Melbourne Cup Results

2023 Melbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: #3 Without A Fight
  • 2nd: #6 Soulcombe
  • 3rd: #14 Sheraz
  • 4th: #11 Ashrun



The 2023 Melbourne Cup results will be known when the race runs on Tuesday November 7, 2023. 

  • 1st: #3 Without A Fight ($8)
  • 2nd: #6 Soulcombe
  • 3rd: #14 Sheraz
  • 4th: #11 Ashrun

The Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Caulfield Cup winner Without A Fight was given a perfectly-timed ride by Mark Zahra, who opted to come off last year’s champ Gold Trip, to become the 12th horse in history to complete the Spring Cups double.

Zahra made up ground from the back hitting the front on the eventual 2023 Melbourne Cup winner the closing stages as Without a Fight charged strongly down the middle before drawing clear for an impressive two length victory over the Chris Waller-trained Soulcombe who missed the kick by three lengths.

Waller also prepared the third place-getter Sheraz who ran out of his skin as a triple-figure roughie to complete the Melbourne Cup trifecta.

Click here for the full story and to view the complete 2023 Melbourne Cup finishing order.

2023 Melbourne Cup Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 16 56.5kg 1.0kg $8
2 6 SOULCOMBE (GB) Chris Waller Joao Moreira 2.25L 4 53.5kg $9.50
3 14 SHERAZ (FR) Chris Waller Beau Mertens 2.75L 22 51.5kg $151
4 11 ASHRUN (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 4.75L 11 51.5kg $26
5 12 DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) Phillip Stokes Daniel Stackhouse 4.95L 12 51.5kg $51
6 22 INTERPRETATION (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Teo Nugent 5.35L 17 50kg $41
7 7 ABSURDE (FR) Willie Mullins Zac Purton 5.45L 8 53kg $9
8 24 TRUE MARVEL (FR) Matthew Smith Ben Thompson 6.7L 10 50kg $151
9 9 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Billy Egan 7.45L 19 53kg $31
10 17 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 8.2L 5 51kg 0.5kg $26
11 13 OKITA SOUSHI (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Dylan Gibbons (a) 8.4L 20 51.5kg $101
12 20 MORE FELONS (IRE) Chris Waller Ms Jamie Kah 9.15L 23 50.5kg $26
13 15 LASTOTCHKA (FR) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Craig Williams 13.15L 21 51kg $26
14 5 VAUBAN (FR) Willie Mullins Ryan Moore 13.35L 3 55kg $5.50F
15 21 FUTURE HISTORY (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hollie Doyle 14.1L 13 50kg $18
16 4 BREAKUP (JPN) Tatsuya Yoshioka Kohei Matsuyama 14.3L 18 55kg $18
17 1 GOLD TRIP (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 23.3L 2 58.5kg $6.50
18 19 VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) Liam Howley Craig Newitt 32.3L 6 51kg $151
19 18 SERPENTINE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jye McNeil 32.4L 1 51kg $41
20 23 KALAPOUR (IRE) Kris Lees Zac Lloyd (a) 32.7L 14 50kg $41
21 2 ALENQUER (FR) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 33.45L 9 56.5kg $21
22 16 MAGICAL LAGOON (IRE) Chris Waller Mark Du Plessis 43.45L 7 51kg $101
FF 8 RIGHT YOU ARE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 15 53kg $31
10 CLEVELAND (IRE) Kris Lees Michael Dee 0 0.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.


The Melbourne Cup Results are out as soon as the $8.41 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 2023 Melbourne Cup Results

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2023 Melbourne Cup Results

The official 2023 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 7th, 2023. 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 place-getters 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 place-getters 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 2023 Results on Tuesday November 7th, 2023!

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/s Jockey Time
2023 Without A Fight Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 3:18.37
2022 Gold Trip Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 3:24.04
2021 Verry Elleegant Chris Waller James McDonald 3:17.43
2020 Twilight Payment Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 3:17.34
2019 Vow And Declare Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 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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