How to watch the 2022 Melbourne Cup live and free online in Australia
The Melbourne Cup is ready to have another famous chapter written as 24 horses head to Flemington for the race that stops the nation.
Last year's Melbourne Cup was spectacularly won by Verry Elleegant for star jockey James McDonald.
Local horses won 2 of the last 3 Cups, but the internationals have otherwise dominated the last decade.
Internationals also dominate this year's field, with nearly 80% of runners hailing from overseas.
The race is run over 3,200 metres and holds Group 1 status.
What time is the 2022 Melbourne Cup?
The Melbourne Cup is famously known to be held on the first Tuesday in November, which in 2022 is on 1 November.
The main race on the program is race 7 and is scheduled for 3pm AEDT at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.
How to watch the 2022 Melbourne Cup live
You have a variety of free-to-air and subscription models to watch this year's race.
To view on free-to-air broadcast TV, you can watch on Channel 10 or Racing.com or stream via 10 play.
Watch Melbourne Cup live on Channel 10
You can watch for free on Channel 10 or sign up at no cost for a 10 play account so you can stream the action. It's the simplest option to watch the race.
Coverage starts at 10am AEDT and runs until after the last race at 5:30pm.
Channel 10 has the entire Melbourne Cup carnival broadcast rights. That includes this past week's Derby Day, Thursday's Oaks Day and the weekend's Mackinnon Stakes.
Watch Melbourne Cup on Racing.com
Another free option is to watch on Racing.com, a 24-hour specialty racing channel offering analysis and tips.
It is on free-to-air broadcast TV on channel 68 or channel 78 depending on where you live across the country.
It is also available on channel 529 if you are a Foxtel subscriber or via Kayo Sports.
Stream Melbourne Cup on Kayo Sports
You can also stream all the colour and excitement in HD on Kayo Sports, which also carries the Racing.com channel.
Kayo has a 7-day free trial for new users.
That means you could watch the 2022 Melbourne Cup at no cost and utilise all of Kayo's special features.
Can I watch the Melbourne Cup live on Sky Racing?
You can, but not live. Sky Racing's rights only allow it to show the race a few minutes after it has been run.
Sky Racing is only available on Foxtel iQ, not Foxtel's online options, on the Sky Racing 1 channel. It is also available via some online betting apps.
2022 Melbourne Cup Field
|1||Gold Trip (FR)||14||Mark Zahra||Ciaron Maher and David Eustace|
|2||Duais||10||Hugh Bowman||Edward Cummings|
|3||Knights Order (IRE)||24||Tim Clark||Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott|
|4||Montefelia||11||Jason Collett||David Payne|
|5||Numerian (IRE)||7||Tommy Berry||Annabel Neasham|
|6||Without A Fight (IRE)||18||William Buick||Simon and Ed Crisford|
|7||Camorra (IRE)||17||Ben Melham||Ben and JD Hayes|
|8||Deauville Legend (IRE)||9||Kerrin McEvoy||James Ferguson|
|9||Stockman (NZ)||2||Sam Clipperton||Joseph Pride|
|10||Vow And Declare||4||Blake Shinn||Danny O'Brien|
|11||Young Werther (NZ)||21||Damian Lane||Danny O'Brien|
|12||Hoo Ya Mal (GB)||15||Craig Williams||Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott|
|13||Serpentine (IRE)||23||John Allen||Robert Hickmott|
|14||Daqiansweet Junior (NZ)||13||Daniel Moor||Phillip Stokes|
|15||Grand Promenade (GB)||1||Harry Coffey||Ciaron Maher and David Eustace|
|16||Arapaho (FR)||19||Rachel King||Bjorn Baker|
|17||Emissary (GB)||3||Patrick Moloney||Michael Moroney|
|19||Smokin' Romans (NZ)||16||Jamie Kah||Ciaron Maher and David Eustace|
|20||Tralee Rose (NZ)||22||Dean Yendall||Symon Wilde|
|22||High Emocean (NZ)||8||Teo Nugent||Ciaron Maher and David Eustace|
|23||Interpretation (IRE)||6||Craig Newitt||Ciaron Maher and David Eustace|
|24||Realm Of Flowers||5||Damien Thornton||Anthony and Sam Freedman|
Full Melbourne Cup – Flemington schedule
- Race 1 – 1,000m: Darley Maribyrnong Plate
- Race 2 – 2,800m: The Macca's Run
- Race 3 – 1,400m: Resimax Group Subzero
- Race 4 – 1,800m: TAB Trophy
- Race 5 – 1,000m: The Schweppervescence Plate
- Race 6 – 1,800m: Furphy Plate
- Race 7 – 3,200m: Lexus Melbourne Cup
- Race 8 – 1,400m: In Memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Race 9 – 1,400m: The Hong Kong Jockey Club
- Race 10 – 1,200m: MSS Security Sprint
Image source: Kayo Sports website