The 2021 Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday 2nd November at 3 p.m. (AEDT) at the Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne. Keep reading this article for Melbourne Cup live stream, start time, TV channels, and more.
Both local and international best raiders participate in the event. The race is an ultimate show of strength and speed. The race is about 3200 meters and approximately 3 and a half meters long.
Melbourne Cup 2021: When and Where?
The 2021 Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday, November 2. The event will start at 3 pm AEDT.
The event will take place at Flemington Racecourse. This is situated about 6km northwest of Melbourne. The track is six-furlong or 1200m straight and 450m long. The race will run anti-clockwise.
10,000 fans are allowed to attend the Melbourne Cup 2021. But they will have to be vaccinated with both doses of COVID-19 Vaccines.
Which TV Channel will broadcast the Melbourne Cup Live?
Channel 10 has the right to broadcast the Melbourne Cup 2021. Previously, Channel 7 had the right to broadcast the event, but the broadcasting right was transferred to Channel 10 by Victorian Racing Club.
Channel Ten’s coverage on Melbourne Cup Day will commence at around 10 am (AEDT).
You will need a cable TV connection to watch the race. If you are out of coverage, contact your operator soon.
How to Live Stream Melbourne Cup 2021?
If you don’t have a cable connection, you will find plenty of options to watch the event. Melbourne Cup live stream is available on Racing.com and on 10play.
The live streaming will be available on Sky Channel for the Foxtel sports package subscribers. The subscription fee is $29 per month. BetEasy, Ladbrokes, Sportsbet, and Crownbet, will also show the event to their registered customers.
Melbourne Cup 2021 Field:
- TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) G9 Joseph O’Brien 58kg (2)
- INCENTIVISE G5 Peter G Moody 57kg (1.5kg penalty) (16)
- SPANISH MISSION (USA) H6 Andrew Balding 57kg (14)
- VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M6 Chris Waller 57kg (19)
- EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) H4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 54kg (4)
- THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 54kg (5)
- DELPHI (IRE) H5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 53.5 (3)
- OCEAN BILLY (NZ) G6 Chris Waller 53.5kg (13)
- SELINO (GB) G6 Chris Waller 53.5kg (24)
- JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) G4 Denis Pagan 53kg (22)
- KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 53kg (9)
- PERSAN G5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 53kg (11)
- CARIF G6 Peter & Paul Snowden 52.5kg (8)
- MASTER OF WINE (GER) G7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 52.5kg (6)
- PONDUS (GB) G6 Robert Hickmott 52.5kg (1)
- GRAND PROMENADE (GB) G6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 52kg (21)
- MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M5 Danny O’Brien 52kg (17)
- PORT GUILLAUME (FR) G5 Ben & JD Hayes 52kg (23)
- SHE’S IDEEL M6 Bjorn Baker 52kg (20)
- FUTURE SCORE (IRE) G7 Matt Cumani 51.5kg (15)
- TRALEE ROSE (NZ) M5 Symon Wilde 51kg (12)
- FLOATING ARTIST (GB) G6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg (10)
- GREAT HOUSE (IRE) G5 Chris Waller 50kg (7)
- SIR LUCAN (IRE) H4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 50kg (18)
The total prize money of the Melbourne Cup is $8 million. The winner of the event will get a total of $4.4 million, plus the 18-carat, solid gold Melbourne Cup trophy which is worth $250,000 on its own.
- Runner-up: $1.1 million
- Third place: $550,000
- Fourth place: $350,000
- Fifth horse over the line: $230,000.
- Sixth to 12th: $160,000.
Melbourne Cup Live Streaming FAQs:
Can You Watch the Melbourne Cup Live Online?
There are plenty of ways punters can tune in to the Melbourne Cup 2021 live online. Host broadcaster Channel Ten will be showing the coverage live for free through their streaming platform, TenPlay. Kayo Sports will also be providing live coverage of the race and many of the leading bookmakers will be showing the race for those with valid accounts and funds deposited.
How Can I Watch the Melbourne Cup on My Phone?
There will be several options available to those who wish to watch the Melbourne Cup on their phones, 10Play will stream the action live for free, whilst Racing.com will also show the action from Flemington. Alternatively, people may opt to watch through bookmaker apps like TAB who will be streaming the race.
What Channel Can You Watch the Melbourne Cup On?
Channel 10 will broadcast the 2021 Melbourne Cup live after securing digital and broadcast rights to the race in 2019, a deal worth a reported $100 million dollars. Channel 10 has shown the last two Melbourne Cups and will do so again this year.
Is The Melbourne Cup Watched Globally?
Yes, the Melbourne Cup is one of the key races in the global racing calendar and attracts some of the best international raiders from the likes of New Zealand, Britain, Ireland, continental Europe, and the United States to name a few, so there is plenty of international interest in the race and people tune in from every corner of the globe to watch the live-action from Flemington.