Dunaden is a French-trained thoroughbred racehorse. He won; the horse is managed by David Redvers. He is the first horse to win the Hong Kong Vase after winning the Melbourne Cup; the horse was purchased for €1,500 as a foal at the Arqana mixed December sale in France in 2006. The foal was purchased by Dutch owner/breeder Jetty van der Hulst and grew up at her stud in Nederweert; as a 3-year-old he was claimed out of her stable after winning in France. Dunaden showed his Melbourne Cup credentials in early 2011 with a win in the Prix de Barbeville and a second in the Prix Vicomtesse Vigier, he prepared for the Melbourne Cup in Australia by winning the Geelong Cup. In the Melbourne Cup, he settled back in the running and finished down the middle of the track, hitting the line alongside Red Cadeaux in the closest photo-finish in the Melbourne Cup, winning by 5–10 cm, he went on to win the prestigious Hong Kong Vase a few weeks with Red Cadeaux coming home in third. On 20 October 2012 Dunaden maintained his undefeated run in Australian races with a win in the 2012 Caulfield Cup, following an outstanding ride from jockey Craig Williams.
In doing so, Dunaden became the first horse to win the Caulfield Cup from wider than barrier 15, as well as the first horse to win after being the original horse allotted with the top weight at acceptances. Dunaden is sired by Nicobar, of the rare Byerley Turk sire line. Dunaden retired to Overbury Stud in 2014, his first progeny will being racing as 2-year-olds in 2018. Overbury Stud is offering prizemoney premiums of up to sixty-four percent for all Dunaden first-crop race winners during their two and three year-old season. Dunaden stands for a service fee of £3000, on October First, Standing Live Foal terms. Dunaden's first foals, in 2016, sold for an average price of 9,401 English Guineas. Dunaden: sold for $1500, wins $3.6m - The Age. Retrieved 2 November 2011
Christophe Patrice Lemaire is a French-born jockey. He takes his middle name from his father, who made a name for himself in the world of French handicap racing. In 1999 he obtained the licence required for a French jockey, began racing, he has built up a good track record, becoming the seventh leading jockey in 2003, winning the French Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris in the same year. In 2002 he began racing in Japanese Central Racing races using the short-term licence system, taking part at local racecourses such as Chukyo Racecourse and Kokura Racecourse, he produced impressive results each year. In 2004, as a Grade I jockey, he came second in the Emperor's Cup on Dance in the Mood and second in the Japan Cup on Cosmo Bulk, in the 2005 Daiwa Major he came second in the Mile Championship, but did not win a Jūshō pattern race in Central Racing. However, in 2005, riding Heart's Cry in the Arima Kinen, he led the race, on a horse which until had always been content to play catch-up, pulled off the feat of putting the first dent in the record of the year's undefeated triple winner, Deep Impact.
This was his first Jūshō pattern race win at Grade I, at the same time a new record of four consecutive wins of the same race by a foreign jockey, beating the record set by Olivier Peslier. In 2006 he rode Heart's Cry to victory in the Dubai Sheema Classic, he rode Pride in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, beating the favourite, Hurricane Run. In 2008 he rode the winner of England's second classic of the year, the 1,000 Guineas, aboard the Pascal Bary trained Natagora. In September 2009, he was chosen by the Aga Khan as first jockey, he won the 2011 Melbourne Cup in a photo finish riding Dunaden. Lemaire was scheduled to resume riding in Japan in March 2015, but was suspended by stewards of the Japan Racing Association for 30 days after he used Twitter the night before he was scheduled to participate in races at Hanshin Racecourse. JRA regulations bar any outside contact by jockeys from 9 PM the night before racing until after they have ridden in their final race of the day. In 2017, he became the first foreigner to win the championship.
