How many Melbourne Cups has Rachel King won?

Can Rachel King win the Melbourne Cup?

Has Rachel King won the Melbourne Cup? brings you the lowdown on one of the three female riders in the field this year for the race that stops a nation.

While other jockeys with the surname ‘King’ have left their mark in Melbourne Cup history, Rachel is yet to do so. If she was to salute in 2023, King would be only the second female jockey to win the great race, following in the footsteps of Michelle Payne in 2015.

Rachel King finished 11th in the 2022 Melbourne Cup aboard Arapaho at her second start in the great race.

Rachel King Recent Melbourne Cup Rides

Year Placing Horse Trainer Barrier Weight Odds Margin
2022 11/22 Arapaho Bjorn Baker 18 52.5kg $61 10.95L
2021 17/23 Pondus Robert Hickmott 1 52.5kg $21 24.6L

Who is Rachel King riding in the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

Rachel King will the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Military Mission in the 2023 Melbourne Cup.

Military Mission won his way into the Cup field with his last start victory in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield.

Military Mission silks

Military Mission

T: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
J: Rachel King
  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Grey/Brown
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Mastercraftsman (IRE)
  • Dam: Atlantic Isle (GB)

Military Mission 2023 Melbourne Cup Odds

Win: +4000

Place: +900

Best odds at Neds

Career stats for Military Mission

  • Career: 27: 7-5-3
  • Flemington: 0: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 12: 3-3-2
  • Good: 14: 4-2-1
  • Group 1: 1: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 26%
  • Place %: 55%


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