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The 2019 Melbourne Cup winner is Australian racehorse Vow and Declare

Sharon Masige
  • Australian racehorse Vow and Declare, ridden by jockey Craig Williams, has won the 2019 Melbourne Cup.

  • Vow and Declare is one of two Australian horses to compete in this year's race.

  • In second place was Master of Reality followed by Prince of Arran.

Australian racehorse Vow and Declare has won this year's Melbourne Cup.

Known as the race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup took place once again at Victoria's Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday 5 November.

A total of 24 jockeys competed in the 159th rendition of the race, with only two Australian bred horses – Vow and Declare and Youngstar – taking part, according to the ABC.

And Vow and Declare, with jockey Craig Williams, secured the title.

The Cup was attended by several celebs including Usain Bolt and Lindsay Lohan.

Read more: Celebrities who ditched the Melbourne Cup.

In 2018, Cross Counter won the Melbourne Cup, with jockey Kerrin McEvoy.