Lantern was a 3 year old colt which won the 4th Melbourne Cup in 1864.
Placings: 2nd place Lantern, 1st place Poet, 3rd place Rose of Denmark Jockeys: S. Davis, W. Perkins, H. Howard Trainer: S. Mahon Winner’s Time: 3:52.0 Weight: 39.46 kg Odds: 15/1 Prize money: £754
Lantern is remembered for holding the slowest winning running time in the Melbourne Cup. His time of 3 minutes 52 seconds is equal to that of Archer’s in the 1861 Melbourne Cup. His owner Hurtle Fisher also entered the colt into the Victoria Derby the following day and on the third day of the meeting, Lantern competed in a mile race. He won both races.