2006 Melbourne Cup Result
The Japanese stole the show in 2006 with a Melbourne Cup one-two for Katsuhiko Sumii. It was the Japanese trainer's second string Delta Blues that got the victory over the 5/1 joint favourite Pop Rock, but the pair were a good four lenghts clear of the rest of the field.
The best the European raiders could muster was a seventh place finish for Aiden O'Brien's Yeats who went off as an 11/2 chance in the betting.
2006 Melbourne Cup Finishing Positions
|1||21||Delta Blues (JPN) 17/1||5||8-11||K Sumii||Y Imata|
|2||19||Pop Rock (JPN) 5/1J||5||8-5||K Sumii||D Oliver|
|3||8||Maybe Better (AUS) 9/1||4||7-12||B Mayfield-Smith||C Munce|
|4||13||Zipping (AUS) 9/1||5||8-4||G Rogerson||G Boss|