET Matthew Smith Brenton Avdulla 1.5L 1 54kg $13
3 1 MID SUMMER MUSIC Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1.8L 2 57kg $8.50
4 9 ANGEL OF MERCY Gerald Ryan Corey Brown 4.3L 16 56kg $9
5 7 DETOURS Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4.8L 8 57kg $12
6 11 CRUCIAL Anthony Freedman Michael Rodd 5L 9 56kg $41
7 3 GAI’S CHOICE David Pfieffer Brett Prebble 5.2L 5 57kg $31
8 2 STEPS IN TIME John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 5.3L 15 57kg $8.50
9 6 WHATEVERWHENEVER Liam Birchley Craig Williams 5.5L 6 57kg $8
10 16 SHEILA’S STAR Mick Price Glen Boss 5.8L 12 54kg $5.50F
11 14 AEROBATICS Peter Snowden Christian Reith 6.55L 3 54kg $26
12 4 MISS STELLABELLE Gai Waterhouse James McDonald 7.3L 11 57kg $16
13 10 CITY OF SONG John Moloney Nicholas Hall 7.4L 13 56kg $31
14 12 CLASSY CHLOE John Hickmott Steven King 8.4L 10 55kg $18
15 5 SOPHIE’S SPIRIT Max Hinton Nash Rawiller 13.9L 4 57kg $26
FF 8 ROSE OF PEACE Gary Portelli Damien Oliver 7 56kg $61

Race 5 Results – 1:15PM 2012 Schweppes Tonic 1000 (1000 METRES)

#6 Genteel from #3 Magnier and #5 Kologna

Kerrin McEvoy has ridden Genteel to victory in the 2012 Schweppes Tonic 1000 at Flemington racecourse today November 6, 2012.

Genteel won the race ahead of Magnier, who finished second, while Kolonga placed in third.

The three-year-old filly has now won three of her six race starts and has earned more than $85,000 in prize money.

“She just switched off beautiful,” McEvoy said.

“It was pretty painless… and it’s good to be in the winner’s stall again.”

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 6 GENTEEL Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 8 53kg $3.90F
2 3 MAGNIER Anthony Cummings Vlad Duric 2.25L 9 55kg $4.20
3 5 KOLONGA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 2.75L 6 53kg $17
4 1 THE TRAVELLING MAN (NZ) Matt Laurie Ben Melham 2.85L 7 57.5kg $12
5 7 POTICHE David Hayes Chad Schofield (a) 3.6L 5 53kg $26
6 2 MALASUN Mick Price Damien Oliver 5.6L 1 55.5kg $4.80
7 4 SISTINE DEMON Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 6.6L 2 55kg $8
8 8 HYPERVENTILATE Robert Smerdon Glen Boss 6.7L 4 53kg $12
9 9 THANKS A MILLION Dean Howard Dean Holland 10.45L 3 53kg $41

Race 6 Results – 2:00PM 2012 Lexus Hybrid Plate (1400 METRES)

#8 Walk With Attitude from #10 Thunder Rain and #7 Medusa’s Miss

Walk With Attitude has won the 2012 Lexus Hybrid Plate on Melbourne Cup Day.

The Hussonet filly won the race by a head in front of Thunder Rain, who finished second, and Medusa’s Miss, who finished off the race in third.

Walk With Attitude was paying odds of $8.50 to win the 2012 Lexus Hybrid Plate and was the market mover in the field at bookmaker.com.au.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 8 WALK WITH ATTITUDE Darren Weir Damien Oliver 2 54kg $8.50
2 10 THUNDER RAIN Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 0.2L 12 54kg $41
3 7 MEDUSA’S MISS Kevin Moses Jim Cassidy 0.95L 9 54kg $7.50
4 5 BALACLAVA LADY Nigel Blackiston Michael Walker 1.35L 6 54kg $15
5 11 AMARACHI Grahame Begg Craig Williams 1.85L 13 54kg $17
6 3 ANGELIC LIGHT Robbie Griffiths Michael Rodd 1.95L 8 56kg $4.60F
7 9 COINS Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2.25L 1 54kg $12
8 12 BENENDEN Anthony Freedman James McDonald 2.35L 3 54kg $8
9 2 BIG CHILL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Hugh Bowman 3.35L 11 56kg $19
10 14 CATERED David Hayes Chad Schofield (a) 5.35L 7 54kg $31
11 4 MAREEZA Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 8.1L 4 54kg $7
12 6 CIAO Clarry Conners Glen Boss 8.2L 10 54kg $18
13 13 LATINO GOSS (NZ) Matthew Williams Corey Brown 13.95L 5 54kg $101

Race 7 Results – 3:00PM 2012 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200 METRES)

#14 Green Moon from #11 Fiorente and #Jakkalberry

Green Moon has surprised punters by producing a spectacular 2012 Melbourne Cup win at Flemington.

