History of the Melbourne Cup

Run on the first Tuesday in November over at distance of 3200m at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria, the Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation.

First run in in 1861, Archer won the inaugural race and would go onto win it again the following year. Since then, the race has been won by many champions including Phar Lap who won the race in 1930, along with Makybe Diva who became the first horse to win the race three times. Horses like Rain Lover, Think Big, Saintly and Might and Power would also go onto win the race, with Bart Cummings, the trainer of 12 Melbourne Cup winners, being labelled the "Cups King".

YearHorseJockeyTrainerAge/SexBarrierWeightSPTime
2016AlmandinKerrin McEvoyRobert Hickmott7G1752$113.20.58
2015Prince of PenzanceM PayneD Weir6G153101/13.23.15
2014ProtectionistR MooreA Wohler5H1056.5$83.17.71
2013FiorenteD OliverG Waterhouse6H555$7F3.20.30
2012Green MoonB PrebbleR Hickmott6H553.5$203.20.87
2011DunadenC LemaireM Delzangles6H1354.5$8.503.20.84
2010AmericainG MosseA de Royer Dupre6H1154.5$133.26.87
2009ShockingC BrownM Kavanagh4H2251$103.28.84
2008ViewedB ShinnB Cummings5H853$413.20.40
2007EfficientM RoddG Rogerson4G1054.5$173.23.34
2006Delta BluesY IwataK Sumii6H1056$183.21.42
2005Makybe DivaG BossL Freedman7M1458$4.503.19.78
2004Makybe DivaG BossL Freedman6M755.5$3.503.28.55
2003Makybe DivaG BossD Hall5M1451$8.003.19.90
2002Media PuzzleD OliverD Weld6G352.5$6.503.16.87
2001EtherealS SeamerS Laxon4M1352$103.21.08


YearWinnerYearWinnerYearWinnerYearWinner
2000Brew1965Light Fingers1930Phar Lap1895Auraria
1999Rogan Josh1964Polo Prince1929Nightmarch1894Patron
1998Jezabeel1963Gatum Gatum1928Statesman1893Tarcoola
1997Might and Power1962Even Stevens1927Trivalve1892Glenloth
1996Saintly1961Lord Fury1926Spearfelt1891Malvolio
1995Doriemus1960Hi Jinx1925Windbag1890Carbine
1994Jeune1959MacDougal1924Backwood1889Bravo
1993Vintage Crop1958Baystone1923Bitalli1888Mentor
1992Subzero1957Straight Draw1922King Ingoda1887Dunlop
1991Lets Elope1956Evening Pearl1921Sister Olive1886Jarsenal
1990Kingston Rule1955Toparoa1920Poitrel1885Sheet Anchor
1989Tawrrific1954Rising Fast1919Artilleryman1884Malua
1988Empire Rose1953Wodalla1918Nightwatch1883Martini-Henri
1987Kensei1952Dalray1917Westcourt1882The Assyrian
1986At Talaq1951Delta1916Sasanof1881Zulu
1985What a Nuisance1950Comic Court1915Patrobas1880Grand Flaneur
1984Black Knight1949Foxzami1914Kingsburgh1879Darriwell
1983Kiwi1948Rimfire1913Posinatus1878Calamia
1982Gurners Lane1947Hiraji1912Piastre1877Chester
1981Just a Dash1946Russia1911The Parisian1876Briseis
1980Beldale Ball1945Rainbird1910Comedy King1875Wollomai
1979Hyperno1944Sirius1909Prince Foote1874Haricot
1978Arwon1943Dark Felt1908Lord Nolan1873Don Juan
1977Gold and Black1942Colonus1907Apologue1872The Quack
1976Van Der Hum1941Skipton1906Poseidon1871The Pearl
1975Think Big1940Old Rowley1905Blue Spec1870Nimblefoot
1974Think Big1939Rivette1904Acrasia1869Warrior
1973Gala Supreme1938Catalogue1903Lord Cardigan1868Glencoe
1972Piping Lane1937The Trump1902The Victory1967Tim Whiffler
1971Silver Knight1936Wotan1901Revenue1866The Barb
1970Bagdad Note1935Maraboa1900Clean Sweep1865Toryboy
1969Rain Lover1934Peter Pan1899Merriwee1864Lantern
1968Rain Lover1933Hall Mark1898The Grafter1863Banker
1967Red Handed1932Peter Pan1987Gaulus1862Archer
1966Galilee1931White Nose1896Newhaven1861Archer