Melbourne Cup Results

Last Updated 6 Mar 2023 | Commercial content | 18+

If you are looking for the Melbourne Cup results, you have come to the right place. As soon as the Melbourne Cup race finishes we will post an update so make sure to come back.

“The Race that Stops a Nation” is the pinnacle of Australian horse racing. Every first Tuesday in November the whole country grinds to a standstill in expectation of the Melbourne Cup wanting to see who will go down in the Melbourne Cup results history.

2021 Melbourne Cup Results

This year’s Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday 1st November at Flemington Racecourse. Horse racing fans are already eagerly waiting for this high-stakes Australian horse race to start.

Who will be victorious come November this year? Everyone wants to know and so do we! We’ll post the results the second they’re official so make sure to check back with us.

Find more information about 2021 Melbourne Cup results.

2020 Melbourne Cup Results

The 2020 edition of the Melbourne Cup took place on 3rd November 2020 at Flemington Racecourse in Caulfield, Australia.

Find more information about 2020 Melbourne Cup results.

The 2020 Melbourne Cup finishing order was as followed:

Final Position Horse Jockey Trainer
1st Twilight Payment (IRE) Jye McNeil Joseph O’Brien
2nd Tiger Moth (IRE) Kerrin McEvoy Aidan O’Brien
3rd Prince of Arran (GB) Jamie Kah Charlie Fellowes
4th The Chosen One (NZ) Daniel Stackhouse Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
5th Persan Micheal Dee Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6th Sir Dragonet (IRE) Glen Boss Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
7th Verry Elleegant (NZ) Mark Zahra Chris Waller
8th Russian Camelot (IRE) Damien Oliver Danny O’Brien
9th Finche (GB) James McDonald Chris Waller
10th Ashrun (FR) Declan Bates Andreas Wohler
11th Oceanex (NZ) Dean Yendall Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
12th Warning Luke Currie Anthony & Sam Freedman
13th Surprise Baby (NZ) Craig Williams Paul Preusker
14th Miami Bound (NZ) Daniel Moor Danny O’Brien
15th Master of Reality (IRE) Ben Melham Joseph O’Brien
16th Steel Prince (IRE) William Pike Anthony & Sam Freedman
17th Etah James (NZ) Billy Egan Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
18th Vow And Declare Jamie Mott Danny O’Brien
19th Mustajeer (GB) Michael Rodd Kris Lees
20th Stratum Albion (GB) Jordan Childs Willie Mullins
21st Dashing Willoughby (GB) Michael Walker Andrew Balding
22nd Avilius (GB) John Allen James Cummings
FF Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) Hugh Bowman Aidan O’Brien

2019 Melbourne Cup Results

The 2019 Melbourne Cup took place on 5th November at 3 PM local time. All those eager horse racing enthusiasts and punters were either at the Flemington racetrack or glued to their TV screens to see who would become the 2019 Melbourne Cup winner and take the prize of $4,000,000 and the trophy worth more than $150,000.

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Finished Horse Trainer Jockey
1st Vow And Declare Danny O’Brien Craig Williams
2nd Prince of Arran Charlie Fellowes Michael Walker
3rd Il Paradiso Aidan O’Brien Wayne Lordan

2018 Melbourne Cup Results

The winner of the 2018 Melbourne Cup was four-year-old bay gelding Cross Counter, owned by Godolphin. This was the first win for Godolphin in 20 years, and Cross Counter was also the highest-ranked horse on the list of potential 2019 Cup winners. In 2018, he finished first with a one-length advantage over Marmelo, and three lengths over Prince Of Arran, who placed third.
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Finished Horse Trainer Jockey
1st Cross Counter Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy
2nd Marmelo Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman
3rd A Prince of Arran Charlie Fellows Michael Walker

2017 Melbourne Cup Results

Rekindling took the win in 2017, having run an outstanding race and winning by just half a length. His trainer was Joseph O’Brien, the son of world-renowned Irish trainer, Aidan O’Brien.

Johannes Vermeer, who was in the lead from the beginning, finished second, and Max Dynamite placed third. All top three horses were international, and Big Duke, the Australian Thoroughbred managed to finish in fourth place. Find more information about 2017 Melbourne Cup results.

Finished Horse Trainer Jockey
1st Rekindling Joseph O’Brien Corey Brown
2nd Johannes Vermeer Aidan O’Brien Ben Melham
3rd Max Dynamite William Mullins Zac Purton

2016 Melbourne Cup Results

The winner of the 2016 Cup was Almandin, trained by Robert Hickmott. The six-year-old bay gelding’s jockey was Kerrin McEvoy, who managed to win the Cup first in 2000 with Brew, and then once again 16 years later with Almandin. Almandin’s win did not come as a surprise since he was dominant in two races leading up to the Melbourne Cup – The Bart Cummings and the Harry White Classic. Find more information about the 2016 Melbourne Cup results.

Finished Horse Trainer Jockey
1st Almandin Robert Hickmott Kerrin McEvoy
2nd Heartbreak City Tony Martin Joao Moreira
3rd Hartnell John O’Shea James McDonald

2015 Melbourne Cup Results

When it comes to the legendary Melbourne Cup results history, there is nothing quite like Prince of Penzance winning in 2015 at odds of 100/1. Prince of Penzance was ridden by Michelle Payne, who became the first female jockey to win the Cup. Max Dynamite, trained by William Mullins came second, and Criterion, an Australian Thoroughbred, finished third. Find more information about 2015 Melbourne Cup results.

