2019 Melbourne Cup: Trainer Danny O’Brien

Following wins in the Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup in the past, Danny O’Brien won the last leg of the big three in Melbourne when Vow And Declare just got in with the 2019 Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday.

VOW AND DECLARE winning the Lexus Melbourne Cup at Flemington in Melbourne, Australia.
VOW AND DECLARE winning the Lexus Melbourne Cup at Flemington in Melbourne, Australia. Picture: (Robert Cianflone/Getty Image

He'd won with Shamus Award (Cox Plate) and Master O'Reilly (Caulfield Cup).

Winning Trainer: Danny O'Brien

On winning the race: "It's an amazing thing to happen. I really can't believe it. I feel incredibly blessed to have had a horse good enough to be in it. He was ridden so beautifully by Craig. The last 100m he wouldn't give in, wouldn't give in and put his head out on the line and now we've won the Melbourne Cup."

"It doesn't get much better than this. It was a race which wasn't going to plan. To be fair to Craig he grabbed the bull by the horns early when nothing went forward. He ended up in front by the post. With 100m to go I thought you've led early and three are on you now. I was hoping he'd hang on for a place to be honest. He's a courageous horse, he's got great stamina. I'm sure he was headed but wanted to get his head out on the line."

On the horse: "He's definitely got a great motor. His recovery is the best we've seen. To get full advantage of that you probably need to run 3200m. We got outsprinted in the Caulfield Cup but the stamina won it for us today."

On what has happened in the recent past: "Everyone in the racing game has their ups and downs. The main thing is you keep persisting, keep working. Sometimes you have a bit of luck."

On the plans to go forward: "I left it up to Craig. It's been the winning move. He rolled the dice, he's an outstanding jockey and he wasn't afraid to try something different. Ultimately it was the winning move."

His son: "Oh God I've been waiting years for this moment."


Racing and Sports



Flemington

Tuesday, 05th November 2019

7
15:00
(local)

Lexus Melbourne Cup (G1)

WT: 50.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $8,000,000
3200m TURF SOFT
7
15:00
(local)
AUD $8,000,000
3200m SOFT

Lexus Melbourne Cup (G1)

WT: 50.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 23. VOW AND DECLARE (AUS) 4yo G
DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) - GEBLITZT (AUS)
CRAIG WILLIAMS
DANNY O'BRIEN
$11.00
52.0kg
G & Mrs S M Corrigan, P J Lanskey, Mrs H R Hueston, T C Lanskey, J P Lanskey, K T Goodman, W R Leitch, A F Lanskey, B T Lanskey, L J Lanskey, S W R Knipe & S A Livingstone

Sales Information

2nd 12. PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) 6yo G
SHIROCCO (GER) - STORMING SIOUX (GB)
MICHAEL WALKER
CHARLIE FELLOWES
$17.00
54.0kg
Saeed Bel Obaida
3rd 20. IL PARADISO (USA) 3yo C
GALILEO (IRE) - FAMOUS (IRE)
W M LORDAN
A P O'BRIEN
$15.00
52.5kg
M Tabor, D Smith & Mrs J Magnier

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4th 3. MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) 4yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - L'ANCRESSE (IRE)
FRANKIE DETTORI
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$26.00
55.5kg

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5th 18. SURPRISE BABY (NZ) 5yo G
SHOCKING (AUS) - BULA BABY (NZ)
JORDAN CHILDS
PAUL PREUSKER
$12.00
53.5kg

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6th 2. MER DE GLACE (JPN) 4yo H
RULERSHIP (JPN) - GLACIER BLUE (JPN)
DAMIAN LANE
H SHIMIZU
$9.00
56.0kg
7th 11. FINCHE (GB) 5yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - BINCHE (USA)
KERRIN MCEVOY
CHRIS WALLER
$8.50
54.0kg
8th 1. CROSS COUNTER (GB) 4yo G
TEOFILO (IRE) - WAITRESS (USA)
WILLIAM BUICK
C APPLEBY
$13.00
57.5kg
9th 21. STEEL PRINCE (IRE) 5yo G
NATHANIEL (IRE) - STEEL PRINCESS (IRE)
BRETT PREBBLE
ANTHONY FREEDMAN
$61.00
52.5kg

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10th 15. MAGIC WAND (IRE) 4yo F
GALILEO (IRE) - PRUDENZIA (IRE)
RYAN MOORE
A P O'BRIEN
$26.00
53.5kg

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11th 10. TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) 6yo G
TEOFILO (IRE) - DREAM ON BUDDY (IRE)
HUGH BOWMAN
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$41.00
55.0kg

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12th 17. SOUND (GER) 6yo H
LANDO (GER) - SKY DANCING (IRE)
JAMES WINKS
MICHAEL MORONEY
$101.00
53.5kg

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13th 19. CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) 3yo C
GALILEO (IRE) - ONE MOMENT IN TIME (IRE)
JOAO MOREIRA
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$9.00
52.5kg
14th 4. MIRAGE DANCER (GB) 5yo H
FRANKEL (GB) - HEAT HAZE (GB)
BEN MELHAM
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
$51.00
55.5kg
15th 6. HUNTING HORN (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - MORA BAI (IRE)
J A HEFFERNAN
A P O'BRIEN
$51.00
55.0kg
16th 13. RAYMOND TUSK (IRE) 4yo H
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - DANCING SHOES (IRE)
J P SPENCER
RICHARD HANNON JR
$21.00
54.0kg

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17th 22. THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) 4yo H
SAVABEEL (AUS) - THE GLITZY ONE (AUS)
TIM CLARK
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
$31.00
52.0kg

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18th 7. LATROBE (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - QUESTION TIMES (GB)
JAMES MCDONALD
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$21.00
55.0kg

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19th 5. SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) 4yo H
GALILEO (IRE) - ALTA ANNA (FR)
MARK ZAHRA
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$26.00
55.5kg
20th 24. YOUNGSTAR (AUS) 5yo M
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - STARSPANGLED (IRE)
TOMMY BERRY
CHRIS WALLER
$31.00
52.0kg

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21st 16. NEUFBOSC (FR) 4yo G
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - NONSUCH WAY (IRE)
LUKE NOLEN
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$101.00
53.5kg
22nd 14. DOWNDRAFT (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - CINNAMON ROSE (USA)
J ALLEN
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$21.00
53.5kg

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23rd 8. MUSTAJEER (GB) 6yo G
MEDICEAN (GB) - QELAAN (USA)
DAMIEN OLIVER
KRIS LEES
$21.00
55.0kg

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24th 9. ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) 4yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - TYRANNY (GB)
DWAYNE DUNN
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$41.00
55.0kg

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