2018 Melbourne Cup Results

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The 2018 Melbourne Cup the ‘race that stops a nation’ was a happy end for the Cross Counter that won the race. He finished a length ahead of Marmelo, who came second and of A prince of Arran that finished third. The 2018 Melbourne Cup was the 158th running of the most popular race. The race was held at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday in November at 3 pm. Find out more about the Melbourne Cup results in recent years.

Melbourne Cup Results from 2018

Place Horse Trainer Jockey Weight Prize
1st 23. Cross Counter (GB) (19) C.Appleby K.McEvoy 51kg $4,000,000
2nd 9. Marmelo (GB) (10) H.Morrison H.Bowman 55kg $1,000,000
3rd 17. A Prince Of Arran (GB) (20) C.Fellowes M.Walker 53kg $500,000
4th 13. Finche (GB) (15) C.J.Waller Z.Purton 54kg $300,000
5th 24. Rostropovich (IRE) (21) A.O’Brien W.M.Lordan 51kg $200,000
6th 22. Youngstar (8) C.J.Waller C.Williams 51.5kg $150,000
7th 19. Sir Charles Road (14) L.O’Sullivan & A.Scott D.Dunn 53kg $150,000
8th 1. Best Solution (IRE) (6) S.B.Bin Suroor P.Cosgrave 57.5kg $150,000
9th 5. Muntahaa (IRE) (13) J.Gosden J.Crowley 55.5kg $150,000
10th 16. Ventura Storm (IRE) (7) D. & B.Hayes & T.Dabernig M.Zahra 54kg $150,000
11th 11. Yucatan (IRE) (23) A.O’Brien J.B.McDonald 54.5kg $150,000
12th 18. Nakeeta (GB) (3) I.Jardine R.Bayliss 53kg $150,000
13th 20. Zacada (NZ) (24) M.Baker & A.Forsman D.M.Lane 53kg
14th 4. Chestnut Coat (JPN) (4) Y.Yahagi Y.Kawada 55.5kg
15th 15. Vengeur Masque (IRE) (2) M.D.Moroney P.M.Moloney 54kg
16th 3. Magic Circle (IRE) (17) I.Williams C.Brown 56kg
17th 7. Who Shot Thebarman (NZ) (18) C.J.Waller B.J.Melham 55.5kg
18th 6. Sound Check (GER) (16) M.D.Moroney J.Childs 55.5kg
19th 21. Runaway (12) G. Waterhouse & A. Bott S.Baster 52kg
20th 8. Ace High (22) D.L.Payne T.Angland 55kg
21st 12. Auvray (FR) (1) R.A.Freedman T.Berry 54kg
22nd 10. Avilius (GB) (11) J.A.Cummings G.Schofield 54.5kg
23rd 14. Red Cardinal (IRE) (5) D.K.Weir D.Oliver 54kg
FF 2. The Cliffs of Moher (IRE) (9) A.O’Brien R.Moore 56.5kg

Melbourne Cup – Quick Facts

  • Date: 6 November 2018
  • Time: 3pm (EDST)
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 3200m
  • Race number: 7
  • Prize money: $7.3 million
  • Most wins by a trainer: 12 – Bart Cummings

Video of the 2018 Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup Results from 2018 FAQ

Who won the Melbourne Cup 2018?

The Melbourne Cup 2018 winner was Cross Counter trained by Charlie Appleby.

How many horses will be in the Melbourne Cup 2020?

Like every year the Melbourne Cup field is made up of 24 horses.

What was the number horse than won the Melbourne Cup 2018?

The number horse was 23 Cross Counter.

You can also have a look at the Melbourne Cup 2019 results or the results of the Melbourne Cup 2017.

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