Finished Horse Trainer Jockey
1st Prince of Penzance Darren Weir Michelle Payne
2nd Max Dynamite William Mullins Frankie Dettori
3rd Criterion David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig Michael Walker

2014 Melbourne Cup Results

The time ran by the 2014 Melbourne Cup winner, Protectionist, certainly goes down in the Melbourne Cup results history as one of the best race times ever achieved. He had the best running time in the last ten years (3:17:7) and is only one of a handful of horses to run under 3:20.0 in this century. His trainer, Andreas Wohler, became the first German trainer to win the Cup.

Finished Horse Trainer Jockey
1st Protectionist Andreas Wohler Ryan Moore
2nd Red Cadeaux Ed Dunlop Gerald Moose
3rd Who Shot Thebarman Chris Waller Glen Boss

2013 Melbourne Cup Results

Fiorente, who was the runner-up in the previous Melbourne Cup, and Red Cadeaux, who was the second both in 2011 and 2014 battled for the first place in 2013. Trained by Gai Waterhouse, he managed to win as he proved to be better prepared for the latter stages of the race. He was ridden by Damien Oliver, a legendary Australian jockey, who had previously ridden two Melbourne Cup winners – Doriemus in 1995, and Media Puzzle in 2002.

Finished Horse Trainer Jockey
1st Fiorente Gai Waterhouse Damien Oliver
2nd Red Cadeaux Ed Dunlop Gerald Moose
3rd Mount Athos Luca Cumani Craig Williams

2012 Melbourne Cup Results

The 2012 winner, Green Moon, managed to win by a length and a half, ridden by Brett Prebble. He was not considered to be among the top contenders to win because his performance in the Cox Plate, which took place ten days before the Cup, was rather unimpressive. Fiorente finished second, and Botti’s Jakkalberry third.

Finished Horse Trainer Jockey
1st Green Moon Robert Hickmott Brett Prebble
2nd Fiorente Gai Waterhouse James McDonald
3rd Jakkalberry Marco Botti Colm O’Donoghue

Who is the most successful horse in Melbourne Cup history?

Makybe Diva, trained first by David Hall and then by Lee Freedman, is the only horse to win three Melbourne Cups – at consecutive editions no less – and is the only mare to have won the race more than once. She is, therefore, considered by many to be the most successful horse to have won the high-stakes horse racing event that is the Melbourne Cup.

After Makybe Diva, there are four horses tied joint-second with two wins each: Think Big who won in 1974 and 1975, Rain Lover who won in 1968 and 1969, Peter Pan who won in 1932 and 1934 and Archer who won the inaugural race in 1961 and then again in 1962.

Who is the most successful jockey in Melbourne Cup history?

Jockeys Bobby Lewis and Harry White rank joint-first for having won the Melbourne Cup the most with four races each.

Among the six winning jockeys who have all won three times each are Glen Boss, who rode Makybe Diva during all three of her winning races at the Melbourne Cup, and Kerrin McEvoy who rode Cross Counter to victory in 2018.

Who is the most successful trainer in Melbourne Cup history?

A legend in the horse racing industry, Bart Cummings is the most successful horse trainer in Melbourne Cup history. His horses have been crowned the winner of the Melbourne Cup twelve times, first in 1965 and last in 2008.

Bart Cummings is so revered by those in the racing industry that the Bart Cummings, a handicap race that takes place during the Melbourne Cup carnival, was established in 2015 in his honour.

Melbourne Cup Results and Dividends

The Melbourne Cup is the second richest race in the horse racing industry with a total purse of $8,000,000. This means that although the stakes are high for those betting on the race, they’re even higher for those involved in the race.

For the horses who place between first and twelfth place in the final results, there is prize money waiting for them once they cross the finish line (read more about the Melbourne Cup prize money). Any prize money won is split three ways: the owner receives 85%, the trainer gets 10% and the jockey receives 5%. The winning horse wins $4,400,000 which decreases incrementally down to $160,000, which is how much the horses who place sixth through twelfth win for their racing efforts.


Who won the Melbourne Cup in 2020?

Twilight Payment, trained by Joseph O’Brien and ridden by Jye McNeil, won the 2020 edition of the Melbourne Cup.

Who came last in the Melbourne Cup 2020?

Avilius came last in the 2020 Melbourne Cup.

How do they pick the winner of the Melbourne Cup?

As with many horse racing events, the horse that crosses the finish line first becomes the winner of the Melbourne Cup.

Which horses will be running in the Melbourne Cup 2023?

The final lineup of horses racing in this year’s Melbourne Cup has not yet been announced but we will find out closer to race day. The final field draw, which determines which horse will have which barrier on the track, normally takes place in October.

Who will win the Melbourne Cup in 2023?

Although no one can know who will win this high-stakes horse racing event, predictions will be available as the Melbourne Cup approaches for those who wish to bet on the race.

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