Melbourne Cup 2017 finishing order: Rekindling wins in thrilling finish

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    Rekindling has won the 2017 Melbourne Cup, finishing ahead of Johannes Vermeer and Max Dynamite in second and third places respectively to claim the richest handicap race in the world.

    Rekindling edged out Johannes Vermeer in a thrilling finish, coming home late to claim the ‘race that stops the nation’.

    Here is the finishing order.

    2017 Melbourne Cup complete finishing order

    Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
    1 22 REKINDLING (GB) Joseph O’Brien Corey Brown 4 51.5kg
    2 7 JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ben Melham 0.4L 3 54.5kg
    3 9 MAX DYNAMITE (FR) William Mullins Zac Purton 2.9L 2 54kg
    4 13 BIG DUKE (IRE) Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 5.65L 5 53.5kg
    5 18 NAKEETA (GB) Iain Jardine Glyn Schofield 6.4L 19 53kg
    6 21 THOMAS HOBSON (GB) William Mullins Ben Allen (a) 8.65L 20 52kg
    7 4 TIBERIAN (FR) Alain Couetil Olivier Peslier 9.15L 22 55.5kg
    8 17 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 9.65L 7 53kg
    9 5 MARMELO (GB) Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 9.75L 16 55kg
    10 12 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) William Mullins Stephen Baster 10.5L 8 54kg
    11 6 RED CARDINAL (IRE) Andreas Wohler Kerrin McEvoy 11.25L 23 55kg
    12 2 ALMANDIN (GER) Robert Hickmott Frankie Dettori 11.45L 14 56.5kg
    13 24 CISMONTANE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens (a) 12.2L 17 50kg
    14 23 AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir Dean Yendall 12.95L 10 51kg
    15 15 BOOM TIME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 13.95L 9 53kg
    16 20 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) Hugo Palmer Craig Williams 15.45L 15 53kg
    17 19 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 15.85L 11 53kg
    18 14 US ARMY RANGER (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Jamie Spencer 16.15L 21 53.5kg
    19 3 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Blake Shinn 16.65L 13 56kg
    20 1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Damian Lane 28.65L 12 57.5kg
    21 10 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Glen Boss 30.15L 6 54kg
    22 8 BONDI BEACH (IRE) Robert Hickmott Michael Walker 31.4L 1 54kg
    23 16 GALLANTE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Michael Dee 99.9L 18 53kg
    11 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0

    More 2017 Melbourne Cup
    » Race report: Rekindling wins
    » Who came last
    » Watch video highlights replay
    » Re-live the race with our live blog
    » Regal Monarch’s horror fall
    » Winning trifecta and quinella
    » Winning exact and first four

    Daniel Jeffrey
    Daniel Jeffrey

    Daniel is Editor of The Roar. You can catch him on Twitter @_d_jeffrey.

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    The Crowd Says (2)

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      November 7th 2017 @ 4:54pm
      Gareth Hunter said | November 7th 2017 @ 4:54pm | ! Report

      Great to see an outsider win the race! Was a great race to watch 🙂

      • November 7th 2017 @ 11:26pm
        Kangajets said | November 7th 2017 @ 11:26pm | ! Report

        One rich owner had abt 5 horses in the race . No wonder the place I was in had zero interest.

        Give the Aussie battler a chance

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