2015 Melbourne Cup Exotics Payouts & Results

The official Melbourne Cup 2015 finishing order is now complete with the famous Flemington Race 7 run and won for another spring, Darren Weir’s $101 roughie Prince Of Penzance scoring the upset win, the full exotic payouts and betting results for the ‘race that stops a nation’ detailed here.

Prince Of Penzance

Prince Of Penzance made it a huge payday for roughie backers who took the 2015 Melbourne Cup winner at his $101 odds. Photo: Steve Hart.

This year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) jumped just after its official 3:00pm (AEST) scheduled time with a capacity field of 24 horses in the mix.

Despite the dominance in both the field and betting markets of the international raiders, it was a New Zealand-bred, Australian-trained galloper that stole the show.

From the inside alley, Weir’s Pentire six-year-old Prince Of Penzance barley got a mention throughout the race call of the world’s richest handicap until the final 300m in running when he burst clear and charged to the line for the upset win over Max Dynamite (2nd) and Criterion (3rd).

Jockey Michelle Payne also entered the Melbourne Cup history books as the first ever female hoop to guide a Melbourne Cup winner to victory, thrilled with the way things opened up for her from the 1000m where she took the trail up behind Ed Dunlop’s British raider Trip To Paris.

The Ascot Gold Cup winner and second favourite in Melbourne Cup betting eventually crossed two lengths off the winner in fourth rounding out this year’s Melbourne Cup First Four, but all the honours went to Payne and Prince Of Penzance who crossed the line a half-length clear of William Mullins’ Irish visitor Max Dynamite.

Race favourite was the Japanese-trained Fame Game who could only manage to run five and a half lengths away 13th, while the only other single figure hope in betting outside him and Trip To Paris being the Chris Waller-trained Preferment who ran a disappointing 20th.

Three-time Melbourne Cup runner-up having his fifth start in the classic, Red Cadeaux, failed to finish sustaining a suspected fetlock injury to his left foreleg in the final stages of the event.

He was immediately transferred to the University of Melbourne Veterinary Clinic at Werribee with an update on his condition to be provided by Racing Victoria once known.

For the Melbourne Cup punters looking to see how their Melbourne Cup tips and predictions came off, read our comprehensive 2015 Melbourne Cup Results post.

Below is the basic Melbourne Cup exotic combinations, including the First Four past the post in today’s Melbourne Cup finishing order and what the payouts were at Ladbrokes.com.au – home of the $70,000 Melbourne Cup Prize Giveaway giving one lucky punter a brand new Ford Ranger as first prize!

2015 Melbourne Cup Final Result

Result No. Runner Name Win Best or SP Place Best Tote Place
1st 19 Prince Of Penzance (1) 101.00 101.00 23.00 21.60
2nd 8 Max Dynamite (2) 4.70 4.30
3rd 2 Criterion (4) 5.90 5.50

2015 Melbourne Cup Exotic Combinations


#19 Prince Of Penzance – #8 Max Dynamite

QLD – $773.40

VIC – $784.00

NSW – $910.60


#19 Prince Of Penzance – #8 Max Dynamite

QLD – $2,493.20

VIC – $1,770.30

NSW – $2,050.70


#19 Prince Of Penzance – #8 Max Dynamite – #2 Criterion

QLD – $10,678.30

VIC – $20,010.30

NSW – $26,045.00

First Four

#19 Prince Of Penzance – #8 Max Dynamite – #2 Criterion – #10 Trip To Paris

QLD – $202,747.60

VIC – $307,081.19

NSW – $185,975.00

The action of the Melbourne Cup Carnival continues on Thursday with Crown Oaks Day headlined by the $1 million Group 1 VRC Crown Oaks (2500m) for the three-year-old fillies before concluding on Saturday with a double shot of elite level racing for Emirates Stakes Day.

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