Michael Moroney has a long and illustrious history in the Melbourne Cup, with the Kiwi trainer set to race Alenquer in the 2023 edition of the Flemington feature.
Moroney won the Melbourne Cup with Brew in 2000, when a young apprentice by the name of Kerrin McEvoy guided the $14 shot to victory in the 3200m staying contest.
Brew also takes a unique place in Melbourne Cup history, having been the last horse to win the race from the outside draw, barrier 22.
Moroney, who trains out of Ballymore Stables in New Zealand and Flemington, also trained Emissary to a second-place in the 2022 Melbourne Cup, behind Gold Trip.
Moroney also trained Xcellent to third in the 2005 Melbourne Cup, when he finished behind champion Makye Diva, who was to win her third successive Cup that year.
How many Melbourne Cups has Mike Moroney won?
Michael Moroney has won the Melbourne Cup on one occasion, with Brew winning the race as a lightweight chance in the year 2000. With just 49kg onboard, Kerrin McEvoy announced himself as a boom apprentice and gave Moroney his first win in the race that stops a nation. Brew was a $14 shot and only qualified for the Melbourne Cup after winning the Archer Stakes on the Saturday previous.
Moroney runners in the 2023 Melbourne Cup
Michale Moroney has one runner in the 2023 Melbourne Cup, with Alenquer a $51 chance with horse betting sites.
- Age: 6YO
- Color: Bay
- Sex: Gelding
- Sire: Adlerflug (GER)
- Dam: Wild Blossom (GER)
Alenquer 2023 Melbourne Cup Odds
Career stats for Alenquer
- Career: 18: 5-2-1
- Flemington: 0: 0-0-0
- Distance: 0: 0-0-0
- Wet: 8: 2-1-1
- Good: 9: 2-1-0
- Group 1: 11: 1-1-1
- Win %: 28%
- Place %: 44%