Bart Cummings, the Cups King, not only won 12 Melbourne Cups, he trained three of the top 10 fastest winners to ever win the Cup, including Kingston Rule, the fastest ever.
Kingston Rule's winning time of 3:16.30 has stood since 1990. Media Puzzle came close to taking the title in 2002 but just missed by a 30th of a second.
Darren Beadman was the jockey on Kingston Rule. He also rode another Bart Cummings horse in the top 10, Saintly in 1996.
The only horse in the top 10 to set a fastest time in the last 30 years, is Gold and Black in 1977. Unsurprisingly, another Bart Cummings trained horse.
|1990||Kingston Rule||Darren Beadman||Bart Cummings||3:16.30|
|2002||Media Puzzle||Damien Oliver||Dermot K. Weld||3:16.97|
|1989||Tawrriffic||Shane Dye||Lee Freedman||3:17.10|
|2020||Twilight Payment||Jye McNeil||Joseph Patrick O'Brien||3:17.34|
|2014||Protectionist||Ryan Moore||Andreas Wohler||3:17.71|
|1997||Might and Power||Jim Cassidy||Jack Denham||3:18.33|
|1977||Gold and Black||John Duggan||Bart Cummings||3:18.40|
|1998||Jezabeel||Chris Munce||Brian Jenkins||3:18.59|
|2000||Brew||Kerrin McEvoy||Mike Moroney||3:18.68|
|1996||Saintly||Darren Beadman||Bart Cumming||3:18.80|
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