Melbourne Cup 2011 Nominations Reveal Low Numbers

September 1st, 2011

Just 163 horses have been nominated for the 2011 Melbourne Cup that will take place at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 1, 2011.

Included in the first round of nominations is last year’s winner Americain and runner-up Maluckyday.

Also included is jumps superstar Black And Bent and last year’s VRC Oaks winner Brazilian Pulse.

Despite failing to finish last year’s race, Gai Waterhouse has nominated 2010 Caulfield Cup winner Descarado for the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

Descarado was unable to run the entire 3,200 metre distance of the Melbourne Cup and jockey Nash Rawiller was forced to unsaddle the horse just metres away from the finishing post.

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2011 Melbourne Cup Nominations

No. Horse Trainer
1 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Anthony Freedman
2 ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent
3 ABSOLUTELYAWESOME (NZ) Michael Moroney
4 AKINOSHIRABE (JPN) John P Thompson
5 AKZAR (IRE) Robert Hickmott
6 ALANDI (IRE) Robert Hickmott
7 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens
8 ALLANTHUS Brian Jenkins
9 ALTIUS Chris Waller
10 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre
11 AMICI NERO Lindsey Smith
12 ANACHEEVA Peter G Moody
13 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer
14 AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE) Robert Hickmott
15 BACK IN BLACK (NZ) John Steffert
16 BASE (NZ) Robert Hickmott
17 BAUER (IRE) Luca Cumani
18 BLACK AND BENT Robert Smerdon
19 BLACKIE (NZ) Michael Kent
20 BOB LE BEAU (IRE) Jessica Harrington
21 BOOMING (NZ) Jeff Lynds
22 BRAZILIAN PULSE (NZ) Michael Moroney
23 BRUSHING (GB) Mark Tompkins
24 BUILDER O’REILLY (NZ) Leon Corstens
25 CAVALRYMAN (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor
26 COSMONAUT Bart Cummings
27 CROCODILE CANYON (NZ) Kevin Myers
28 DANGEROUS MIDGE (USA) Brian Meehan
29 DECEMBER DRAW (IRE) Mark Kavanagh
30 DESCARADO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
31 DIYARAKA (FR) Michael Moroney
32 DON CARLOS (GER) Michael Moroney
33 DON DOMINGO (NZ) Graham Richardson
34 DON’T PUT IT THERE (NZ) Jim & Greg Lee
35 DREAMAWAY Dean Binaisse
36 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Luca Cumani
37 DUBLIN DARLIN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer
38 DUNADEN (FR) Mikel Delzangles
39 EMAS (NZ) Ciaron Maher
40 ERUPTIOUS (NZ) Michael Kent
41 EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ) Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
42 EXCLUDED (NZ) Robert Hickmott
43 FINIGUERRA Darryl Dodson
44 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller
45 FOX HUNT (IRE) Mark Johnston
46 GALILEO’S CHOICE (IRE) Dermot K Weld
47 GALIZANI John P Thompson
48 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney
49 GO WITH THE FLO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
50 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott
51 GUEST WING Shane A Edwards
52 HARRIS TWEED (NZ) Murray Baker
53 HAWK ISLAND (IRE) Chris Waller
54 HEAD NORTH Jason Warren
55 HEEZ BORN LUCKY (NZ) Leigh Childs
56 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
57 HIDDEN GEM David Vandyke
58 HISSING SID Bill & Symon Wilde
59 HOME ON A WING Anthony Cummings
60 HUME (NZ) Brian Smith
61 ILE DE RE (FR) Ian Williams
62 ILLO (GER) Bart Cummings
63 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB) Chris Waller
64 I’M JAKE (NZ) David Brideoake
65 INNOCENT LADY (NZ) Graeme Sanders
66 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan
67 ISHANT Peter G Moody
68 JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) Mark Johnston
69 KING GLADIATOR Chris Waller
70 KING’S ROSE (NZ) Peter G Moody
71 KITTENS Mark Kavanagh
