1993 Melbourne Cup

The 1993 Melbourne Cup was a two-mile handicap horse race which took place on Tuesday, 2 November 1993. The race, run over 3,200 metres (1.988 mi), at Flemington Racecourse.

1993 Melbourne Cup
Melbourne Cup
LocationFlemington Racecourse
Date2 Nov 1993
Distance2 miles
Winning horseVintage Crop
Winning time3:23.4
Final odds14/1
JockeyMichael Kinane
TrainerDermot Weld
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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.[1] 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.[2]


This is a list of horses which ran in the 1993 Melbourne Cup.[3]

Place Horse Trainer Jockey
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


  1. ^ "Past Winners - 1991 to 2000 Melbourne Cup Winners". www.races.com.audate=28 October 2021.
  2. ^ O'Reilly, Paddy (2016). "Vintage Crop (1993)". Facts, Stats & Trivia of The Melbourne Cup. Melbourne: New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd. p. 128. ISBN 9781742579054.
  3. ^ "1965 Melbourne Cup". millersguide.identika.com.au. 21 September 2021.