In 2018, he won Yushun Himba for the second time, on his 39th birthday. In October 2018, he rode Almond Eye to her victory at the Japan Fillies Triple Crown and won the championship for the second consecutive year, breaking Yutaka Take’s long standing record for wins in a year in Japan. Australia Melbourne Cup - - Dunaden France Grand Prix de Paris - - Vespone Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud - - Pride, Sarafina Poule d'Essai des Pouliches - - Divine Proportions, Elusive Wave, Flotilla Prix d'Astarté - - Divine Proportions Prix de Diane - - Divine Proportions, Sarafina Prix d'Ispahan - - Never on Sunday Prix Jean Prat - - Vespone Prix du Jockey Club - - Le Havre Prix Marcel Boussac - - Denebola, Divine Proportions Prix Morny - - Divine Proportions Prix du Moulin de Longchamp - - Starcraft Prix Royal-Oak - - Gentoo Prix Saint-Alary - - Coquerelle, Belle et Celebre, Sagawara Prix Vermeille - - Stacelita, Shareta Great Britain 1,000 Guineas - - Natagora 2,000 Guineas - - Makfi Champion Stakes - - Pride, Literato Cheveley Park Stakes - - Natagora King's Stand Stakes - - Chineur Queen Elizabeth II Stakes - - Starcraft Sun Chariot Stakes - - Sahpresa Yorkshire Oaks - - Shareta Hong Kong Hong Kong Cup - - Pride Japan Arima Kinen - - Heart's Cry, Satono Diamond Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup - - Little Amapola Japan Cup Dirt - - Kane Hekili, Belshazzar Tokyo Daishōten - - Kane Hekili Japan Cup - - Vodka Hanshin Juvenile Fillies - - Major Emblem, Soul Stirring NHK Mile Cup - - Major Emblem Kikuka-shō - - Satono Diamond Victoria Mile - - Admire Lead Tokyo Yūshun - - Rey de Oro Yūshun Himba - - Soul Stirring Shuka Sho - - Deirdre Oka Sho - - Almond Eye, Gran Alegria United Arab Emirates Dubai Sheema Classic - - Heart's Cry United States Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf - - Flotilla Secretariat Stakes - - Bayrir Much of this article was translated from the equivalent article in the Japanese-language Wikipedia, as it was on September 1, 2006
Thoroughbred horse racing is a worldwide sport and industry:(involving the racing of Thoroughbred horses. It is governed by different national bodies. There are two forms of the sport: Flat racing and jump racing, called National Hunt racing in the UK and steeplechasing in the US. Jump racing can be further divided into steeplechasing. Traditionally racehorses have been owned by wealthy individuals, it has become common in the last few decades for horses to be owned by syndicates or partnerships. Notable examples include the 2005 Epsom Derby winner Motivator, owned by the Royal Ascot Racing Club, 2003 Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide, owned by a group of 10 partners organized as Sackatoga Stable. 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, owned by IEAH stables, a horse racing hedgefund organization. Most race horses were bred and raced by their owners. Beginning after World War II, the commercial breeding industry became more important in North America and Australasia, with the result that a substantial portion of Thoroughbreds are now sold by their breeders, either at public auction or through private sales.
Additionally, owners may acquire Thoroughbreds by "claiming" them out of a race. A horse runs in the unique colours of its owner; these colours must be registered under the national governing bodies and no two owners may have the same colours. The rights to certain colour arrangements are valuable in the same way that distinctive car registration numbers are of value, it is said. If an owner has more than one horse running in the same race some slight variant in colours is used or the race club colours may be used; the horse owner pays a monthly retainer or, in North America, a "day rate" to his or her trainer, together with fees for use of the training center or gallops and farrier fees and other expenses such as mortality insurance premiums, stakes entry fees and jockeys' fees. The typical cost of owning a race horse in training for one year is in the order of £15,000 in the United Kingdom and as much as $35,000 at major race tracks in North America; the facilities available to trainers vary enormously.
Some trainers pay to use other trainers' gallops. Other trainers have every conceivable training asset, it is a feature of racing that a modest establishment holds its own against the bigger players in a top race. This is true of national hunt racing. In 1976, Canadian Bound became the first Thoroughbred yearling racehorse to be sold for more than US$1 million when he was purchased at the Keeneland July sale by Canadians, Ted Burnett and John Sikura, Jr. Racing is governed on an All-Ireland basis, with two bodies sharing organising responsibility; the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board is the rulemaking and enforcement body, whilst Horse Racing Ireland governs and promotes racing. In 2013, Ireland exported more than 4,800 Thoroughbreds to 37 countries worldwide with a total value in excess of €205 million; this is double the number of horses exported annually from the U. S. In Great Britain, Thoroughbred horse racing is governed by the British Horseracing Authority which makes and enforces the rules, issues licences or permits to trainers and jockeys, runs the races through their race course officials.
