Australia’s most famous race, Melbourne cup held over a distance of 3200 metres at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne with total prizemoney of $4,100,000. The 2023 “race that stops the nation” has concluded, with “Without A Fight” emerging as the victor in the Melbourne Cup.
Mark Zahra secured his second consecutive Cup win, triumphing over Soulcombe and Sheraz.
Mark Zahra, the renowned jockey, has secured his second consecutive Cup win, having previously ridden Gold Trip to victory last year.
Zahra’s remarkable achievement makes him the first jockey to achieve consecutive Melbourne Cup wins since Glen Boss accomplished this feat with Makybe Diva from 2003 to 2005. He joins the ranks of the tenth jockey to claim back-to-back Cup victories.
In a noteworthy historical parallel, Without A Fight has become the first horse since Ethereal in 2001 to achieve the prestigious Caulfield Cup-Melbourne Cup double.