The Group 2 St. George Stakes has proved to be a great lead up to the Australian Cup with many winners scoring a St. George Stakes / Australian Cup double. Rogan Josh went on to beat Central Park by a half length in the last moments of the race. In 1921 Artilleryman tragically died from an internal haemorrhage. Assistant referees: Known as one of Australia’s best stayers in recent years, he was an extremely popular racehorse. For his second goal, Hughes cut the ball into the net from such an acute angle that he had to spin it off the outside of his boot to ensure that it found its mark. ‘‘Weld was clearly a genius, Vintage Crop was a legend, and their dramatic appearance in 1993 significantly sped up the global ambition we had for the Melbourne Cup,’’ former general manager of Racing Victoria Greg Nichols said on hearing the news. Amazingly Vintage Crop didn’t start his career until he was four years old and that event was over 3200 metres. Thesio came close to winning in 2009 after lifting the St. George Stakes earlier in the autumn. PGR will always be free to use (yay!). Named Australasian Horse of the Year for the 1994-1995 season, over his racing career Jeune won ten races, including an impressive four Group One victories. Leif Sundell (Sweden) 2nd: $400,000 Think! 1st: $1,300,000 The Melbourne Cup was raced at Flemington racecourse on 5th Nov 1991. Stay in control. The first running […] 1981 MELBOURNE CUP – JUST A DASH . She continued her winning streak with wins in the G2 CF Orr Stakes, G2 St George Stakes and the G1 Honda Australian Cup, in track record time. The winner of this first Melbourne Cup race was a 16.3 hand bay stallion by the name of Archer in a time of 3.52.00, ridden by John Cutts, trained by Etienne de Mestre, and leased (and consequently raced in his own name) by de Mestre. The Melbourne Cup was raced at Flemington racecourse on 2nd Nov 1993. The 1995 Melbourne Cup win astride Doreimus was Damien Oliver's first taste of the Cup, after the duo took the Caulfield Cup that preceded the Melbourne Cup. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au, Copyright © Racing Internet Services Pty Ltd. 2018, Stay in control. No single horse managed to take the Melbourne Cup more than once in the last decade leading to the new millennium, in a decade that saw some highly competitive fields and brought even more success for trainer Bart Cummings. After Koeman scored from a free kick, which came off the upright and hit the legs of United keeper Les Sealey before crossing the line, Barcelona had a late equaliser ruled out for offside and also had a shot cleared off the line. The Chris Waller stable capped off a phenomenal day in Melbourne for the team ba…, Verry Elleegant became the 22nd mare in history to take out the Group 1 $5 milli…, Classique Legend blew his rivals away to become the first favourite to win the w…, Races.com.au is here to provide you with the best coverage of Horse Racing from across Australia and around the World, including the Melbourne Cup and Spring Racing Carnival. The Group 2 St. George Stakes has proved to be a great lead up to the Australian Cup with many winners scoring a St. George Stakes / Australian Cup double. Dubbed the nickname ‘Subbie’, he remained a very popular horse with the public, and for many will always be Australia’s greatest racing mascot as he continued to play his part as an Ambassador for Racing Victoria. Live television coverage certainly helped raise the profile of the Melbourne Cup in this country – as exemplified by Kiwi’s victory in 1983. Japanese horse Delta Blues also won the event in 2006, with the two most recent Melbourne Cup winners, Americain in 2010 and Dunaden in 2011, both prepared in France. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit gamblinghelponline.org.au. Jump to navigation Jump to search The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major thoroughbred horse race. Melbourne Cup Winners . It was the first year European horses had been invited to the race, making Vintage Crop the first European trained runner to take Melbourne Cup victory. Leave before you lose it. 3:17.10 23 1988 … Vintage Crop, the Melbourne Cup winner of 1993 who helped to turn the race into one of the most celebrated international staying races, has died in Ireland aged 27. He was an exceptionally handsome horse who attracted many fans on the basis of his good looks. His second victory for the Melbourne Cup came in 2002, steering Media Puzzle to the winning post ahead of some of the best horses in the business. After a goalless first half, United went 1–0 up following a free-kick from captain, Bryan Robson, which was headed goalwards by defender Steve Bruce. Recent successful gallopers to achieve the feat include Dane Ripper in 1998, Istidaad in 1999, Northerly in 2001, Lonhro in 2004, and Pompeii Ruler in 2007. Winners and Past Results for the Australian Cup.