|Date||2 Nov 1993|
|Winning horse||Vintage Crop|
Te Aku Nick still in front at the 300 lead Frontier Boy a length and half further back, Vintage Crop he's coming home the Irish galloper. Te Aku Nick is in front of Frontier Boy, Vintage Crop is a danger and Great Vintage is late. Te Aku Nick but Vintage Crop as got him, Vintage Crop, the Irish horse will win the Melbourne Cup! Vintage Crop two lengths, Te Aku Nick just held second! Mercator flashed up for third.
Commentator Greg Miles describes the climax of the race
The race was won by Irish horse Vintage Crop becoming the first European Horse to win the race. His win the Melbourne Cup was put on the international map. Vintage Crop had won Curragh Cup and Irish St. Leger before Weld took Vintage Crop to Australia and try and win first up. The Flemington Racecourse was soaked by overnight rain and Vintage Crop at 14/1 defeated outsiders Te Aku Nick and Mercator.
|1st||Vintage Crop||Dermot Weld||Michael Kinane|
|2nd||Te Aku Nick||Gai Waterhouse||Bob Vance|
|3rd||Mercator||R B Dowling||Chris Johnson|
|4th||Great Vintage||Bart Cummings||S R King|
|5th||Frontier Boy||Bart Cummings||Darren Beadman|
|6th||Tennessee Jack||Bart Cummings||Damien Oliver|
|7th||Maraakiz||David Hayes||M Clarke|
|8th||The Phantom||Noel Eales||Jim Cassidy|
|9th||Drum Taps||Lord Huntingdon||Frankie Dettori|
|10th||Castletown||Paddy Busuttin||Noel Harris|
|11th||Azzaam||David Hayes||Larry Cassidy|
|12th||Cavallieri||Laurie Laxon||K Moses|
|13th||Fraar||David Hayes||D Gauci|
|14th||Our Pompeii||George Hanlon||L Dittman|
|15th||Subzero||Lee Freedman||Greg Hall|
|16th||Young Pirate||D McNabb||A Matthews|
|17th||Ultimate Aim||Colin Jillings||P Payne|
|18th||Field Officer||George Hanlon||T Jackman|
|19th||Dancing Lord||M Pearson||H White|
|20th||Slight Chance||Bob Thomsen||J Marshall|
|21st||Air Seattle||Clarry Conners||Shane Dye|
|22nd||Silk Ali||Bob Thomsen||G Cooksley|
|23rd||Diamond Bases||Tony Vasil||B Clements|
|24th||Our Tristalight||Bart Cummings||G J Childs|
- "Past Winners - 1991 to 2000 Melbourne Cup Winners". www.races.com.audate=28 October 2021.
- O'Reilly, Paddy (2016). "Vintage Crop (1993)". Facts, Stats & Trivia of The Melbourne Cup. Melbourne: New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd. p. 128. ISBN 9781742579054.
- "1965 Melbourne Cup". millersguide.identika.com.au. 21 September 2021.