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2020 Melbourne Cup Results
- 1st: #6 Twilight Payment
- 2nd: #21 Tiger Moth
- 3rd: #12 Prince Of Arran
- 4th: #17 The Chosen One
The 2020 Melbourne Cup results saw the internationals secure a fourth win in five years with the Joseph O’Brien-trained Twilight Payment scoring an upset at 25/1.
O’Brien won the race in 2017 with Rekindling and returned with last year’s 11th placegetter, Twilight Payment, improving immensely to hand prolific owner Lloyd Williams with his seventh win in a Melbourne Cup.
The 2020 Melbourne Cup winner Twilight Payment was giving a brazen front-running ride by 25-year-old jockey Jye McNeil and managed to lead all-the-way to hold out fellow Irish raider Tiger Moth by a quarter-length on the line.
The Melbourne Cup 2020 trifecta result was rounded out by Charlie Fellowes staying marvel Prince Of Arran in his third top three finish in the event having run third in 2018 and second in 2019.
The 160th running of the Melbourne Cup however was marred by the loss of Tiger Moth’s stablemate, Anthony Van Dyck, who fractured his leg and was subsequently euthanised.
Click here to read the full story on the Melbourne Cup 2020 results with the official finishing order of all the runners in the Lexus Melbourne Cup this year detailed below.
2020 Melbourne Cup Results & Finishing Order
|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.