The five-year-old won the race ahead of Fiorente, who finished second, and Jakkalberry, who ran home for third.

Light weight Kelinni placed fourth in the race with a swooping run down the final straight.

Green Moon has now won seven of his 20 race starts and has earned more than $4.4 million in prize money.

The Montjeu gelding was paying odds of $20 to win the 2012 Melbourne Cup at bookmaker.com.au.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 14 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott Brett Prebble 5 53.5kg $20
2 11 FIORENTE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse James McDonald 1L 2 53.5kg $31
3 3 JAKKALBERRY (IRE) Marco Botti Colm O’Donoghue 2.25L 19 55.5kg $81
4 24 KELINNI (IRE) Chris Waller Glen Boss 3L 10 51kg $19
5 8 MOUNT ATHOS (IRE) Luca Cumani Ryan Moore 3.2L 8 54kg $7.50
6 13 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 3.95L 7 53.5kg $41
7 16 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott Hugh Bowman 4.7L 3 53.5kg $26
8 4 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop Michael Rodd 5.7L 18 55.5kg $9.50
9 21 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings Blake Shinn 5.9L 20 53kg $101
10 17 MY QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE) Luca Cumani Corey Brown 6.1L 1 53.5kg $18
11 2 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre Damien Oliver 6.5L 12 58kg $7.50
12 7 CAVALRYMAN (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor Frankie Dettori 7.5L 6 54kg $31
13 6 VOILA ICI (IRE) Peter G Moody Vlad Duric 7.8L 13 55kg $101
14 1 DUNADEN (FR) Mikel Delzangles Craig Williams 9.8L 16 59kg $7F
15 18 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 9.9L 15 53.5kg $71
16 20 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 10.65L 17 53kg $20
17 5 WINCHESTER (USA) John Sadler Jamie Mott 10.85L 22 55.5kg $61
18 9 SANAGAS (GER) Bart Cummings Nicholas Hall 11.25L 4 54kg $51
19 15 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jim Cassidy 11.65L 9 53.5kg $17
20 12 GALILEO’S CHOICE (IRE) Dermot K Weld Patrick Smullen 11.75L 11 53.5kg $16
21 22 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent Glyn Schofield 11.85L 23 53kg $151
22 23 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens Craig Newitt 12.05L 24 52kg $51
23 19 TAC DE BOISTRON (FR) Michael Kent Olivier Doleuze 13.3L 21 53.5kg $101
24 10 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 63.3L 14 53.5kg $21

Race 8 Results – 3:55PM 2012 Diamond Jubilee Plate (1800 METRES)

#11 Éclair Surprise from #5 Grey Assignment and #12 Tribal Rock

Éclair Surprise has won the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Plate in Melbourne today.

The five-year-old won the race by a nose from Grey Assignment, who finished in second, while Tribal Rock placed third.

Éclair Surprise has now won four of his 11 race starts and has earned more than $270,000 in prize money.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 11 ECLAIR SURPRISE Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 8 55.5kg $9.50
2 5 GREY ASSIGNMENT Kelso Wood Luke Nolen 0.1L 2 59.5kg $13
3 12 TRIBAL ROCK Gai Waterhouse Damien Oliver 0.2L 4 54kg $5F
4 10 SPACECRAFT David Hayes Brett Prebble 0.4L 10 56.5kg $26
5 8 ERASET Danny O’Brien Ben Melham 2.15L 11 56.5kg $10
6 1 LIGHTINTHENITE John O’Shea Craig Williams 3.4L 5 60kg $7.50
7 13 MENADOS (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Michael Walker 3.5L 3 54kg $7
8 7 MAULES CREEK John P Thompson Christian Reith 3.9L 9 57.5kg $19
9 6 KING DIAMOND Jarrod McLean Nicholas Hall 5.15L 7 57.5kg $31
10 4 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes Chad Schofield (a) 5.65L 6 59.5kg $18
11 2 STOUT HEARTED (USA) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 7.65L 12 60kg $7.50
12 9 MR CHARD Dean Lawson Hugh Bowman 8.05L 1 56.5kg $20

