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2006 Melbourne Cup

The 2006 Melbourne Cup was held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, in Melbourne, Australia.

The winner of the 2006 Melbourne Cup was Delta Blues, ridden by Yasunari Iwata, which won by a nose ahead of Pop Rock, with Maybe Better coming in third place.[1][2]

Field and barriers for the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday 7 November after final declarations[3]:



Order of Entry Form Horse Trainer Jockey Weight
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 Osbourne (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.[4]

Official race times

The official race times and placings as released by the VRC.[5]

Place Barrier Horse Race Time
1st 10 Delta Blues (JPN) 3:21.47
2nd 11 Pop Rock (JPN) 3:21.50
3rd 3 Maybe Better 3:22.18
4th 19 Zipping 3:22.43
5th 6 Land 'n Stars (GB) 3:22.71
6th 7 Mahtoum
7th 4 Yeats
8th 21 Activation
9th 13 Mandela
10th 23 Glistening
11th 5 Kerry O'Reilly
12th 2 Railings
13th 18 Headturner
14th 16 Short Pause
15th 17 Dolphin Jo
16th 12 Art Success
17th 20 Dizelle
18th 9 Geordieland
19th 8 Tawqeet
20th 14 On A Jeune
21st 22 Demerger
22nd 1 Ice Chariot
23rd 15 Zabeat (NZ) 3:29.75
- - Efficient<s> Scratched




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