How many Melbourne Cups has Damien Thornton won?

Damien Thornton

Damien Thornton is coming off his second Group 1 win when partnering Yearning to victory in the Thousand Guineas, but how many times has he won the Melbourne Cup? HorseBetting takes a look at Thornton’s record on the first Tuesday in November.

Damien Thronton Melbourne Cup wins

Damien Thornton is yet to have a ride in the Melbourne Cup, but due to local and international travel restrictions, he will gain his first ride in the 2021 edition of the two-mile major.

Which horse is Damien Thornton riding in the Melbourne Cup?

Damien Thornton is set to partner the Chris Waller-trained Ocean Billy in the 2021 Melbourne Cup, having partnered the horse to a ninth-place finish in the Caulfield Cup. The Auckland Cup winner from earlier in the year is deemed to be a rank outsider, with online bookmakers quoting him as a $101 chance in the Cup.

Ocean Billy silks

Ocean Billy

T: Chris Waller
J: Damien Thornton
  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Ocean Park
  • Dam: Cool Storm

Win: $126.00

Place: $32.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Ocean Billy

  • Career: 25: 7-1-1
  • Flemington: 0: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 11: 1-1-0
  • Good: 14: 6-0-1
  • Group 1: 4: 1-0-0
  • Win %: 28%
  • Place %: 36%

2021 Melbourne Cup Odds

Flemington - Race 7
Lexus Melbourne Cup
Status: Final
Track Rating: Good3
Weather: FINE
AUS
3200m03:00pm - Tue 2nd Nov
1. Delphi
A & S Freedman
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2. Miami Bound
D T O'brien
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3. Port Guillaume
Ben & J D Hayes
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4. Spanish Mission
Andrew Balding
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5. Tralee Rose
Symon Wilde
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6. Grand Promenade
C Maher & D Eustace
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7. Floating Artist
C Maher & D Eustace
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8. Knights Order
G Waterhouse & A Bott
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9. Twilight Payment
Joseph O'brien
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10. Great House
C J Waller
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11. She's Ideel
Bjorn Baker
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12. Future Score
Matt Cumani
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13. The Chosen One
M Baker & A Forsman
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14. Carif
P & P Snowden
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15. Ocean Billy
C J Waller
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16. Incentivise
P G Moody
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17. Master Of Wine
M, W & J Hawkes
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18. Pondus
Robert Hickmott
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19. Verry Elleegant
C J Waller
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20. Persan
C Maher & D Eustace
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21. Sir Lucan
G Waterhouse & A Bott
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22. Johnny Get Angry
Denis Pagan
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23. Selino
C J Waller
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24. Explosive Jack
C Maher & D Eustace
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