Race 9 Results – 4:35PM 2012 MSS Security Sprint (1200 METRES)

#23 Unpretentious from #14 Altar and #3 Excellantes

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 23e UNPRETENTIOUS Nikki Burke Craig Williams 17 54kg $3.60F
2 14 ALTAR Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0.75L 2 54kg $8
3 3 EXCELLANTES Robert Heathcote Michael Rodd 1.05L 1 56.5kg $20
4 2 HOT SNITZEL Gerald Ryan Nash Rawiller 1.55L 11 59.5kg $15
5 21e PETMAN John Hyam Vlad Duric 3.05L 3 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $26
6 12 THE EIGHTH MAKER Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 3.15L 19 55kg $51
7 7 SEA LORD Stephen Brown Luke Currie 3.65L 10 56kg $18
8 20 ADAMANTIUM (NZ) Danny O’Brien James Winks 4.4L 13 54kg $19
9 11 LORD PYRUS (NZ) Judy Mawer Ms Sally Wynne 5.4L 9 55kg $101
10 10 LIVEANDLETDIE Mark Kavanagh Damien Oliver 5.6L 18 55kg $21
11 18 BIGELOW Shea Eden Dwayne Dunn 5.8L 4 54kg $20
12 8 TOO MANY REDS Tony Gollan Glen Boss 6.2L 8 55.5kg $8.50
13 6 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Ms Robyn Freeman-Key 6.3L 5 56kg $9
14 4 ROCKPECKER Ken Fythe Luke Nolen 6.8L 20 56.5kg $61
15 17 SADALBARI Michael Kent Adam McCabe (a) 7L 15 54kg $301
16 1 GREEN BIRDIE (NZ) Tony Vasil Brett Prebble 8.25L 12 59.5kg $31
17 13 METALLURGICAL John P Thompson Christian Reith 10L 14 54.5kg $21
18 15 ADAMON Nathan McPherson Ben Melham 10.5L 16 54kg $31
19 5 DANZYLUM Robbie Griffiths Corey Brown 10.6L 7 56kg $101
20 9 CASCABEL Robbie Griffiths Craig Newitt 11.1L 6 55kg $31

Race 10 Results – 5:15PM 2012 Headquarters Tavern Plate (1400 METRES)

#3 Mahisara from #15 Mosse Diva and #11 The New Boy

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 MAHISARA Paul Messara Craig Williams 5 59kg $12
2 15 MOSSE DIVA David Hayes Brett Prebble 1.5L 15 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $17
3 11 THE NEW BOY Danny O’Brien Jamie Mott 1.6L 10 56kg $41
4 13 HOT LOVER Patrick Payne Mark Zahra 1.9L 7 55kg $6
5 12 ASSERTIVE EAGLE Tony McEvoy Ben Melham 2.65L 1 55kg $9.50
6 16 JUST DISCREET Phillip Stokes Adrian Patterson 3.15L 9 54kg $13
7 2 AERONAUTICAL Lionel Cohen Corey Brown 3.35L 6 59.5kg $5F
8 1 ELUSIVE KING Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4.35L 2 60kg $51
9 18e HINCHLEY WOOD Bill & Symon Wilde Nicholas Hall 4.55L 4 54kg $61
10 7 FLYINGCONI Shea Eden Dwayne Dunn 4.75L 8 57kg $13
11 6 CORNELL Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 5.5L 3 57kg $10
12 14 POTIONS John P Thompson Christian Reith 7.5L 13 54kg $20
13 4 ZABISCO (NZ) Michael Moroney James McDonald 8.5L 14 58kg $31
14 17e MUSHATTA Mark Kavanagh Damien Oliver 8.6L 12 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $21
15 9 SNITSKY Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 43.6L 11 56.5kg $8.50