Melbourne Cup Trainers
Although it's usually the horses that are the star of the show in the Melbourne Cup, it is the trainer who deserves most credit for getting his or her horse to the race in good shape. As the Melbourne Cup is a handicap, it is the trainer who needs to get their horse at the optimum weight and ensure that they get the best out of them.
Bart Cummings holds the record for the most wins of the Melbourne Cup and won this race in 2008 with the 40/1 outsider Viewed. Mark Kavanagh trains the ante-post favourite in the 2014 Melbourne Cup betting market Shocking, who won this race last year at Flemington Racecourse. Other trainers likley to saddle a runner in this years Melbourne Cup are five times winner Lee Freedman and Graeme Rogerson, a winner here two years ago with Efficient.
As far as European raiders go, Irishman Dermot Weld has been a relative success over the last ten years having saddled Media Puzzle to victory in 2002, as well as coming close on a few other occasions. Weld is hopeful that Profound Beauty can go better than her fifth place finish in 2008 and is fancied as one of the favourites by the bookmakers if she makes the trip down under.
Melbourne Cup Winning Trainers
We have compiled a list of the most successful Melbourne Cup trainers, with the aforementioned Bart Cummings topping the pile with twelve wins. Lee Freedman could have had another winner if he saddled Makybe Diva to her first Melbourne Cup win in 2003, but that honour went to David Hall before the horse's owners switched stables.
All Time Top Melbourne Cup Winning Trainers
|5||Etienne De Mestre|
Previous Melbourne Cup Winning Trainers
The last ten years have been dominated by Australian winning trainers of the Melbourne Cup with just Dermot Weld (2002), Japanese trainer Katsuhiko Sumii (2006), Alain De Royer-Dupre (2010) and Michael Delzangles (2011) breaking the trend. You can view a break down of results from the last ten years in our Melbourne Cup Past Winners section.
|2015||Prince Of Penzance||Darren Weir|
|2012||Green Moon||Robert Hickmott|
|2010||Americain||Alain De Royer-Dupre|
|2006||Delta Blues||Katsuhiko Sumii|
|2005||Makybe Diva||Lee Freedman|
|2004||Makybe Diva||Lee Freedman|
|2003||Makybe Diva||David Hall|
|2002||Media Puzzle||Dermot K. Weld|
|1999||Rogan Josh||Bart Cummings|