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2007 Melbourne Cup

The 2007 Melbourne Cup, the 147th running of Australia's most prestigious thoroughbred horse race, was run on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, going at 3:00 PM local time (0400 UTC). The race was sponsored by Emirates Airline. The winner of the race was Efficient, by a half a length, followed by Purple Moon and Mahler in third.[1]

Due to the 2007 Australian Equine influenza outbreak, believed to have been started by a horse brought into Australia from Japan, neither 2006 Melbourne Cup winner Delta Blues nor runner-up Pop Rock participated in the 2007 Melbourne Cup.

Race starters

These were the confirmed starters, with barrier positions, jockeys, and trainers, for the 2007 Melbourne Cup [2]:

Entry Order Horse Trainer Jockey Weight (kg) Barrier Placing
1 Tawqeet (USA) David Hayes D Dunn 57 3 14th
2 Blue Monday (GB) David Hayes N Rawiller 56 14 7th
3 Blutigeroo Colin Little L Nolen 55.5 12 19th
4 Gallic **SCRATCHED** (NZ) Graeme Rogerson S W Arnold 55.5 24 -
5 Railings Roger James G Childs 55.5 18 20th
6 Efficient (NZ) Graeme Rogerson M Rodd 54.5 10 1st
7 Maybe Better **SCRATCHED** Brian Mayfield-Smith C Brown 54 7 -
8 Tungsten Strike (USA) Amanda Perrett Darryll Holland 54 2 21st (Last)
9 Zipping Graeme Rogerson D Nikolic 54 22 4th
10 Black Tom David Hayes P A Hall 53.5 21 17th
11 Master O'Reilly (NZ) Danny O'Brien V Duric 53.5 17 8th
12 Purple Moon (IRE) Luca Cumani D Oliver 53.5 15 2nd
13 Lazer Sharp David Hayes B Shinn 52.5 16 10th
14 On a Jeune Andrew J Payne K McEvoy 52.5 4 6th
15 Scenic Shot Daniel Morton M J Zahra 52.5 19 16th
16 Sarrera Michael Moroney S Murphy 52 23 18th
17 Sculptor (NZ) Peter Mckenzie L Cropp 52 8 9th
18 Dolphin Jo Terry & Karina O'Sullivan C Lindop 51.5 1 5th
19 Douro Valley Danny O'Brien J M Winks 51.5 13 11th
20 Sirmione Bart Cummings P Mertens 51.5 20 12th
21 The Fuzz **SCRATCHED** (NZ) David Hayes C Williams 51.5 11 -
22 Eskimo Queen (NZ) Michael Moroney C Newitt 51 5 15th
23 Princess Coup Mark Walker N G Harris 51 9 13th
24 Mahler (GB) Aidan O'Brien S Baster 50.5 6 3rd

The favourites for this year's Melbourne Cup were:

1. Master O'Reilly 2. Purple Moon 3. Zipping 4. Sirmione 5. Princess Coup


Place Barrier Horse Race Time
1st 9 Efficient (NZ) 3:23.34
2nd 13 Purple Moon (IRE)
3rd 6 Mahler (GB)
4th 20 Zipping
5th 1 Dolphin Jo
6th 4 On A Jeune
7th 12 Blue Monday (GB)
8th 15 Master O'Reilly (NZ)
9th 7 Sculptor (NZ)
10th 14 Lazer Sharp
11th 11 Douro Valley
12th 18 Sirmione
13th 8 Princess Coup
14th 3 Tawqeet (USA)
15th 5 Eskimo Queen (NZ)
16th 17 Scenic Shot
17th 19 Black Tom
18th 21 Sarrera
19th 10 Blutigeroo
20th 16 Railings
21st 2 Tungsten Strike (USA)
- - Gallic (NZ)<s> Scratched
- - <s>Maybe Better<s> Scratched
- - <s>The Fuzz (NZ)<s> Scratched



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