The Jockey Club in the UK has been released from its regulatory function but still performs various supporting roles. A significant part of the BHA's work relates to the disciplining of trainers and jockeys, including appeals from decisions made by the course stewards. Disciplinary enquiries relate to the running of a horse, for example: failure to run a horse on its merits, interference with other runners, excessive use of the whip; the emergence of internet betting exchanges has created opportunities for the public to lay horses and this development has been associated with some high-profile disciplinary proceedings. In order to run under rules a horse must be registered at Weatherbys as a Thoroughbred, it must reside permanently at the yard of a trainer licensed by the BHA or a permit holder. The horse's owner or owners must be registered as owners. Thoroughbred racing is governed on a state-by-state basis in Australia; the Australian Turf Club administers racing in New South Wales, the Victoria Racing Club is the responsible entity in Victoria, the Brisbane Racing Club was an amalgamation in 2009 of the Queensland Turf Club and Brisbane Racing Club, administers racing in Queensland.
Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne is home to the Melbourne Cup, the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world, one of the richest turf races. The race is held on the first Tuesday in November during the Spring Racing Carnival, is publicised in Australia as "the race that stops a nation". Regulation and control of racing in the United States is fragmented. A state government entity in each American state that conducts racing will license owners and others involved in the industry, set racing dates, enforce drug restrictions and other rules. Pedigree matters and the registration of racing colors, are the province of The Jockey Club, which maintains the American Stud Book and approves the names of all Thoroughbreds; the National Steeplechase Association is the official sanctioning body of American steeplechase horse racing. Regulation of horse racing in Canada is under the Jockey Club of Canada. There are a few racing venues across Canada, but the major events are in Ont
Viewed was an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 148th Melbourne Cup on 4 November 2008. Prior to the Cup, Viewed won the AJC Listed Japan Racing Association Plate on April 30, 2008 and two months he qualified by winning the Group 2 Brisbane Cup on 9 June 2008. In the Melbourne Cup on November 4, Viewed defeated the Luca Cumani-trained Bauer in a photo finish; the finish was so close that the electronic timing devices, which are placed inside the saddle cloths, recorded that Bauer had completed the course one-hundredth of a second faster than Viewed. Viewed was ridden by Blake Shinn, it was the 12th for Cummings. It was the fourth time Cummings had won the Cup in partnership with the owner. Viewed was an outsider in the Melbourne Cup, paid $41.00 on the totalisator in New South Wales. Following the Melbourne Cup, Viewed failed to break through in four starts during the autumn however these runs included a 4th in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes, 4th in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes, 2nd in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes and 3rd in Group 1 The BMW.
Viewed returned in the spring to win the Group 1 Caulfield Cup on 17 October 2009. He was ridden by Brad Rawiller, came from the tail of the field. Viewed was the first original topweight in history to win the Caulfield Cup, the first Melbourne Cup winner to win the following year's Caulfield Cup since Rising Fast in 1955. Viewed defeated one of his stablemates, Roman Emperor, was Cummings's seventh winner of the race. After his victory in the Caulfield Cup, Viewed ran in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes on Victoria Derby Day and finished 3rd and finished 7th in the Melbourne Cup behind the eventual winner Shocking. On 18 April 2010, Viewed was euthanised following complications from a twisted bowel. List of Melbourne Cup winners Viewed's racing record Viewed's pedigree and partial racing stats
Gabriel Marie "Gai" Waterhouse is an Australian horse trainer and businesswoman. The daughter of Tommy J. Smith, a leading trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses, Waterhouse was born and raised in Sydney. After graduating from the University of New South Wales, she worked as an actor for a time, appearing in both Australian and English television series. Having worked under her father for a period of 15 years, Waterhouse was granted an Australian Jockey Club licence in 1992, trained her first Group One winner that year. In 1994, after her father became ill, she took over his Tulloch Lodge stable, she has since trained 132 G1 winners and won seven Sydney trainers' premierships, she was the trainer of Fiorente, the winner of the 2013 Melbourne Cup, becoming the second woman to train a winner of that race. Waterhouse was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2007, has been described as the "first lady of Australian racing". Waterhouse is the daughter of Valerie and Tommy J. Smith, a leading trainer of thoroughbred racehorses, based in Sydney.
