Story: Horse and greyhound racing

New Zealand-bred Melbourne Cup winners (1st of 4)

This table shows the 42 New Zealand-bred horses that won the Melbourne Cup from its inception in 1861 to 2015. There were 43 wins in total, as one horse, Think Big, won twice. In 2015, New Zealand-bred horses placed first (Prince of Penzance) and third (Criterion).

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Sources: Max Lambert, November gold: New Zealand's quest for the Melbourne Cup. Auckland: Moa, 1986; NZHistory; Races.com.au

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Mary Mountier, 'Horse and greyhound racing - Growth from the 1880s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/38953/new-zealand-bred-melbourne-cup-winners (accessed 18 September 2021)

Story by Mary Mountier, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Nov 2015