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Artilleryman Melbourne Cup winner

ArtillerymanArtilleryman was foaled in 1916 and was by the great Comedy King out of the mare Cross Battery (by Stepniak)

His main claim to fame was winning the 1919 Melbourne Cup ridden by Robert Lewis setting a the record time of 3 minutes 24.5 seconds.

He died just over a year later in 1921.

He started at 10/1, carried 47 kgs and picked up £9272 for his owner.

Richmond Main ran second and Two Blues was third.



Comedy King Persimmon St Simon
Tragedy Queen Gallinule
Cross Battery Stepniak Nordenfeldt
Firecross Patrol








Race Winning Record For Artilleryman

WON   12-Oct-18    Caulfield Mona Nursery   4-1/2 f
WON   6-Sep-19   Caulfield Memsie Stakes   9 f
WON   4-Oct-19    Randwick AJC Derby    12 f
WON   11-Oct-19   Caulfield Caulfield Guineas    8 f
WON   4-Nov-19   Flemington Melbourne Cup   16 f
WON   8-Nov-19   Flemington Fisher Plate    12 f
WON   14-Feb-20   Caulfield St George Stakes    9 f
WON   28-Feb-20    Flemington St Leger Stakes    14 f
WON   4-Mar-20    Flemington Governor's Plate   12 f
WON   6-Mar-20   Flemington King's Plate    16 f
WON   20-Mar-20   Rosehill Rawson Stakes    9 f