Melbourne Cup Results

2021 Melbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Verry Elleegant
  • 2nd: #2 Incentivise
  • 3rd: #3 Spanish Mission
  • 4th: #22 Floating Artist



2021 Melbourne Cup Results & Finishing Order

Verry Elleegant dominated the official Melbourne Cup 2021 results, jockey James McDonald giving the mighty mare a perfectly executed wide from barrier 18. The reigning Australian Racehorse of the Year became the first Melbourne Cup winner to salute from the barrier, McDonald getting into the race on the back of UK raider Spanish Mission who eventually ran third.

The Chris Waller-trained Melbourne Cup winner hit the front inside the final furlong and powered home to easily account for the red hot favourite Incentivise with a four length victory at $18 Melbourne Cup odds.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 18 57kg $18
2 2 INCENTIVISE Peter G Moody Brett Prebble 4L 15 57kg 1.5kg $2.90F
3 3 SPANISH MISSION (USA) Andrew Balding Craig Williams 4.4L 14 57kg $10
4 22 FLOATING ARTIST (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Teodore Nugent (a) 4.6L 10 50kg $11
5 6 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 10.6L 5 54kg $31
6 16 GRAND PROMENADE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 12.6L 20 52kg 1.0kg $15
7 7 DELPHI (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Oliver 13.35L 3 53.5kg 1.0kg $19
8 9 SELINO (GB) Chris Waller Ron Stewart 13.45L 23 53.5kg $81
9 21 TRALEE ROSE (NZ) Symon Wilde Dean Holland 16.7L 12 51kg $21
10 19 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 17.2L 19 52kg $101
11 1 TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 19.45L 2 58kg $13
12 17 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Patrick Moloney 21.45L 16 52kg $151
13 23 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Dee 21.85L 7 50kg $26
14 24 SIR LUCAN (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glen Boss 21.95L 17 50kg (cd 51kg) $26
15 5 EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 23.2L 4 54kg $51
16 14 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 24.2L 6 52.5kg $91
17 15 PONDUS (GB) Robert Hickmott Ms Rachel King 24.6L 1 52.5kg $21
18 13 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Blaike McDougall 25.35L 8 52.5kg $101
19 11 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Daniel Stackhouse 25.65L 9 53kg $101
20 12 PERSAN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 28.9L 11 53kg $31
21 18 PORT GUILLAUME (FR) Ben & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 33.15L 22 52kg $101
22 10 JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) Denis Pagan Lachlan King (a) 41.15L 21 53kg $91
23 8 OCEAN BILLY (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 53.15L 13 53.5kg $31
20 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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 2021 Melbourne Cup Results

Betting on the Melbourne Cup 2021 results are open all year round at Ladbrokes.com.au

2021 Melbourne Cup Results

The official 2021 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 2, 2021. 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 2021 Results on Tuesday November 2, 2021!

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
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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