Melbourne Cup Results

2020 Melbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: #6 Twilight Payment
  • 2nd: #21 Tiger Moth
  • 3rd: #12 Prince Of Arran
  • 4th: #17 The Chosen One



The Melbourne Cup Results are out as soon as the $8 million Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) is run and won at 3:00pm (AEDT) at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of November each year.

The Melbourne Cup is the richest handicap race in the world and because of this, and because of the quality of contenders in the Melbourne Cup field, the Melbourne Cup results are the most anticipated set of race results each and every year.

Bet on the 2020 Melbourne Cup Results

Betting on the Melbourne Cup 2020 results is now open at leading online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au and is led by the likes the Aidan O’Brien-trained Irish raider Tiger MothRussian Camelot for last year’s winning trainer Danny O’Brien and last year’s fifth-placed Surprise Baby.

2020 Melbourne Cup Results

The official 2020 Melbourne Cup Results & Finishing Order will be provided in full below as soon as the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’ is run and won on Tuesday November 3, 2020 . 

Most recently the 2020 Melbourne Cup Results saw an all-international trifecta with the Joseph O’Brien-trained Twilight Payment ($26) scoring an all-the-way upset over fellow Irish galloper Tiger Moth, while UK marvel Prince Of Arran ran third for a hat-trick of Melbourne Cup placings.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 12 55.5kg $26
2 21 TIGER MOTH (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Kerrin McEvoy 0.4L 22 52.5kg 2.5kg $6.50
3 12 PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) Charlie Fellowes Jamie Kah 0.6L 1 54.5kg $9.50
4 17 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Daniel Stackhouse 2.35L 5 53.5kg $41
5 24 PERSAN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 2.45L 19 51kg 1.0kg $41
6 5 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 3.45L 14 55.5kg $12
7 7 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 3.85L 15 55.5kg 0.5kg $10
8 15 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 3.95L 16 53.5kg $13
9 11 FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller James McDonald 4.7L 6 54.5kg $21
10 18 ASHRUN (FR) Andreas Wohler Declan Bates 4.8L 23 53kg $26
11 22 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Dean Yendall 5.55L 17 51.5kg $81
12 19 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 6.8L 8 53kg $41
13 13 SURPRISE BABY (NZ) Paul Preusker Craig Williams 8.8L 7 54.5kg $6F
14 23 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 10.55L 13 51kg $41
15 4 MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Ben Melham 10.75L 11 56kg $19
16 16 STEEL PRINCE (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman William Pike 10.95L 20 53.5kg 1.0kg $31
17 20 ETAH JAMES (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Billy Egan 12.7L 21 52.5kg $101
18 3 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Jamie Mott 13.95L 4 57kg $61
19 8 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Michael Rodd 14.95L 2 55kg $101
20 9 STRATUM ALBION (GB) Willie Mullins Jordan Childs 17.95L 9 55kg $31
21 10 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) Andrew Balding Michael Walker 19.2L 18 54.5kg $101
22 2 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings John Allen 20.95L 10 57kg $61
FF 1 ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Hugh Bowman 3 58.5kg $10
14 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 0

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.
So what do the Melbourne Cup results cover?

  • The Melbourne Cup Winner – which horse crossed the line first and has added their name to the history books, their starting price
  • The Melbourne Cup Exacta – the first two horses over the line in the exact finishing order and how much the exacta paid
  • The Melbourne Cup Quinella – the Melbourne Cup winner and runner-up, punters can pick these in either order, and how much the quinella paid
  • The Melbourne Cup Trifecta – the first three placegetters from the Melbourne Cup and how much the trifecta paid
  • The Melbourne Cup First Four – the top four horses to finish in the Melbourne Cup, and how much the first four paid
  • Melbourne Cup Finishing Order – the exact finishing order of all the Melbourne Cup starters
  • Melbourne Cup Scratchings – any horses that were scratched from the field
  • Melbourne Cup Margin – the margin the Melbourne Cup winner had to spare over their rivals on the line
  • Melbourne Cup Time – the winning time recorded by the Melbourne Cup champion

One of the best places to go for the Melbourne Cup Results is right here at Races.com.au, or to see how you Melbourne Cup bets paid head to our preferred bookmaker – Ladbrokes.com.au.

Past Melbourne Cup Results

View a complete list of Past Melbourne Cup Winners by following the link to our dedicated page of champion stayers.

Looking over past Melbourne Cup results can be useful for betting purposes, but you need to look deeper than just who finished first. The place finishers also matter as they may return in later years to have more success or to place again. Remember, a horse that you can rely on to finish near the front of the pack is a horse you want to have in your Melbourne Cup First Four box bet.

The trick to using past Melbourne Cup results to help your betting is to avoid just looking at the Cup results. While the Melbourne Cup is a standalone event that means an easy afternoon at work for many people, it is actually the peak of a long lead up period of racing. The winners and placegetters of a handful of lead up races have tended to finish well in the Cup, and knowledge of which races to watch can give you clues for your Melbourne Cup betting.

Melbourne Cup Winners

While you shouldn’t just focus on the winners when looking at past Melbourne Cup results to help your betting, Melbourne Cup winners are certainly worth watching in the future.

Melbourne Cup winners don’t just top the Melbourne Cup results – they go on to perform well in other major races as well. While not every champion has continued to have a successful career after their Cup win, it is usual that a gelding or mare will continue to race for some time. A full male horse is less likely to continue, however, as they can profitably be put to stud on the Melbourne Cup win alone.

Stay tuned for the Melbourne Cup 2020 Results on Tuesday November 3, 2020 !

Recent Melbourne Cup Winners

See below for the Melbourne Cup Winners from 2000 – the present along with the winning Melbourne Cup trainers, jockeys and times.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Time
2020 Twilight Payment Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 3:17.34
2019 Vow And Declare Danny O’Brien Craig Willliams 3:24.76
2018 Cross Counter Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 3:21.17
2017 Rekindling Joseph O’Brien Corey Brown 3:21.29
2016 Almandin Robert Hickmott Kerrin McEvoy 3.20.58
2015 Prince Of Penzance Darren Weir Michelle Payne 3.23.1
2014 Protectionist Andreas Wohler Ryan Moore 3.17.7
2013 Fiorente Gai Waterhouse Damien Oliver 3.20.3
2012 Green Moon Robert Hickmott Brett Prebble 3.20.4
2011 Dunaden Mikel Delzangles C.P. Lemaire 3.20.8
2010 Americain Alain De Royer-Dupre Gerald Mosse 3.26.8
2009 Shocking Mark Kavanagh Corey Brown 3.23.8
2008 Viewed JB Cummings Blake Shinn 3.20.4
2007 Efficient Graeme Rogerson Michael Rodd 3.23.3
2006 Delta Bluess Katsuhiko Sumii Y. Iwata 3.21.5
2005 Makybe Diva D.L. Freedman Glen Boss 3.19.1
2004 Makybe Diva D.L. Freedman Glen Boss 3.28.5
2003 Makybe Diva D.J. Hall Glen Boss 3.19.9
2002 Media Puzzle Dermot K. Weld Damien Oliver 3.16.9
2001 Ethereal Shelia Laxon S. Seamer 3.21.0
2000 Brew Michael Moroney Kerrin McEvoy 3.18.6

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