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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.

SUMMARY: The 2022 Melbourne Cup is on Channel 10 and 10 play,, Kayo Sports and Foxtel. You can watch on Kayo for no cost using this 7-day trial.

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 or stream via 10 play.

You can also watch via Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports.

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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

Another free option is to watch on, 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 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.

These allow you access to racing all year round as well as more than 50 sports via Kayo's platform, such as the T20 World Cup.

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.

Melbourne Cup statistics

2022 Melbourne Cup Field

NumberHorse nameBarrierJockeyTrainer
1Gold Trip (FR)14Mark ZahraCiaron Maher and David Eustace
2Duais10Hugh BowmanEdward Cummings
3Knights Order (IRE)24Tim ClarkGai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott
4Montefelia11Jason CollettDavid Payne
5Numerian (IRE)7Tommy BerryAnnabel Neasham
6Without A Fight (IRE)18William BuickSimon and Ed Crisford
7Camorra (IRE)17Ben MelhamBen and JD Hayes
8Deauville Legend (IRE)9Kerrin McEvoyJames Ferguson
9Stockman (NZ)2Sam ClippertonJoseph Pride
10Vow And Declare4Blake ShinnDanny O'Brien
11Young Werther (NZ)21Damian LaneDanny O'Brien
12Hoo Ya Mal (GB)15Craig WilliamsGai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott
13Serpentine (IRE)23John AllenRobert Hickmott
14Daqiansweet Junior (NZ)13Daniel MoorPhillip Stokes
15Grand Promenade (GB)1Harry CoffeyCiaron Maher and David Eustace
16Arapaho (FR)19Rachel KingBjorn Baker
17Emissary (GB)3Patrick MoloneyMichael Moroney
19Smokin' Romans (NZ)16Jamie KahCiaron Maher and David Eustace
20Tralee Rose (NZ)22Dean YendallSymon Wilde
22High Emocean (NZ)8Teo NugentCiaron Maher and David Eustace
23Interpretation (IRE)6Craig NewittCiaron Maher and David Eustace
24Realm Of Flowers5Damien ThorntonAnthony 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

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