She was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Rose Bay in Sydney, completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of New South Wales in 1975. Waterhouse made a name for herself as a model and actor, including in the Australian drama The Young Doctors before moving to England and appearing in the Doctor Who story The Invasion of Time, she returned to Australia where she served an apprenticeship under her father for fifteen years before getting her own trainer's licence. Waterhouse was granted her Australian Jockey Club licence in January 1992, although this was made difficult as her husband, Robbie Waterhouse, was banned over his involvement in the Fine Cotton scandal. AJC rules at the time stipulated that the spouse of a banned person could not be licensed, although this was subsequently overturned, her first winner was the horse Gifted Poet in March 1992, her first Group One winner was Te Akau Nick in the Metropolitan Handicap in October that year. After her father, T. J. Smith became ill, he passed on the Tulloch Lodge stable to her in the 1994–95 season.
Waterhouse first achieved fame in Australia when Nothin' Leica Dane came into the Melbourne Cup in 1995 after winning the Victoria Derby three days earlier. The three-year-old colt ran second in the Melbourne Cup, a race which no three-year-old had won since Skipton in 1941. During the 1996 -- 97 season, she won her first Sydney premiership. In 2001, Waterhouse trained the first and third place-getters in the Golden Slipper and added the first of three successive Sydney training premierships, culminating with 156 wins in 2002/03, equalling her father's Sydney training record. In the 2004–05 racing season, Waterhouse had eleven Group One wins and added a fifth Sydney training premiership; as of 2010, the Waterhouse stable at Tulloch Lodge had won 102 Group One races. Waterhouse's other successful horses include Golden Slipper winners Dance Hero, Ha Ha and the newly crowned 2008 Golden Slipper winner and Australian two-year-old of the year, Sebring. Prolific Group One winners Grand Armee and All Our Mob as well as two time Epsom Handicap winner Desert War.
Waterhouse won the 2010 BMW Caulfield Cup with Descarado. In the 2012 Caulfield Guineas Waterhouse's hot favourite Pierro, undefeated in his first eight races, was beaten by All Too Hard in a major upset. All Too Hard is the half-brother of star sprinter Black Caviar. In the Caulfield Cup, Waterhouse was dealt yet another blow when favourite Glencadam Gold finished 15th, nine lengths behind last year's Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden. At the 2013 Sydney Cup day, owner John Singleton sacked Waterhouse live on television after her son Tom Waterhouse, a bookmaker told acquaintances that Singleton's horse More Joyous would lose the All Ages Stakes, which it did. Both Gai Waterhouse and Tom Waterhouse denied any wrongdoing. Stewards laid two charges against Waterhouse. On 27 May, Waterhouse was found guilty and fined A$5500. On 5 November 2013, Waterhouse won her first Melbourne Cup with Fiorente, she is the second female trainer to win the race, the first Australian woman. On 30 September 2000, Waterhouse was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for "outstanding contribution to thoroughbred racing".
She is an Australian Living Treasure nominated by the National Trust of Australia. Waterhouse was inducted into the Australian Racing's Hall of Fame in November 2007, following in the footsteps of her late father, T. J. Smith. In October 2018, she was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, her father was inducted in 1996. AJC Oaks - Coco Cobanna.
Ryan Moore (jockey)
Ryan Lee Moore is an English flat racing jockey, Champion Jockey in 2006, 2008 and 2009. He is the first choice jockey for Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle operation, a role in which he rides horses owned by Coolmore Stud, he sometimes rides horses for Juddmonte and The Queen. Moore is the son of successful trainer and former jump jockey Gary L. Moore, brother to jump jockeys Jamie Moore and Joshua Moore, top amateur jockey Hayley Moore, he is the grandson of trainer Charlie Moore, a well-known character who lived around the corner from Brighton Racecourse. Charlie was a second-hand car salesman, many stories have circulated about his dual career, including how he swapped three truck tyres in exchange for a filly, how he started training when he accidentally bought a horse by raising his hand at auction, he is close to Gary's sister, his aunt Candy, a jockey. Ryan considers himself the laziest of the family. Moore starting riding at four, having lessons at his grandad with the pony club. However, he didn't enjoy cross country and showjumping, finding it a "bit tame" when he wanted to be doing competitive racing instead.
