So you want to pick the winner of the Melbourne Cup, well then you need to consider what has happened in the past. Check out the Melbourne Cup statistics below to help make an educated pick on this years Melbourne Cup.

Leading Trainers:

• Bart Cummings: 12          (2008, 1999, 1996, 1991, 1990, 1979, 1977, 1975, 1974, 1967, 1966, 1965)
• Etienne de Mestre: 5        (1878, 1877, 1867, 1862, 1861)
• Lee Freedman: 5              (2005, 2004, 1995, 1992, 1989)
To train a horse that is capable of winning the Melbourne Cup is not an easy task and Bart had over twice as many Melbourne Cup wins over other successful trainers.

Leading Jockey Stats:

• Bobby Lewis: 4                  (1927, 1919, 1915, 1902)
• Harry White: 4                   (1979, 1978, 1975, 1974)
• Glen Boss: 3                     (2005, 2004, 2003)
• Damien Oliver: 3               (2013, 2002, 1995)
• Kerrin McEvoy: 3              (2018, 2016, 2000)
• Jim Johnson: 3                 (1969,1968, 1963)
• Darby Munro: 3                (1955, 1944, 1934)
• William McLachlan:3        (1917, 1910; 1909)

Barrier:

• Barriers 5: 8 winners
• Barrier 11: 7 winners
• Barriers 10, 14: 6 winners
• Barriers 6, 8, 19: 5 winners
• Barriers 1, 4, 17, 22: 4 winners

No horse has won the Melbourne Cup from barrier 18 (barrier stalls were introduced in 1924)

Weight:

• The heaviest weight to ever win the Melbourne Cup: Carbine 65.5kgs, 1890
• Over last 30 years no Horse has won with over 58kg: Makybe Diva, 58kgs, 2005

Age:

Ages of previous Melbourne Cup winners:

  • • 3 year old – 23
  • • 4 year old – 46
  • • 5 year old – 44
  • • 6 year old – 33
  • • 7 year old – 11
  • • 8 year old – 2

Four and Five year old Horses have provided the most cup winners in the past.

Sex:

The sex of previous Melbourne Cup winners:

  • • Entire – 67
  • • Gelding – 54
  • • Colts – 19
  • • Mares – 13
  • • Fillies – 3

The record for the ladies has been fairly poor, stats show its better to stick with a male horse.

Read How to Pick the Melbourne Cup Winner.

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