1862 Melbourne Cup

The 1862 Melbourne Cup was a two mile handicap horse race which took place on Thursday, 13 November 1862.[1]

1862 Melbourne Cup
Melbourne Cup
LocationFlemington Racecourse
Date13 Nov 1862
Distance2 miles
Winning horseArcher
Winning time3:47.0
Final odds2/1
JockeyJohn Cutts
TrainerEtienne L. de Mestre
OwnerEtienne L. de Mestre
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This year was the second running of the Melbourne Cup and Archer's back-to-back wins would not be repeated again for over one hundred years, until Rain Lover's wins.[1]

This is the list of placegetters for the 1862 Melbourne Cup.[1][2]

Place Name Jockey
1 Archer John Cutts
2 Mormon W. Simpson
3 Camden J. Morrison

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  1. ^ a b c "Echo of Archer's Melbourne Cup". The Land (1292). New South Wales, Australia. 20 March 1936. p. 18. Retrieved 29 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "1861 to 1870 Melbourne Cup Winners". races com au. Retrieved 23 October 2020.