For as long as most Australians can remember, the first Tuesday in November and the start of the Melbourne Cup has become a day where not only those in Melbourne but everyone across the all of Australia comes to a standstill. It’s why they call it…
The Race That Stops A Nation™
Our Melbourne Cup preview should be able to fill you in with all you need to know about this special day.
The Flemington Racecourse sees its max capacity of 100,000 easily met while homes and pubs across the nation have the box turned on in anticipation of the main race that starts at 3pm.
Furthermore, the richest handicap race in the world with prize money of $6.2 million, the Melbourne Cup is known as being the race where the world’s best horses, jockeys and trainers want to compete.
The Melbourne Cup is more than 2 miles in length, has handicapped conditions, and can have a field as large as 24. With all the variables the race has, it can be very tough knowing just who will come out on top and this is why it is loved by so many across the world.
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Melbourne Cup Recent Winners 🏆
Although the Melbourne Cup has been running for more than 150 years, we thought it best to provide you with just the most recent winners of the event. The standout on this list is obviously the three wins in a row by the now legendary Makybe Diva.
|2016||Almandin||52.0||Kerrin McEvoy||Robert Hickmott|
|2015||Prince of Penzance||53.0||Michelle Payne||Darren Weir|
|2014||Protectionist||56.5||Ryan Moore||Andreas Wohler|
|2013||Fiorente||55.0||Damien Oliver||Gai Waterhouse|
|2012||Green Moon||53.5||Brett Pebble||Robert Hickmott|
|2011||Dunaden||54.5||Christophe Lemaire||Mikel Delzangles|
|2010||Americain||54.5||Gerald Mosse||Alain de Royer-Dupre|
|2009||Shocking||51.0||Corey Brown||Mark Kavanagh|
|2008||Viewed||53.0||B Shinn||Bart (J.B.) Cummings|
|2007||Efficient||54.5||Michael Rodd||Graeme Rogerson|
|2006||Delta Blues||56||Yasunari Iwata||Katsuhiko Smuii (Japan)|
|2005||Makybe Diva||58||Glen Boss||Lee Freedman|
|2004||Makybe Diva||55.5||Glen Boss||Lee Freedman|
|2003||Makybe Diva||52||Glen Boss||D. J. Hall|
|2002||Media Puzzle||52.5||D. Oliver||D. K. Weld|
|2001||Etheral||52||S. Seamer||Ms. S. Laxon|
|2000||Brew||55.05||K. McEvoy||M. Moroney|