Lexus Stakes and the Melbourne Cup

Posted by Sports News First on 4/11/2017
Filled in: Racing

The winner of Saturday’s Lexus Stakes (2500m) is guaranteed a start in the Melbourne Cup if it is among the nominations.

Brew in 2000 and Shocking in 2009 are the only horses in the past 30 years to complete the double.

Until 2005, both first and second placegetters in the race were guaranteed a Melbourne Cup start but since then only the winner automatically makes the field.

How the Lexus winners have fared in the Melbourne Cup:

1987: Scarvila (15th Melbourne Cup) 2nd: Colour Page (did not run in Cup)

1988: Copatonic (14th) 2nd: Tawriffic (12th)

1989: Coshking (20th) 2nd: Gopak (12th)

1990: Mount Olympus (5th) 2nd: Kingston Rule (Won)

1991: Rasheek (6th) 2nd: Dr Grace (20th)

1992: Big Barron (10th) 2nd: Val D’Arno (13th)

1993: Tennessee Jack (6th) 2nd: Maraakiz (7th)

1994: Pindi (16th) 2nd: Starstruck (10th)

1995: Coachwood (5th) 2nd: Dupain (9th)

1996: Few Are Chosen (19th) 2nd: Centico (16th)

1997: Backslapper (did not run in Cup) 2nd: Grandmaster (10th)

1998: Star Binder (did not run in Cup) 2nd: Second Coming (23rd)

1999: The Warrior (6th) 2nd: Rose O’War (8th)

2000: Brew (Won) 2nd: Mr.Nelson (19th)

2001: Maythehorsebewithu (5th) 2nd: Spirit Of Westbury (17th)

2002: Requiem (22nd) 2nd: Miss Meliss (10th)

2003: Big Pat (10th) 2nd: Fawaz (18th)

2004: Don Raphael (20th) 2nd: Catchmeifyoucan (8th)

2005: Strasbourg (18th)

2006: Maybe Better (3rd)

2007: Sculptor (9th)

2008: Moatize (6th)

2009: Shocking (Won)

2010: Maluckyday (2nd)

2011: Niwot (8th)

2012: Kelinni (4th)

2013: Ruscello (23rd)

2014: Signoff (4th)

2015: Excess Knowledge (7th)

2016: Oceanographer (12th)