The date, the time and all the race card information on the 2018 Melbourne Cup can be found below.
Melbourne Cup 2018 Date & Time
The 2018 Melbourne Cup races on the 7th of November 2018 is the 7th race of the day.
It kicks off at precisely 3pm (AEST) with 24 horses pitting themselves against each other for some healthy prize money worth $6 million.
The handicap race covers 3,200 meters and will see the winner likely to make that distance in a sub 3 minute and 20 seconds time.
The record time for this event has stood for almost 30 years and was set by Kingston Rule back in 1993 with a time of 3:16.3.
National 🇦🇺 & International 🌏 Melbourne Cup Running Times:
» Queensland: 2:00pm
» New South Wales: 3:00pm
» Victoria: 3:00pm
» Tasmania: 3:00pm
» Northern Territory: 1:30pm
» ACT: 3:00pm
» Western Australia: 12:00pm
» 🇬🇧 UK & 🇮🇪 Ireland: 4:00am
» 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 5:00pm
» 🇯🇵 Japan: 1:00pm
» 🇭🇰 Hong Kong: 12:00pm
» 🇦🇪 Dubai: 8:00am
What Other Races are There on 2018 Melbourne Cup Day? 🏇🏼
In total there will be 10 races completed on Melbourne Cup Day.
The first of them will be run at 11:00am and generally, there will be a good break between each one. There will then be a new race 40 minutes after the completion of the previous with the final race starting at 5.15pm.
Full Race Schedule for the 2018 Melbourne Cup 🏆
|Race no.||Time (AEDT)||Race||Distance||Prize Money ($AUD)|
|1||10:40 AM||Ottawa Stakes||1000m||$151,500|
|2||TBC||Schweppes Flemington Fling||1000m||$101,500|
|3||12:00 PM (noon)||Prince of Penzance Plate||2800m||$101,500|
|4||12:40 PM||Lavazza Prontissimo||1400m||$101,500|
|5||1:20 PM||Schweppes #FlemingtonFling||1000m||$101,500|
|6||2:00 PM||Lexus Hybrid Plate (Desirable Stakes)||1400m||$151,500|
2018 Melbourne Cup
|8||4:00 PM||James Boag’s Premium Stakes (Melbourne Cup Day Plate)||1800m||$151,500|
|9||4:35 PM||MSS Security Sprint (Always Welcome Stakes)||1200m||$151,500|
|10||5:15 PM||3 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (Maybe Mahal Stakes)||1400m||$201,500|