Which jockey in the 2021 Melbourne Cup has the best record?

The Melbourne Cup is a race that can etch a jockey into history and undoubtedly there are several hoops whose exploits stand head a shoulders above their peers. Below we highlight the best Melbourne Cup records of the jockeys in the 161st running of the race that stops a nation.

Damien Oliver is considered the greatest of all time for a reason; not only does Ollie have 126 Group 1 wins to his name, he also has three Melbourne Cup wins to his name. He first partnered Doriemus in 1995, before he achieved arguably the most emotional win in Melbourne Cup history when partnering Media Puzzle in 2002. His third win in the prestigious race came in 2013 when partnering Fiorente to victory and handing legendary trainer Gai Waterhouse her first Melbourne Cup. Damien Oliver is set to ride Delphi in the 2021 Melbourne Cup for Anthony and Sam Freedman.

Kerrin McEvoy has won just about everything there is to be won on the Australian horse racing calendar, including taking out the Melbourne Cup on three occasions himself. McEvoy was just 20 years old when he rode Brew to victory in the 2000 Melbourne Cup. He had to wait another 16 years for his next win in the great race, which came aboard Almandin. His third and most recent win came in 2018 with Cross Counter handing leading stable Godolphin their first Melbourne Cup win. Kerrin McEvoy is set to ride Grande Promenade in the 2021 Melbourne Cup for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.

Glen Boss is the third and final jockey to cover ahead of the Melbourne Cup, with the man known as “Group 1 Glen” also claiming three Melbourne Cup wins himself. Boss rose to fame when he partnered Makybe Diva to her three Melbourne Cup wins in 2003-2005, making himself the first and only jockey to win the prestigious race three times in succession. Bossy is set to ride Sir Lucan in the 2021 Melbourne Cup for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

2021 Melbourne Cup Field

No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 Twilight Payment Melbourne Cup 2021 Twilight Payment Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 2 58kg $11
2 Incentivise Melbourne Cup 2021 Incentivise Peter Moody Brett Prebble 16 57kg $2.50
3 Spanish Mission Melbourne Cup 2021 Spanish Mission Andrew Balding Craig Williams 14 57kg $9
4 Verry Elleegant Melbourne Cup 2021 Verry Elleegant Chris Waller James McDonald 19 57kg $15
5 Explosive Jack Melbourne Cup 2021 Explosive Jack C Maher & D Eustace John Allen 4 54kg $51
6 The Chose One Melbourne Cup 2021 The Chosen One M Baker & A Forsman Damian Lane 5 54kg $61
7 Delphi Melbourne Cup 2021 Delphi A & S Freedman Damien Oliver 3 53.5kg $41
8 Ocean Billy Melbourne Cup 2021 Ocean Billy Chris Waller Damian Thornton 13 53.5kg $101
9 Selino Melbourne Cup 2021 Selino Chris Waller Ron Stewart 24 53.5kg $151
10 Johnny Get Angry Melbourne Cup 2021 Johnny Get Angry Denis Pagan Lachlan King 22 53kg $101
11 Knights Order Melbourne Cup 2021 Knights Order G Waterhouse & A Bott Daniel Stackhouse 9 53kg $201
12 Persan Melbourne Cup 2020 Persan C Maher & D Eustace Luke Currie 11 53kg $31
13 Carif Melbourne Cup 2021 Carif P & P Snowden Blaike McDougall 8 52.5kg $201
14 Master Of Wine Melbourne Cup 2021 Master Of Wine Team Hawkes Fred Kersley 6 52.5kg $101
15 Pondus Melbourne Cup 2020 Pondus Robert Hickmott Rachel King 1 52.5kg $41
16 Grand Promenade Melbourne Cup 2021 Grand Promenade C Maher & D Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 21 52kg $21
17 Miami Bound Melbourne Cup 2021 Miami Bound Danny O’Brien Patrick Moloney 17 52kg $151
18 Port Guillaume Melbourne Cup 2021 Port Guillaume Ben & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 23 52kg $151
19 She's Ideel Melbourne Cup 2021 She’s Ideel Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 20 52kg $101
20 Future Score Melbourne Cup 2021 Future Score Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 15 51.5kg $301
21 Tralee Rose Melbourne Cup 2021 Tralee Rose Symon Wilde Dean Holland 12 51kg $17
22 Floating Artist Melbourne Cup 2021 Floating Artist C Maher & D Eustace Teo Nugent 10 50kg $18
23 Great House Melbourne Cup 2021 Great House Chris Waller Michael Dee 7 50kg $31
24 Sir Lucan Melbourne Cup 2021 Sir Lucan G Waterhouse & A Bott Glen Boss 18 50kg $26
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