Joseph O'Brien's Rekindling was a fine winner of the 2017 Melbourne Cup, where he beat the Aidan O'Brien-trained Johannes Vermeer in a thrilling finish to the Flemington showpiece.

2017 Melbourne Cup Finishing Positions

  Horse/SP Draw Age Weight Jockey Trainer
1 Rekindling 14/1 22 3 8-1 C Brown J O'Brien
2 Johannes Vermeer 11/1 7 4 8-8 B Melham A O'Brien
3 Max Dynamite 14/1 8 7 8-7 Z Purton W Mullins
4 Big Duke 16/1 13 6 8-5 B Avdulla D Weir
5 Nakeeta 25/1 18 6 8-4 G Schofield I Jardine
6 Thomas Hobson 16/1 21 7 8-2 B Allen W Mullins
7 Tiberian 20/1 4 5 8-10 O Peslier A Couetil
8 Libran 40/1 17 6 8-4 D Dunn C Waller
9 Marmelo 11/2 Fav 5 4 8-9 H Bowman H Morrison
10 Wicklow Brave 50/1 12 8 8-7 S Baster W Mullins
11 Red Cardinal 16/1 6 5 8-9 K McEvoy A Wohler
12 Almandin 13/2 2 7 8-12 F Dettori R Hickmott
13 Cismontane 40/1 24 5 7-12 B Mertens G & A Bott
14 Amelie's Star 20/1 23 6 8-0 D Yendall D Weir
15 Boom Time 33/1 15 6 8-4 C Parish D & B & T Dabernig
16 Wall Of Fire 10/1 20 4 8-4 C Williams H Palmer
17 Single Gaze 33/1 19 5 8-4 K O'Hara N Olive
18 Us Army Ranger 40/1 14 4 8-5 J Spencer J O'Brien
19 Humidor 8/1 3 5 8-11 B Shinn D Weir
20 Hartnell 22/1 1 6 9-0 D Lane B Cummings
21 Ventura Storm 25/1 10 4 8-7 G Bos D & B & T Dabernig
22 Bondi Beach 8 5 8-7 M Walker R Hickmott
23 Gallante 100/1 16 6 8-4 M Dee R Hickmott
NR Who Shot Thebarman 11 9 8-7 T Barry C Waller