Past Melbourne Cup Winners
See table below for a snapshot of past winners of this nation stopping event, to view all past cup winners including jockeys and trainers then simply click through the link below.
|Without A Fight
Vow And Declare
Prince of Penzance
|Anthony & Sam Freedman
Ciaron Maher & D Eustace
Alain de Royer Dupre
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2023 Melbourne Cup Carnival
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is certainly the highlight of the Victorian spring racing season and is held each year at Flemington racecourse. The carnival features four days of world class racing and takes place in early
November each year.
The first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival kicks off with Derby Day on Saturday 4 November 2023. The feature race of the day is the Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby over 2500m for three year olds. With a total of three Group 1 races on the cards this is a day for the racing purists.
Next up on the Tuesday 7th November 2023 is the big one, Melbourne Cup Day which features a ten race card program with the Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup over 3200m the obvious feature event of the day.
Later that same week on Thursday 9th November 2023 will see what is traditionally known as Ladies Day once again fill up the stands at Flemington for Oaks Day. The feature event of the day for some is the fashions on the field but for the racing fans it is the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks over 2500m for the fillies.
Rounding out the Cup Carnival is TAB Champions Stakes Day on Saturday 11th November 2023. Known now as “Family Day” the front lawn on the Flemington straight will be packed with kids and parents enjoying a relaxing picnic along with a host of other special activities set up by the VRC. There are three Group 1 feature race on the day with the Darley Champions Sprint over 1200m, the Kennedy Champions Mile over 1600m and the TAB Champions Stakes over 2000m. It is a great way to finish off an action packed week of racing.
History Of Melbourne Cup Race
The Melbourne Cup two-mile handicap was introduced in 1861 and is now the richest handicap in the world with prize money of over $7,700,000.
Sponsored by the VRC, the Melbourne Cup is for 3 year olds and older and is run over a 3200 metre course. Held on the first Tuesday in November at the Flemington Racecourse, millions of Australians from all walks of life stand still to watch a single horse race that lasts no more than a couple of minutes.
The first ever Melbourne Cup was won by a horse called Archer with the event featuring 17 horses. The prize money on offer back then was £170 plus a prestigious gold watch. With over 150 years of history, the Melbourne Cup now draws over 100,000 people to Flemington Racecourse every year.
Flemington Racecourse – How To Get To The Melbourne Cup
The Melbourne Cup is held at Flemington Racecourse which is located in Melbourne, Victoria. The track is situated alongside the beautiful Maribyrnong River and the racecourse is now listed as National Heritage site.
Address: 400 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC 3031, Australia
Telephone: 1300 727 575
Flemington racecourse has its own train station and many revellers will take the train to Flemington racecourse during the Melbourne Cup carnival. Trains for Flemington depart platforms 8 and 9 at Flinders Street Station.
You can also take the No. 57 Tram, which will drop you off at the Epsom Road entrance to Flemington Racecourse.