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Comic Court racehorse Melbourne Cup winner

Comic CourtRacehorse Comic Court was foaled in 1945 and was by Powerscourt out of the mare Witty Maid (by Anton King)

From 54 starts he had 28 wins, 11 seconds and 3 thirds and won £48,579.

Main wins:
1948 VRC Derby
1948 VRC St Leger
1949-1950 Memsie Stakes
1949 Craiglee Stakes
1949 & 1950 Turnbull Stakes
1949 & 1950 Mackinnon Stakes
1950& 1951 St George Stakes
1950 Alister Clark Stakes
1950 Caulfield Stakes
1950 Melbourne Cup
1951 William Reid Stakes
1951 C F Orr Stakes
1951 Chipping Norton Stakes.

He won the 1950 Melbourne Cup carrying 59.5 kg by three lengths in the Australasian record time of 3 minutes 19½ seconds.

Retired to stud in 1951, Comic Court had one notable offspring (from Chiquita) in Comicquita who finished second in the 1962 Melbourne Cup.





Powerscourt The Night Patrol Stedfast
Dark Flight
Traquette Traquair
Witty Maid Anton King St Anton
Lady Pistol
Miss Comedy Comedy King
Land Mist







Race Winning Record For Comic Court

WON   16-Aug-47    ARC    Fulham Plate   4 f
WON   13-Dec-47    SAJC    Glengowrie Hcp   abt 5f
WON   29-Dec-47    Port Adelaide RC    Oaklands Plate    5 f.
WON   3-Mar-48      Flemington    Ascot Vale Stakes    6 f.
WON   13-Mar-48    PARC    Sires’ Produce    6-1/2f
WON   30-Oct-48    Flemington    Victoria Derby    12 f.
WON   5-Feb-49      Moonee Valley    Devonshire Hcp    8 f.
WON   19-Feb-49    Moonee Valley    Gisborne Hcp    10 f.
WON   12-Mar-49    Flemington    St Leger Stakes    14 f.
WON   2-Apr-49       Rosehill        Quality Handicap   10 f.
WON   20-Aug-49    Moonee Valley    Macedon Highweight    abt 6 f
WON   3-Sep-49      Caulfield           Memsie Stakes    9 f.
WON   17-Sep-49   Flemington    Craiglee Stakes    10 f.
WON   1-Oct-49      Flemington    Turnbull Stakes    12 f.
WON   29-Oct-49    Flemington    Mackinnon Stakes    10 f.
WON   25-Feb-50   Caulfield       St George Stakes    9 f.
WON   11-Mar-50   Flemington    Ercildoune Stakes   12 f
WON   25-Mar-50   Moonee Valley    Alister Clark Stakes   10 f.
WON   2-Sep-50   Caulfield              Memsie Stakes   9 f.
WON   7-Oct-50    Flemington       Turnbull Stakes   12 f.
WON   18-Oct-50  Caulfield          Caulfield Stakes    9 f.
WON   4-Nov-50   Flemington    Mackinnon Stakes    10 f.
WON   7-Nov-50    Flemington    Melbourne Cup    16 f.
WON   27-Jan-51    Moonee Valley    William Reid Stakes    6 f.
WON   10-Feb-51   Moonee Valley    C F Orr Stakes    8 f.
WON   17-Feb-51   Caulfield    St George Stakes    9 f.
WON   3-Mar-51      Flemington    Ercildoune Stakes    12 f
WON   17-Mar-51    Randwick    Chipping Norton    a12 f

Breeder : H&M Bowyer, Beau Neire Stud, Normanville, SA
Owners : HW Bowyer, then RA, JC and AJ Lee
Trainer : Jim Cummings
Jockeys : Jack Purtell (19) R Nichols (1) H Bastian (2) R Heather (1) J Cowie (1) O Phillips (1) J Thompson (2) P Glennon (1)