2019 Melbourne Cup
The 2019 Melbourne Cup (known commercially as 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup) was the 159th running of the Melbourne Cup, a prestigious Australian Thoroughbred horse race. The race, run over 3,200 metres (1.988 mi), was held on 5 November 2019 at Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse.
|Date||5 November 2019|
|Winning horse||Vow and Declare|
The race was overshadowed by recent news of the ill-treatment of horses in the Australian racing industry , and by the pulling out of notable celebrities including pop-star Taylor Swift, model Megan Gale, and X-Men actress Lana Condor.
The final field for the race was declared on 2 November. The total prize money for the race was A$8 million, an increase of the previous year.
The race was won by Vow and Declare, ridden by Craig Williams and trained by Danny O'Brien.
|1||Cross Counter||Charlie Appleby||William Buick||57.5||5||8|
|2||Mer De Glace||Hisashi Shimizu||Damian Lane||56||2||6|
|3||Master of Reality||Joseph O’Brien||Frankie Dettori||55.5||1||4|
|4||Mirage Dancer||Trent Busuttin & Natalia Young||Ben Melham||55.5||13||14|
|5||Southern France||Ciaron Maher-David Eustace||Mark Zahra||55.5||14||19|
|6||Hunting Horn||Aidan O'Brien||Seamie Heffernan||55||11||15|
|7||Latrobe||Joseph O’Brien||James McDonald||55||22||18|
|8||Mustajeer||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||55||6||23|
|9||Rostropovich||David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||55||12||24|
|10||Twilight Payment||Joseph O’Brien||Hugh Bowman||55||19||11|
|11||Finche||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||54||4||7|
|12||Prince Of Arran||Charlie Fellowes||Michael Walker||54||8||2|
|13||Raymond Tusk||Richard Hannon Jr||Jamie Spencer||54||3||16|
|14||Downdraft||Joseph O’Brien||John Allen||53.5||15||22|
|15||Magic Wand||Aidan O’Brien||Ryan Moore||53.5||24||10|
|16||Neufbosc||David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig||Luke Nolen||53.5||23||21|
|17||Sound||Michael Moroney||James Winks||53.5||10||12|
|18||Surprise Baby||Paul Preusker||Jordan Childs||53.5||20||5|
|19||Constantinople||David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig||Joao Moreira||52.5||7||13|
|20||II Paradiso||Aidan O’Brien||Wayne Lordan||52.5||17||3|
|21||Steel Prince||Anthony Freedman||Brett Prebble||52.5||16||9|
|22||The Chosen One||Murray Baker||Tim Clark||52||18||17|
|23||Vow And Declare||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||52||21||1|
|24||Youngstar||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||52||9||20|
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