72 LALLA ROOKH Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
73 LAMASERY David Vandyke
74 LARISTAN (FR) David Hayes
75 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody
76 LINTON Robert Hickmott
77 LION TAMER (NZ) Murray Baker
78 LITTORIO Nigel Blackiston
79 LOPOV (NZ) Danny O’Brien
80 LOST IN THE MOMENT (IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor
81 LUCAS CRANACH (GER) Anthony Freedman
82 LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
83 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody
84 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
85 MANIGHAR (FR) Luca Cumani
86 MANY STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings
87 MARDEN (IRE) Chris Waller
88 MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) Judy Mawer
89 MEEZNAH (USA) David Lanigan
90 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott
91 MIDNIGHT MARTINI Mark Kavanagh
92 MIGHTY HIGH (FR) John Moore
93 MODULE (NZ) Peter Gelagotis
94 MODUN (IRE) Sir Michael Stoute
95 MONTAHLIA (NZ) Michael Kent
96 MONTGOMERY (NZ) Colin & Cindy Alderson
97 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott
98 MOYENNE CORNICHE (GB) Brian Ellison
99 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher
100 MUSHATTA Mark Kavanagh
101 MY BENTLEY (NZ) Michael Kent
102 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller
103 MY SCOTSGREY (NZ) Shaune Ritchie
104 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
105 OLDER THAN TIME Gai Waterhouse
106 OLYMPIC WIN (NZ) Robert Smerdon
107 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse
108 PADDY O’REILLY (NZ) Robert Smerdon
109 PEGEMBAK Bart Cummings
110 PERGOLA (NZ) Colin & Cindy Alderson
111 PINKER PINKER Greg Eurell
112 PLANET PURPLE Kerry Parker
113 PLATINUM PASSION Michael Moroney
114 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham
115 PRAECIDO (NZ) David Payne
116 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings
117 RAFFAELLO Patrick F Ryan
118 REBEL SOLDIER (IRE) David Hayes
119 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop
120 RED COLOSSUS Greg Eurell
121 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ) Anthony Cummings
122 REPRISAL David Hayes
123 REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
124 RIGHT OF REFUSAL Nigel Blackiston
125 SADDLE THE STARS Chris Ryan
126 SAHARA SUN (CHI) Luca Cumani
127 SAPTAPADI (IRE) Brian Ellison
128 SCARLETT LADY (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson
129 SEAN BAILE MOR Todd Balfour
130 SEGURO (NZ) Brian Jenkins
131 SENSE OF PURPOSE (IRE) Dermot K Weld
132 SEPTEMBER MORN (IRE) Robert Hickmott
133 SHADOWS IN THE SUN Anthony Cummings
134 SHAMROCKER (NZ) Danny O’Brien
135 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon
136 SHOWCAUSE Frank Ritchie
137 SIERRA NEVADA (NZ) Richard Otto
138 SIMPRE ARRIBA (NZ) Ciaron Maher
139 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens
140 SPLENDID HONOURS Paul Perry
141 STAND TO GAIN (IRE) Chris Waller
142 STRATOCRACY Michael Moroney
143 SUNSET CAFE Leon Corstens
144 SWOOPER Darryl Dodson
145 SYREON Chris Waller
146 TACTIC (GB) David Hayes
147 TAMANU PARK Bart Cummings
148 TANBY Robert Hickmott
149 TED SPREAD (GB) Mark Tompkins
150 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller
151 TINSELTOWN (NZ) Michael Moroney
152 TITCH (NZ) Kevin Myers
153 TRAIN CRUSHER (NZ) Shane A Edwards
154 TRUSTING John P Thompson
155 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
156 TWO FOR TEA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
157 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent
158 VESPER Robert Hickmott
159 VIGOR (NZ) Danny O’Brien
160 VIKING LEGEND Ross Simpson & Tracey Barnes
161 WESTERN SYMBOL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
162 ZAGREB David Hayes
163 ZARA DANCER (NZ) Bruce Wallace