2017 Melbourne Cup Results

Last Updated 21 May 2021 | Commercial content | 18+

The 2017 Melbourne Cup was the 157th running of the ‘race that stops a nation’ won by Rekindling and trained by Joseph O’Brien. The second place was taken by Johannes Vermeer followed by  Max Dynamite. The race was held on 7 November (public holiday) at Flemington Racecourse. Find out more information about the Melbourne Cup results in recent years.

Melbourne Cup Results from 2017

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Weight
1 22 REKINDLING (GB) Joseph O’Brien Corey Brown 51.5kg
2 7 JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ben Melham 54.5kg
3 9 MAX DYNAMITE (FR) William Mullins Zac Purton 54kg
4 13 BIG DUKE (IRE) Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 53.5kg
5 18 NAKEETA (GB) Iain Jardine Glyn Schofield 53kg
6 21 THOMAS HOBSON (GB) William Mullins Ben Allen (a) 52kg
7 4 TIBERIAN (FR) Alain Couetil Olivier Peslier 55.5kg
8 17 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 53kg
9 5 MARMELO (GB) Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 55kg
10 12 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) William Mullins Stephen Baster 54kg
11 6 RED CARDINAL (IRE) Andreas Wohler Kerrin McEvoy 55kg
12 2 ALMANDIN (GER) Robert Hickmott Frankie Dettori 56.5kg
13 24 CISMONTANE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens (a) 50kg
14 23 AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir Dean Yendall 51kg
15 15 BOOM TIME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 53kg (incl. 1.0kg penalty)
16 20 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) Hugo Palmer Craig Williams 53kg
17 19 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 53kg
18 14 US ARMY RANGER (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Jamie Spencer 53.5kg
19 3 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Blake Shinn 56kg
20 1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Damian Lane 57.5kg
21 10 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Glen Boss 54kg
22 8 BONDI BEACH (IRE) Robert Hickmott Michael Walker 54kg
23 16 GALLANTE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Michael Dee 53kg
11 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry

Melbourne Cup 2017 – Quick Facts

  • Date: 7 November
  • Time: 3pm (EDST)
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 3200m
  • Prize Money: $6.25 million

Video of the 2017 Melbourne Cup (full race)

Melbourne Cup 2017 FAQ

Who won the Melbourne Cup in 2017?

The ‘race that stops a nation’ was won in 2017 by Rekindling.

Is there a female jockey in the Melbourne Cup?

The first female jockey to win the event was Michelle J. Payne an Australian jockey.

Who came second in the Melbourne Cup 2017?

The second place went to Johannes Vermeer trained by Aidan O’Brien.

You can also have a look at the Melbourne Cup 2018 results or the results of the Melbourne Cup 2016.

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