Vow And Declare's journey into Cup history

Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare, trained by Danny O'Brien and ridden by Craig Williams, has won the Melbourne Cup at his 13th start.

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: (Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Vow And Declare :

AGE: 4YO

COLOUR/SEX: Chestnut gelding

SIRE: Declaration Of War

DAM: Gleblitzt

TRAINER: Danny O'Brien 

STARTS: 13

WINS: 4

PLACINGS: 5

PRIZE MONEY: $5.722 million

HIGHLIGHTS

* Claimed first win at his fourth start in a Warrnambool maiden (2381m) October 19, 2018

* Landed a stakes win during last year's Melbourne Cup carnival, scoring at Listed level over 1800m

* Runner-up in 2019 Queensland Derby

* Beat older horses in the Tatt's Cup over 3000m at Eagle Farm.

* Melbourne Cup lead-up runs included fourth in Group One Turnbull Stakes over 2000m and runner-up placing in the Caulfield Cup

MELBOURNE CUP

Won: Flemington 3200m November 5, 2019 beating Prince Of Arran, Il Paradiso and Master Of Reality.


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