Often the bridesmaid in big races this spring, Mark Zahra was able to turn his fortunes when triumphant aboard Gold Trip in 2022 Melbourne Cup.
Melbourne Cup 2022 : Result | Who won | Gold trip
The Melbourne Cup is a Group 1 held over a distance of 3200 metres at Flemington Racecourse with total prizemoney of $7,750,000.
The Melbourne Cup was last run on Tuesday, November 1st 2022 and won by Gold Trip.
Also the Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous horse race held over a distance of 3200 metres at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.
Held on the first Tuesday of November each year the ‘race that stops a nation’ is an opportunity to try and back a winner and claim bragging rights over your friends, workmates and family.
In 2022, the Melbourne Cup will be held on Tuesday 1st November at 3pm.
Melbourne Cup 2022 Result
Jockey Mark Zahra couldn’t forgive himself. Until Gold Trip stunned the world to win the 2022 Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday.
12 months on from one of the worst days of his life, the 40-year-old can finally exorcise the demons that have haunted him since the infamous Airbnb scandal rocked the sport.
The 162nd running of the great race delivered plenty of drama right to the finish line as the miserable weather did its best to ruin the day for the 80,000 spectators that braved the stormy conditions.
But nothing could overshadow the $8 million, 3200m handicap classic.
The connections of the six-year-old horse are celebrating a payday of more than $4 million.
Emissary finished second and High Emocean was third.
Favourite Deauville Legend was fourth, while highly fancied runner Realm of Flowers was fifth.
Gold Trip did it the hard way, taking the lead with more than 300m to run before Emissary looked to be making a challenge of it with 150m to go.
But the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained horse showed its class by finding one final effort at the finish line wo win by 1.5 lengths.
Who won Melbourne Cup 2022
Gold Trip stunned the pack to win the 162nd edition of the great race, beating Emissary and High Emocean to give jockey Mark Zahra his first victory.
Interpretation failed to finish, although connections to the horse say it is doing OK.
Here is a break down of some of the big stories that happened on a wild day at Flemington:
Gold Trip wins the 2022 Melbourne Cup
Jockey Mark Zahra claims his first ever Cup win, with an epic reaction to match
Interpretation fails to finish – stable reports that it “pulled up OK”
Wind, rain and late hail lashes racegoers at Flemington
Track allegedly sabotaged before race day – see the video
Horse trainer lashes out after late scratching
Camorra was listed as the last horse to cross the finish line on a wet and windy day.
Zahra missed the ride on last year’s winner Verry Elleegant because of a Covid-19 breach that led to a three-month ban.
“This time last year I was in Byron Bay and I was getting told off for drinking too much,” said Zahra.
The triumph makes up for the devastation Zahra, 40, felt 12 months ago as he watched Verry Elleegant triumph while sidelined and also for the disappointment he experienced with a string of near misses over the past month.
After finishing second in the Caulfield Cup on the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Gold Trip, he also finished runner-up on I’m Thunderstruck in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.
Often the bridesmaid in big races this spring, jockey Mark Zahra was able to turn around his fortunes when triumphant aboard Gold Trip in the 2022 Melbourne Cup.
Desperately unlucky when finishing second in the Caulfield Cup, the top-weight for the 162nd running of the famous race dashed clear in the straight for a decisive victory.
The French-bred six-year-old, who started at 18-1, seized the lead 300 metres from the finish and was able to hold off Emissary, with stablemate High Emocean finishing third.
Race favourite Deauville Legend looked the winner for a fleeting moment in the home straight but weakened to finish fourth behind Gold Trip, which carried 57.5kg to victory.
Maher praised Gold Trip, which finished an unlucky ninth in the Cox Plate before rebounding strongly at Flemington to record its second win from 16 starts.