Melbourne Cup 2012 Results: Who won, who came last

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    Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup 2012 (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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    The 2012 Melbourne Cup has been won by Green Moon, who beat Fiorente, and Jakkalberry, in third in a surprise result for all three placings.

    Kelinni finished fourth.

    Ethiopia has run last – it is believed to have injured a tendon, but it appears the horse will survive.

    Green Moon was given the run of the race by jockey Brett Prebble, for owner Lloyd Williams and trainer Robert Hickmott. He was an outsider at $20 to win the race.

    Fiorente, with jockey: James McDonald and trainer: Gai Waterhouse, paid $11.80 for second.

    Jakkalberry in third, ridden by Irish jockey Colm O’Donoghue and Italian trainer Marco Botti, paid $16.

    Official finishing result and margins to next runner:
    1. Green Moon
    2. Fiorente – 1 length
    3. Jakkalberry – 1.25L
    4. Kelinni – .75L
    5. Mount Athos – Short Neck
    6. Glencadum Gold – .75L
    7. Mourayan – .75L
    8. Red Cadeaux – 1L
    9. Precedence – short neck
    10. My Quest for Peace – half neck
    11. Americain – Long neck
    12. Cavalryman – 1L
    13. Voila Ici – Neck
    14. Dunaden – 2L
    15. Niwot – Short 1/2 head
    16. Lights of Heaven – .75L
    17. Winchester – Short neck
    18. Sanagas – Long neck
    19. Maluckyday – Long neck
    20. Galileo’s Choice – Short Head
    21. Unusual Suspect – 1/2 Head
    22. Zabeelionaire – Long Head
    23. Tac De Boistron – 1.25L
    24. Ethiopia – 50L – 63 lengths off the winner.

    The Quinella paid: $506.90
    The Exacta paid: $765.30
    The Trifecta paid: $45,941
    The First Four paid: $969,406.60

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    The Crowd Says (17)

    • November 6th 2012 @ 3:41pm
      John said | November 6th 2012 @ 3:41pm | ! Report

      Surprised honestly to see Fiorente finish 2nd in the Melbourne Cup at 2 miles. At times when racing for Sir Michael Stoute in Great Britain he looked as if 12f was beyond him in some of his races until he finally broke through and won the G2 Princess of Wales Stakes at Newmarket at 12f.

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        November 6th 2012 @ 4:42pm
        Justin Cinque said | November 6th 2012 @ 4:42pm | ! Report

        Maybe it was because this was a slowly run Melbourne Cup. First 2600 was done in 2:46 and last 600 in 34.07. It wasn’t a real staying test.

    • November 6th 2012 @ 7:06pm
      Ernieels said | November 6th 2012 @ 7:06pm | ! Report

      Atrocious ride from Ryan Moore on Mount Athos who was clearly flying when let go. Why the hell he was trying to hold that horse up off a visibly slow pace is beyond me, and I was there today. They were going a crawl and Moore hits the first corner practically pulling the head off he horse trying to hold him up. It was a good thing if there ever was one and he should have let the horse travel on!

    • November 6th 2012 @ 7:14pm
      Mario said | November 6th 2012 @ 7:14pm | ! Report

      How could a horse that ran so poorly as favorite in the Cox Plate who cost punters a fortune win the Cup in a canter. I hope the stewards look into this.

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        November 6th 2012 @ 8:28pm
        Alfred Chan said | November 6th 2012 @ 8:28pm | ! Report

        Mario, there’s no need because it was always part of Williams’ Melbourne Cup strategy. I wrote this for Green Moon in my Cox Plate analysis:

        “If the Melbourne Cup truly is the sole interest of owner Lloyd Williams who is not concerned about the prize money here, a win would mean a penalty in the Melbourne Cup which would be disastrous. He’ll still run a good race and probably figure in the placings but there are horses much more desperate to win this race than Green Moon.”

        With a weight penalty, Green Moon may not have won today. Great management of the horse in my opinion.

        • November 6th 2012 @ 9:40pm
          Oracle said | November 6th 2012 @ 9:40pm | ! Report

          Hey Alfred, you don’t get a penalty for winning the Cox Plate. Williams slaughtered it in the Cox Plate, still the most lacklustre reception for a Cup winner in the last 20 years, I know,I was there.

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            November 6th 2012 @ 10:29pm
            Alfred Chan said | November 6th 2012 @ 10:29pm | ! Report

            Ahh, that’s right. Weight penalties only apply to races of 2400m or more. Cheers. All just a coincidence then.

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              November 7th 2012 @ 12:42am
              peeeko said | November 7th 2012 @ 12:42am | ! Report

              also not for WFA races, you are correct in saying that Williams only concern is the MC

            • November 7th 2012 @ 10:39am
              Greenjoy said | November 7th 2012 @ 10:39am | ! Report

              I still imagine the prerace brief for the Cox Plate was “whatever you do, just don’t injure the horse” (or the equivalent in trainer-speak). It does make perfect sense not to push Green Moon too much if they were really shooting for the MC.

      • November 7th 2012 @ 11:50pm
        rick enright said | November 7th 2012 @ 11:50pm | ! Report

        slow run race,the backmarkers never got into it,he was a flemington specialist and really only eva failed at wfa..his handicap form was what made him short price for the cox plate

    • November 6th 2012 @ 10:59pm
      Geoffrey Stevens said | November 6th 2012 @ 10:59pm | ! Report

      The second-stringers in the 2800 metre Lavazza Long Black earlier in the day ran a course record. It was a truly-run race, and the three best stayers filled the placings. I don’t think that was the case in the Melbourne Cup. Tommy Berry had an easy lead on Glencadam Gold, and there was really no pressure up front. Kelinni had a gun run behind the leaders. It was no surprise to see him finish fourth with the light weight and that run. It turned out to be a sit-and-sprint in the straight, so the effort of Mount Athos to run on to fifth from so far back was very good. Ryan Moore was not the only jockey on a fancied runner who didn’t do the maths and work out it was impossible to win from well back. Mount Athos also copped some interference from Americain rounding the home turn, which made him lose some momentum. I’m not talking through my pocket about Green Moon, as I backed Ocean Park in the Cox Plate, but I couldn’t consider him a chance in the Melbourne Cup after his poor effort in the Cox Plate. There must have been a lot of punters at the Cup today who did their money cold on him in the Cox Plate, and not one of them happy.

    • November 7th 2012 @ 12:21am
      greg said | November 7th 2012 @ 12:21am | ! Report

      yep,well……..i lost.but theres always next year…or maybe the year after???

    • November 8th 2012 @ 10:41pm
      louie said | November 8th 2012 @ 10:41pm | ! Report

      why are stewards not taking race fixing serious Damian oliver