2011 to 2020 Melbourne Cup Winners

Melbourne Cup winners between 2011 and 2020, including runners up, third place, times, weights and video replays.

2011 Melbourne Cup – Dunaden

Race Info:

Placings: 1st Place Dunaden, 2nd Place Red Cadeaux, 3rd Place Lucas Cranach

Jockeys: Christophe Lemaire, Michael Rodd, Corey Brown

Trainers: Mikel Delzangles, Ed Dunlop, Anthony Freedman

Winner’s Time: 3:20.84

Weight: 54.5kg

Odds: $8.50

Prize Money: $6,000,000

About the Race

The 2011 Melbourne Cup produced one of the most thrilling photo finishes in history. Dunaden and Red Cadeaux were so closely placed that course officials took over four minutes to determine the winner, and it came down to three pixels difference, with the photo zoomed in four times greater than usual to decide the result. Controversy still rages today, no doubt fuelled by those who backed Red Cadeaux.

Lucas Cranach had the lead 400m out, but Dunaden and Red Cadeaux were too much. Americain ran a relatively poor race, with a disappointing start and a wide turn onto the straight, but still managed to come through into fourth place.

2012 Melbourne Cup – Green Moon


Race Info:

Placings: 1st Place Green Moon, 2nd Place Fiorente, 3rd Place Jakkalberry

Jockeys: Brett Prebble, James McDonald, Colm O’Donoghue

Trainers: Robert Hickmott, Gai Waterhouse, Marco Botti

Winner’s Time: 3:20.45

Weight: 54.5kg

Odds: $19

Prize Money: $6,200,000

About the Race

Prince Charles and Camilla attended the race, with Camilla presenting the trophy to the winner. Americain and Dunaden were favourites going into the race, and they placed 11th and 14th. Glencadam Gold was leader for a good part of the race, managing a respectable 6th place. Green Moon won by a length ahead of a hard-fighting Fiorente. The race saw one of the greatest distances between first and last place, with Ethiopia limping in 63 lengths behind the winner with an injured tendon. The race made Lloyd Williams the most successful owner in Melbourne Cup history with a fourth win. Green Moon was at $22.50 for a good part of the lead-up to the race, well longer than many other horses.

2013 Melbourne Cup – Fiorente


Race Info:

Placings: 1st Place Fiorente, 2nd Place Red Cadeaux, 3rd Place Mount Athos

Jockeys: Damien Oliver, Gerald Mosse, Craig Williams

Trainers: Gai Waterhouse, Ed Dunlop, Luca Cumani

Winner’s Time: 3:20.30

Weight: 55kg

Odds: $7.50

Prize Money: $6,000,000

About the Race

Fiorente returned to improve his 2012 result, making Gai Waterhouse the first official female trainer to win a Melbourne Cup. The race also gave Damien Oliver his third Melbourne Cup victory in his first start after a ten month suspension. Nearly $130 million was wagered on the race across Australia. Fiorente went into the race as favourite and was able to secure victory by almost a full length over Red Cadeaux, who finished more than a length ahead of Mount Athos in third.

There was some controversy regarding another of Gai’s horses, Tres Blue, and Dunaden, who both received medical treatment on the day of the race, a prohibited practice. French horse Verema was put down following the race, due to breaking her cannon bone during the event.

2014 Melbourne Cup – Protectionist


Race Info:

Placings: 1st Place Protectionist, 2nd Place Red Cadeaux, 3rd Place Who Shot Thebarman

Jockeys: Ryan Moore, Gerald Mosse, Glen Boss

Trainers: Andreas Wohler, Ed Dunlop, Chris Waller

Winner’s Time: 3:17.71

Weight: 56.5kg

Odds: $8

Prize Money: $6.2 million

About the Race

There was considerable hype surrounding Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti, who was favourite heading into this event. Lucia Valentina was also expected to perform well following her second place in that event. Red Cadeaux lined up for his fourth Melbourne Cup and walked away with his third second place.

Protectionist was able to pull off a stunning finish, blitzing past his rivals to secure a four length victory. Signoff, racing over that distance for the first time, produced a great run to secure fourth. Unfortunately, during the race Admire Rakti, who was leading for the most part, was pulled back by Ryan Moore. He died from Sudden Death Syndrome within half an hour of the race’s conclusion. Araldo was later put down after getting spooked and breaking his leg against a metal rail due to somebody waving a flag.

2015 Melbourne Cup – Prince Of Penzance

Race Info:

Placings: 1st Place Prince Of Penzance, 2nd Place Max Dynamite, 3rd Place Criterion

Jockeys: Michelle Payne, Frankie Dettori, Michael Walker

Trainers: Darren Weir, William Mullins, David Hayes & Tom Dabernig

Winner’s Time: 3:23.10

Weight: 53kg

Odds: $101

Prize Money: $6.2 million

About the Race

Prince Of Penzance made Melbourne Cup history as a $101 winner of the ‘race that stops a nation’, the first ever female Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne aboard. He came from a well back with a swooping late run, beating Irish raider Max Dynamite and the classy local Criterion.

It was just the second start from a year long break for Prince Of Penzance, who got a nice trail into the race late when Payne got on the back of Trip To Paris. The Melbourne Cup winner wasn’t fancied by the bookies, but he had the devastating turn of foot to score the upset.

2016 Melbourne Cup – Almandin


Race Info:

Placings: 1st Place Almandin, 2nd Place Heartbreak City, 3rd Place Hartnell

Jockeys: Kerrin McEvoy, Joao Moreira, James McDonald

Trainers: Robert Hickmott, Tony Martin, John O’Shea

Winner’s Time: 3:20.58

Weight: 52kg

Odds: $11

Prize Money: $6.2 million

About the Race

Almandin handed owner Lloyd Williams with a fifth Melbourne Cup victory and jockey Kerrin McEvoy his second – 16 years apart – with his close win in the ‘race that stops a nation’ over Irish raider Heartbreak City. The top two went stride for stride after joining in late from the back of the field, battling it out in the final few hundred meters. Almandin with the 2kg weight advantage – having his first Group 1 start and first 3200m run – just nosed out the brave runner-up. Beaten favourite Hartnell held for third.

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