Melbourne Cup 2021 Race Day Schedule
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Watch The Melbourne Cup
If you are not going to be able to make the action at Flemington Racecourse, you might just be looking at other ways that you can enjoy all of the action!
Fortunately, you all have the ability to listen to or watch the Melbourne Cup coverage online in the comfort of your own home via many different options.
Watch the Melbourne Cup on TV (in Australia 🇦🇺) 📺
The Seven Network continues their long-running free-to-air coverage of The Melbourne Cup, having covered the richest two-mile handicap race in the world since 2002.
Channel 7 and 7Mate will both cover all the racing action and interviews of the main race as well as the nine other races on Cup Day with live coverage of the entire carnival. The CHANNEL 7 link below will open a new window.
WATCH THE MELBOURNE CUP ONLINE IN AUSTRALIA
For paid subscription owners, Foxtel also have coverage on their network, with Racing.com on channel 529 having the live feed.
Seven will kick-off the coverage of Melbourne Cup Day at 10am (AEDT) and go through to the news at 6pm.
Watch the Melbourne Cup Coverage Online 💻
Thanks to CrownBet, one of the easiest ‘legal’ way to enjoy the live broadcast of Melbourne Cup online is to to use a simple three step process provided by CrownBet.
They have been given the rights to stream all of the action to any of their registered customers so that they can watch the Melbourne Cup.
Step 1: Join and create an account at CrownBet or simply sign in if you already have one.
Step 2: Make a deposit of any amount into your account (you will also enjoy some excellent free bonus bets on offer). Anyone with an existing account at CrownBet will not have to make a deposit.
Step 3: Wait until the action is about to get underway and simply click the ‘Watch Live‘ icon on their website.
Bookmakers – Sign Up To Watch 💰
Many other bookmakers have purchased licences to stream the Melbourne Cup Live from their betting apps.
Other Bookmakers Showing The Melbourne Cup:
Watch the Melbourne Cup on Twitter 💬
The Melbourne Cup was first streamed live on Twitter in 2016.
Punters and racing fans alike tuned in to see Almandin take the glory at a health starting price of $11.
2017 is no different with Seven Network and the Victorian Racing Club agreeing to do the same again after Suzy Nicoletti said streaming the Melbourne Cup Live on Twitter was a “a huge success” in 2016. Read more about watching the Melbourne Cup Live via Twitter.
Avoid “Other” Streams ⛔️
There are many illegal streaming sites out there but why take the risk when you can watch for free anyway? Illegal streams are usually very poor quality, full of ads and have the potential to spread viruses and malware.
For those and many other reasons, it is always best to watch the Melbourne Cup on free legal streams instead. Besides, using the live streams from bookmakers also gives you the ability to bet as you watch the Melbourne Cup play out across the entire day of racing.
Listen to a Melbourne Cup Radio Broadcast Online 📻
If you prefer to trust your ears only or are superstitious about watching your picks race, simply listen to the Melbourne Cup commentary online instead. The following radio stations will be covering the action and can be accessed digitally online:
RSN Racing & Sport – RSN Racing or RSN Carnival
ABC Radio – ABC Grandstand
Sky Sports Radio – National Racing Service
TABradio – TABradio
RadioTAB – RadioTAB
Melbourne Cup Replays
Melbourne Cup Winners
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Melbourne Cup Tickets
While most of us will only be able to see the action on the TV, on our phones or via the internet, some will be lucky enough to be there in person.
Melbourne Cup tickets usually sell out very quickly and are therefore are difficult to get hold of, so if you’re attending you should plan ahead and move quickly.
The Melbourne Cup might be on the first Tuesday in November but the carnival itself runs from Derby Day, through to Stakes Day, sometimes spanning across October and November, depending on how the dates fall that year.
Melbourne Cup 2021 Tickets
Melbourne Cup tickets are available for each particular day or for the whole duration as a package. However, due to these tickets normally only being sold on a pre-purchase basis, they are usually gone long before the event starts.
If you have yet to get your Melbourne Cup tickets and it’s close to the date, you could be running out of time. If you leave it too late you will have to make do with watching The Melbourne Cup at a bar on the TV or on Twitter.
Do you really want to miss the chance of seeing how the Aussies do against the very best in the world? If not, now is the time to get those tickets booked up.
Melbourne Cup General Admin Tickets 2017
A selection of tickets such as General Admission, Reserved Grandstand Seating and Precinct can be obtained from Ticketek online.
If you like to do things the old-fashioned way Ticketek can also be reached via phone on 13 28 49.
There’s also a Melbourne Cup Carnival Ticket Booth that opens at Federation Square.
Please remember that the Melbourne Cup Carnival is fully ticketed and that they should be bought prior to the day.
The best way to guarantee entry for the Melbourne Cup is to become a Victoria Racing Club member.
Melbourne Cup History
It’s the race that has been stopping the nation for years. How much do really know about the Melbourne Cup history?
Australia’s historical premier racecourse
The Flemington Racecourse is the best-known and oldest metropolitan racing ground in Australia. In fact, it is the most significant racing site in the country and as of 2006 has been on the National Heritage List. The first race meeting took place in 1840, just five years after Melbourne’s settlement.
As the Melbourne Cup has grown with popularity, so has the amenities at Flemington racecourse. It is now a favourite carnival space for picnics, celebrations, and entertainment venues.
Where did the Melbourne Cup history all begin?
After the first running of the Melbourne Cup in 1861, the event became increasingly significant. A horse named Archer was the first winner of the Melbourne Cup. He took his victory in front of a crowd of 4000 people.
The Melbourne Cup first occurred during the Gold Rush in Victoria. This is when many people flocked to Melbourne, Bendigo, and Ballarat in search of gold.
By 1880, the number of people attending the Cup at Flemington grew to 100,000. What’s more, visitors were coming from other Australian colonies too. The city of Melbourne continued to grow and thrive during these years, as did the Cup.
Winners throughout history
Throughout the Melbourne Cup history, many champions have been made. Amidst stories of endurance, scandal, controversy, and heroism, names of horses have been cemented in history. Some of these great Thoroughbreds include:
Phar Lap (1930)
Peter Pan (1932 and 1934)
Comic Court (1950)
Rising Fast (1954)
Rain Lover (1968 & 1969)
Vintage Crop (1993)
Might and Power (1997)
Makybe Diva (2003, 2004 & 2005).
Melbourne Cup Dress Code
Melbourne Cup Entertainment at Flemington
The Melbourne Cup is so much more about just racing. There is so much live Melbourne Cup entertainment happening this Tuesday, November 1. You will want to be part of the action!
Places to see Melbourne Cup Entertainment
This is located on the hill, just adjacent to the train station. In fact, The Park is the newest addition to the Melbourne Cup Carnival. This is a fun, exciting, and unexpected event that promises to be carefree and fabulous. Live entertainment includes Fashions on the Field. Entry is free for all Melbourne Cup Carnival ticket holders.
James Boag’s Premium Celebration Deck
This is the true premium experience for General Admission tickets. The feature venue is on the West Lawn precinct. Here you’ll get one of the best vantage points on the course. In addition to this, you can listen to some great live music.
Schweppes Flemington Fling Bar
On Level 1 of the Hill Stand is this fun bar. Here you can met your friends for cocktails, DJs, and entertainment. This is a great social hang out place to meet new people too.
Some other amenities available at Flemington include the following:
Free wifi available on course
Charging points on all Hill Stand levels
ATM and EFTPOS facilities in public areas and member’s areas