National Hunt jockey AP McCoy rode for Moore's father when in his teens and Moore, aged 12, led him over hurdles as they schooled horses. Moore was influenced by his dedication. "He wanted to ride everything in the yard. His work ethic was huge," he told an interviewer. Unlike his siblings, who knew from an early age that they wanted to race, this wasn't always clear to Moore. Football was another passion, he had trials with Brighton and Hove Albion. Moore's first wins came as a 16-year-old, when he decided to take up racing as a career, although his mother Jayne tried to persuade him to stay at school and complete his A-levels believing he wouldn't make it in racing. At one point, he too did not consider himself good enough. During his A-levels, he was taking days off to ride, but this only lasted one term before he gave up. Moore rode winners for his grandad before the latter died in 2000. "I was close to him and won a couple of races before he died in 2000. I like to think. I'm glad he saw it."
At 16, he weighed 8st 10lb, but by the time he became champion apprentice he had to get down to 7st 13lb. Moore's first mentor was Richard Hannon, a trainer for whom he would still be winning big races when Hannon retired in 2013, he was sent to Hannon by his father. At the end of his first full season, he had Group race experience, his first major victory came for a different trainer, when he won the 2002 Cesarewitch Handicap for Martin Pipe on Miss Fara on 19 October 2002. He got his first black type victory that same year when winning the Listed Jebel Ali Stakes in the United Arab Emirates shortly after Christmas 2002, he didn't score any major victories in 2003, had a strike rate of under 10%, but it was enough for him to become Champion Apprentice. 2004 saw him top 100 winners and £1 million in prize money for the first time and on 29 August, he won his first group race, the Group 3 Prestige Stakes at Goodwood. For Hannon, he won his first Group 2 race, taking the Mill Reef Stakes on Galleota in September.
Moore rode for Sir Michael Stoute, sharing those duties with Kerrin McEvoy, Mick Kinane and others after Kieren Fallon quit as stable jockey to ride for Aidan O'Brien. It was for Stoute he had his first Group 1 win, on Notnowcato in the Juddmonte International at York in August 2006; that year he won his first jockeys' title. He had said that the odds of 8/1 on him becoming champion at the start of the season were too generous, but he had expected to finish third. Commentators were suggesting that his "resilience and iron will should turn Moore into one of racing's iconic figures." In 2006, he was riding at 8st 5lb most days. In 2007, he rode Notnowcato to victory in the Tattersalls Gold Cup in Ireland, in the Eclipse. For the latter race, Moore took the horse down the stands side, while the remainder of the field including odds-on favourite and Derby winner Authorized and George Washington. In that year, Stoute horses gave him 47 of his 126 wins. Moore spent three months injured during the season, preventing him from retaining his title, but a late season crop of victories meant he still finished third in the jockeys table.
These efforts were rewarded when he was offered the job as stable jockey at the end of the 2007 season, while he was in Tokyo, riding Papal Bull in the Japan Cup. Hannon meanwhile would make more use of his son-in-law Richard Hughes, after his retainer with Khaled Abdullah came to an end. Moore would say of Stoute, "he's just a clever man - an unbelievable brain."On the Thursday of Glorious Goodwood in 2007, Moore won four races, including the Goodwood Cup on Allegretto. It is thought he would have won the 2007 jockeys' championship if he hadn't broken his arm in a fall, he would win it again in 2008. In April 2009, he rode winners at Sandown Park, Sha Tin in Hong Kong, Windsor on consecutive days, the 36 hour trip to the Far East winning him nearly £50,000 after he won the Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Presvis, trained by Luca Cumani; that summer, he won the King George Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Conduit for Stoute. The first three, all trained by Stoute, came together, leading to a steward's inquiry, but Conduit kept the result.
Over the course of 2009 and 2010, he swept the big races of the world. He won at the Breeders' Cup in the autumn after sealing a third jockeys' title, he won the 2010 Derby on Workforce in a course record time, the Oaks on consecutive days. He crowne
The Melbourne Cup is Australia's most famous annual Thoroughbred horse race. It is a 3200-metre race for three-year-olds and over, conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, it is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world, one of the richest turf races. The event starts at 3pm on the first Tuesday in November and is known locally as "the race that stops a nation"; the Melbourne Cup has a long tradition, with the first race held in 1861. It was over two miles but was shortened to 3,200 metres in 1972 when Australia adopted the metric system; this reduced the distance by 18.688 metres, Rain Lover's 1968 race record of 3:19.1 was accordingly adjusted to 3:17.9. The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with a time of 3:16.3. The race is a quality handicap for horses 3 years old and over, run over a distance of 3200 metres, on the first Tuesday in November at Flemington Racecourse; the minimum handicap weight is 50 kg.
