How to watch the 2019 Melbourne Cup live and free
Watch the richest 2-mile handicap race in the world live. The 2019 Melbourne Cup can be watched on TV or online free.
Almost everybody knows it as the race that stops the nation. The Melbourne Cup is one of the oldest sporting traditions in Australia. Whether you love horse racing or not, you'll want to be part of the tradition and have your eyes on the big race.
Such a big occasion that the race is, it's a public holiday in Victoria. Thousands whether attending or going to work dress up for the Melbourne Cup,wearing fascinators and most likely breaking the fashion rules.
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When is the Melbourne Cup?
The 3200m long Melbourne Cup is held annually on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington Racecourse and is run at 3pm AEDT. Typically the Melbourne Cup is Race 7.
How to watch the Melbourne Cup
The Melbourne Cup is available on free-to-air TV, but due to the time of the race this is typically not a suitable option for everyone. With many people set to be stuck at work you may have to watch online. The best to experience that is with Kayo Sports, which has a host of unique, sports specific viewing features and a free-trial!
Fortunately there are several TV and online options to choose from.
Watch Melbourne Cup on Channel 10
Your best bet to watch the Melbourne Cup is for free with Channel 10. Channel 10 has this year forked out for exclusive free-to-air rights of the entire Melbourne Cup Carnival.
If you can't watch with 10 on TV you can sign up for a free 10 play account and watch online. Channel 10's coverage begins from 10am AEDT.
Stream Melbourne Cup on Kayo Sports
The next best choice is with Racing.com, which can be accessed via Kayo Sports or Foxtel. The former is the better option, thanks to its accessibility, versatility and exclusive, futuristic viewing features.
Not only can you enjoy over 50 sports live and on demand through the service, but it brings in new ideas like SplitView (four sports on one screen), interactive stats, picture-in-picture mode, hide scores, a key moments timeline and more. It's great for use at work, on the bus, or at home. It's just $25 after the 14-day free trial and it takes seconds to sign-up. It works on PC and Mac, iOS and Android devices, and on a TV through Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV or ChromeCast.
Racing.com is the home of live Victorian and South Australian thoroughbred racing.
Watch Melbourne Cup on Sky Racing
Sky Racing also broadcasts the Melbourne Cup, though its rights don't allow it to show the race live. Instead it's shown just a couple of minutes after the race has run.
You can watch Sky Racing via Foxtel on the Sky Racing 1 channel. Sky Racing is only available on Foxtel IQ and not on Foxtel's online platforms.
For further details please see our guide on how to watch Horse Racing in Australia.
2019 Melbourne Cup field
|1||Cross Counter||William Buick||5||Great Britain|
|2||Mer De Glace||Damian Lane||2||Japan|
|3||Master Of Reality||Frankie Dettori||1||Ireland|
|4||Mirage Dancer||Ben Melham||13||Great Britain|
|5||Southern France||Mark Zahra||14||Ireland|
|6||Hunting Horn||Seamie Heffernan||11||Ireland|
|8||Mustajeer||Damien Oliver||6||Great Britain|
|10||Twilight Payment||Hugh Bowman||19||Ireland|
|11||Finche||Kerrin McEvoy||4||Great Britain|
|12||Prince Of Arran||Michael Walker||8||Great Britain|
|13||Raymond Tusk||Jamie Spencer||3||Ireland|
|15||Magic Wand||Ryan Moore||24||Ireland|
|18||Surprise Baby||Jordan Childs||20||New Zealand|
|20||Il Paradiso||Wayne Lordan||17||USA|
|21||Steel Prince||Brett Prebble||16||Ireland|
|22||The Chosen One||Tim Clark||18||New Zealand|
|23||Vow and Declare||Craig Williams||21||Australia|
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