On the first Tuesday in November, Melbourne Cup is where the pages of history are turned, what script will be written in this year’s Cup.

Melbourne Cup 2022 : Prize money | Winner | Perth

The undercard features the Group 3 Darley Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) for two-year-olds and Group 3 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m) for mares plus the popular Subzero Handicap (1400m), a race restricted to grey horses.

Melbourne Cup 2022 : Prize money | Winner | Perth

This year, The Park returns and is set to fire up one’s imagination headlined by Australia’s hottest musicians and trendiest eateries.

Cup Week’s playground will play host to the iconic Myer Fashions on the Field in a glorious celebration of style.

Plus, the newest edition to Cup Week is Club Lawn Hotel on the Club Lawn – Front Lawn East, home to an array of food and drink, live entertainment and an irresistible day of racing.

Melbourne Cup 2022 prize money 

In 1985 the race became the first in Australia total $1 million in prize money.

By the time 2001 came around the Cup offered a massive $4 million in prizes and the trophy itself was changed from 9-carat gold to 18-carat gold.

Melbourne Cup 2022 : Prize money | Winner | Perth

Finishing Position           Prize Money                  
1st $4,400,000
2nd $1,10,000
3rd $550,000
4th $350,000
5th $230,000
6th $160,000
7th $160,000
8th $160,000
9th $160,000
10th $160,000
11th $160,000
12th $160,000

In 2019 the total prize money exceeded a staggering $8 million.

Now the First prize for the Melbourne Cup in 2022 is $4,400,000.

Melbourne Cup trainers are entitled to 10% of the prize money won by the horse. This means a winning trainer will earn a remarkable $320,000 for hard work preparing the horse to be in the best shape possible.

On top of their prize money a winning trainer will also receive a miniature Melbourne Cup trophy worth $10,000.


The 2022 Melbourne Cup results will be published after the Melbourne Cup race on Tuesday 3rd November, so you can find out who won the Melbourne Cup as soon as possible.

Melbourne Cup 2022 : Prize money | Winner | Perth

             2021 Winner               Verry Elleegant
2020 Winner Twilight Payment
2019 Winner Vow and Declare
2018 Winner Cross Counter
2017 Winner Rekindling
2016 Winner Almandin
2015 Winner Prince of Penzance
2014 Winner Protectionist
2013 Winner Fiorente
2012 Winner Green Moon
2011 Winner Dunaden
2010 Winner Americain

On Melbourne Cup day, the whole country literally grinds to a standstill at 3pm local time, as anxious punters and racing enthusiasts stop what they are doing to witness the Melbourne Cup winners take their place in Melbourne Cup History.

Ascertaining the winner and the finishing order can take some time. Several factors can potentially delay the announcement of the Melbourne Cup results.

For example, should there be a photo finish, such as the split-second finish between Dunaden and Red Cadeaux in 2011, the officials may require extra time to determine an absolute winner.

Melbourne Cup 2022 Perth

Start your race day with gorgeous city views from the Sky View Terrace, a prosecco station and live entertainment.

Melbourne Cup 2022 : Prize money | Winner | Perth

  • Date: Tuesday 1 November 2022
  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Main Race: 12:00 midday
  • Venue: Sky View Terrace & Sports Lounge, Optus Stadium

Then make your way to the Sports Lounge for the ultimate party with music, fashion, prize giveaways, live racing on the screens and all the glitz and glamour of the race that stops the nation!

By Rishabh

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