Without A Fight has taken out this year’s Melbourne Cup

‘Without A Fight’ has taken out this year’s Melbourne Cup, beating home the likes of Soulcombe and Sheraz to claim the coveted $8 million feature race at Flemington.
The seven-year-old gelding from the Anthony & Sam Freedman stable came out on top in the 3200m event in front of a raucous crowd in Melbourne, with Mark Zahra in the saddle for the ride.
Without A Fight took a comfortable win in the end, surging ahead in the last straight to back up a Caulfield Cup win with a Melbourne Cup.
French gelding Vauban had a promising run but faded late, finishing in 14th despite starting the race as a $5 favourite. Last year’s winner Gold Trip also struggled, coming in 17th.
Melbourne Cup 2023 full finishing order
Without A Fight (16)
Soulcombe (4)
Sheraz (22)
Ashrun (11)
Daqiansweet Junior (12)
Interpretation (17)
Absurde (8)
True Marvel (10)
Vow And Declare (19)
Military Mission (5)
Okita Soushi (20)
More Felons (24)
Lastotchka (21)
Vauban (3)
Future History (13)
Breakup (18)
Gold Trip (2)
Virtuous Circle (6)
Serpentine (1)
Kalapour (14)
Alenquer (9)
Magical Lagoon (7)