Racing loves statistics – none more than when you own a racehorse (or win the Melbourne Cup.)
Perhaps second only to first-class cricket, the racing industry, those who own, those who train and those who enjoy racing love data, form and stats.
So we thought we’d run a quick comparison with the 2018 winner Cross Counter, won (as every miRunners owner will know!) by jockey Kerrin McEvoy, who raced Zoushack at Royal Randwick during this year’s Everest meeting (and apologies for any errors).
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Stats of note:
- Ahead of this year’s start, Stall 19, from which Cross Counter jumped, had not produced a Melbourne Cup winner for 30 years
- until this year, 21 of the past 35 winners jumped from the inside half of the field (barriers 1-12) – so again, Cross Counter has broken a trend
- four year-olds had until this year won 8 Melbourne Cups, with Rekindling the most-recent in 2017. Older horses, generally 6 year-olds, tend to win. Another new trend from Cross Counter
- Cross Counter is the 16th gelding to win since 1983 – the most-recent was Almandin in 2016 (also ridden by Kerrin McEvoy)
This was champion jockey Kerrin McEvoy’s third Melbourne Cup. In addition to his 2016 win on Almandin, he won in 2000 with Brew.
How did you fare at this year’s Melbourne Cup? With the excitement still flowing, it’s never a better time to check out the three miRunners horses still with units available: Your Song X Sheeznodoubt, Rubick X Slainte, and Not A Single Doubt x Countess Dehere.
Related article: Melbourne Cup: Jumping the fence from spectator to owner!
Congratulations to miRunners trainers Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott (Runaway, placed 19th at Flemington/Not A Royal Doubt), David Hayes (Ventura Storm, placed 10th at Flemington/Zoushack ), and of course to winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy and winning trainer Charlie Appleby.
(Thanks to securities and investments firm Primary Markets for the pre-race stats on this year’s Melbourne Cup.)