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The Melbourne Cup favourites have only won 34 times in the race's 159-year history

The Melbourne Cup favourite has won 34 times in the race’s 159-year history.

But the Chris Waller-trained Finche finished seventh this year, leaving punters who backed the Melbourne Cup favourite without a winner since Fiorente in 2013.

HOW THE MELBOURNE CUP FAVOURITES HAVE FARED THIS CENTURY

2019 – Finche ($8) 7th

2018 – Yucatan ($6) 11th

2017 – Marmelo, Almandin ($7) 9th, 12th

2016 – Hartnell ($5.50) 3rd

2015 – Fame Game ($5) 13th

2014 – Admire Rakti ($5.50) last

2013 – Fiorente ($7) 1st

2012 – Dunaden ($7) 14th

2011 – Americain ($5) 4th

2010 – So You Think ($3) 3rd

2009 – Alcopop ($4.80) 6th

2008 – Mad Rush ($5.50) 7th

2007 – Master O’Reilly ($3.80) 8th

2006 – Pop Rock, Tawqeet ($6) 2nd, 19th

2005 – Makybe Diva ($4.50) 1st

2004 – Makybe Diva ($3.50) 1st

2003 – Mamool ($6.50) last

2002 – Vinnie Roe ($5.50) 4th

2001 – Sky Heights ($6) 8th

2000 – Kaapstad Way ($5.50) 4th

 
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