There is no maximum weight. The weight allocated to each horse is declared by the VRC Handicapper in early September; the Melbourne Cup race is a handicap contest in which the weight of the jockey and riding gear is adjusted with ballast to a nominated figure. Older horses carry more weight than younger ones, weights are adjusted further according to the horse's previous results. Weights were theoretically calculated to give each horse an equal winning chance in the past, but in recent years the rules were adjusted to a "quality handicap" formula where superior horses are given less severe weight penalties than under pure handicap rules. After the declaration of weights for the Melbourne Cup, the winner of any handicap flat race of the advertised value of A$55,000 or over to the winner, or an internationally recognised Listed, Group, or Graded handicap flat race, shall carry such additional weight, for each win, as the VRC Handicapper shall determine. Entries for the Melbourne Cup close during the first week of August.
The initial entry fee is $600 per horse. Around 300 to 400 horses are nominated each year. Following the allocation of weights, the owner of each horse must on four occasions before the race in November, declare the horse as an acceptor and pay a fee. First acceptance is $960, second acceptance is $1,450 and third acceptance is $2,420; the final acceptance fee, on the Saturday prior to the race, is $45,375. Should a horse be balloted out of the final field, the final declaration fee is refunded; the race directors retain the absolute discretion to exclude any horse from the race, or exempt any horse from the ballot on the race, but in order to reduce the field to the safety limit of 24, horses are balloted out based on a number of factors which include: 1000 prize money earned in the previous two years, 9 wins or placings in certain lead-up races 3 allocated handicap weight The winner of the following races are exempt from any ballot: Lexus Stakes LKS Mackinnon Stakes Cox Plate Caulfield Cup The Bart Cummings Andrew Ramsden Stakes Doncaster Cup Irish St. Leger Tenno Sho Sankei Sho All Comers Arlington Million San Juan Capistrano Handicap Australian Stayers ChallengeThe limitation of 24 starters is stated explicitly to be for safety reasons.
However, in the past far larger numbers were allowed - the largest field raced was 39 runners in 1890. International horses that are entered for the Melbourne Cup must undergo quarantine in an approved premises in their own country for a minimum period of 14 days before travelling to Australia; the premises must meet the Australian Government Standards. The Werribee International Horse Centre at Werribee racecourse is the Victorian quarantine station for international horses competing in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival; the facility has stabling for up to 24 horses in five separate stable complexes and is located 32 km from the Melbourne CBD. The total prize money for the 2018 race is A$7,300,000, plus trophies valued at $250,000; the first 12 past the post receive prize money, with the winner Cross Counter being paid $4 million, second $1 million, third $500,000, fourth $250,000, fifth $175,000, with sixth through to twelve place earning $150,000. Prizemoney is distributed to the connections of each horse in the ratio of 85 percent to the owner, 10 percent to the trainer and 5 percent to the jockey.
The 1985 Melbourne Cup, won by "What a Nuisance", was the first race run in Australia with prize money of $1 million. The Cup has a $500,000 bonus for the owner of the winner if it has won the group one Irish St. Leger run the previous September; the winner of the first Melbourne Cup in 1861 received a gold watch. The first Melbourne Cup trophy was awarded in 1865 and was an elaborate silver bowl on a stand, manufactured in England; the first existing and un-altered Melbourne Cup is from 1866, presented to the owners of The Barb. The silver trophy presented in 1867, now in the National Museum of Australia, was made in England but jewellers in Victoria complained to the Victorian Racing Club that the trophy should have been made locally, they believed the work of Melbournian, William Edwards, to be superior in both design and workmanship to the English made trophy. No trophy was awarded to the Melbourne Cup winner for the next eight years. In 1876 Edward Fischer, an immigrant from Austria, produced the first Australian-made trophy.
It was an Etruscan shape with two handles