The 1907 Melbourne Cup was a two-mile handicap horse race which took place on Tuesday, 5 November 1907.

1907 Melbourne Cup
Melbourne Cup
LocationFlemington Racecourse
Date5 Nov 1907
Distance2 miles
Winning horseApologue
Winning time3:27.5
Final odds3/1
JockeyW. Evans
TrainerIsaac Earnshaw
OwnerR. L. Cleland
← 1906
1908 →

This race saw a 19-horse field compete.[1] Jockey Bill Evans rode Apologue to victory after losing 19 pounds in a few days to meet the horse's weight of 7 stone 9 pounds. Evans was so weak after the race he was only able to unbuckle the saddle's girth strap before collapsing unconscious. 15 minutes later and still unconscious he was laid on top of the scales and correct weight was then signaled. Evans would regain conscious an hour later. Poseidon the stable mate of Apologue and the 1906 race winner finished 11th.[2]

This is the list of placegetters for the 1907 Melbourne Cup.[3]

Place Name Jockey Trainer Owner
1 Apologue W. Evans Isaac Earnshaw R L Cleland
2 Mooltan W. McLachlan H. Rayner
3 Mountain King F. Hickey J. Burton

See also



  1. ^ "1907 Melbourne Cup". Retrieved 1 November 2022.
  2. ^ "1907". Australian Sport Though Time. Milsons Point: Random House Australia. 2000. p. 127. ISBN 9781740514019.
  3. ^ "1901 to 1910 Melbourne Cup Winners". races com au. Retrieved 1 November 2022.