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The last 12 Melbourne Cup winners & what the odds were

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Many of the 2023 Spring Racing Carnival highlights have now been run and won, including the country’s biggest race.

It’s time to reflect on the Melbourne Cup result, which can normally be indicative of future races.

So we’ve done some heavy lifting on what every recent Melbourne Cup winner was paying; detail that can be tough to locate quickly.

Here are the last 12 winners, including some of the key details and what the dividends were.

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Gold Trip claims a famous victory in the 2022 Melbourne Cup.

Previous Melbourne Cup winners and what they paid

2023

Without A Fight – $8.50

Mark Zahra remarkably made it back-to-back Melbourne Cup wins, credited with riding a beautiful race on Without A Fight. Famous racing name Freedman was a part of the winning connection, with Anthony and Sam training the winner.

2022

Gold Trip – $19.40

Co-trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace combined with jockey Mark Zahra to claim the 2022 Cup. The Zahra story is a classic, with him regretfully missing the ride on Very Elleegant a year earlier.

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2021 

Very Elleegant – $14.50

The hottest hoop in racing James McDonald claimed his first Cup-winning ride on the Chris Waller-trained mare Verry Elleegant; the first female horse to win the great race since the legendary Makybe Diva’s third in 2005.

2020

Twilight Payment – $23

Joseph O’Brien’s gelding from Ireland shocked the nation, giving the trainer his second Cup. It was jockey Jye McNeil’s first win in the Flemington feature race.

2019

Vow and Declare – $11.70

Craig Williams’ only Cup-winning journey came on local hope Vow and Declare in 2019. It’s trainer Danny O’Brien’s only success story in the race, too.

2018 

Cross Counter – $12

Cross Counter became the first British-trained horse to win the Melbourne Cup; Charlie Appleby with those honours. Kerrin McEvoy was in the saddle of the three-year-old gelding.

2017

Rekindling – $16.30

The British-bred and Irish-trained Rekindling saluted for trainer Joseph O’Brien in 2017, ridden by Corey Brown.

ALSO READ: Your 2023 Spring Racing Carnival Guide and the major races

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2016 

Almandin – $11

Lloyd Williams became the most successful owner of Melbourne Cup winners when Almandin, as Kerrin McEvoy rode his second Cup winner. Trained by Robert Hickmott, the seven-year-old gelding was a well-back $11 shot.

2015

Price of Penzance – $86.70

In one of the most famous Cup victories, Michelle Payne became the first female jockey to win the race that stops the nation. Trained by Darren Weir, the six-year-old Prince of Penzance produced a jaw-dropping 3200m run at long odds.

2014

Protectionist – $8

Germany’s Andreas Wohler-trained charger cruised to a four length win in the 2014 Melbourne Cup, beating three-time place-getter Red Cadeaux.

2013

Fiorente – $7

After an agonising wait, racing’s first lady Gai Waterhouse finally found a Melbourne Cup winner. Fiorente was favourite, finishing runner-up a year earlier, with Damien Oliver riding the six-year-old stallion.

2012

Green Moon – $20.80

Another winner for Lloyd Williams and trainer Robert Hickmott, Green Moon won at the longest odds in five years. It’s hoop Brett Prebble’s only Melbourne Cup-winning ride.

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