Fortunately, you all have the ability to listen to or watch the Melbourne Cup coverage online in the comfort of your own home via many different options.
Watch the Melbourne Cup on TV (in Australia 🇦🇺) 📺
The Seven Network continues their long-running free-to-air coverage of The Melbourne Cup, having covered the richest two-mile handicap race in the world since 2002.
Channel 7 and 7Mate will both cover all the racing action and interviews of the main race as well as the nine other races on Cup Day with live coverage of the entire carnival.
For paid subscription owners, Foxtel also have coverage on their network, with Racing.com on channel 529 having the live feed.
Seven will kick-off the coverage of Melbourne Cup Day at 10am (AEDT) and go through to the news at 6pm.
Watch the Melbourne Cup Coverage Online 💻
Thanks to CrownBet, one of the easiest ‘legal’ way to enjoy the live broadcast of Melbourne Cup online is to to use a simple three step process provided by CrownBet.
They have been given the rights to stream all of the action to any of their registered customers so that they can watch the Melbourne Cup.
Step 1: Join and create an account at CrownBet or simply sign in if you already have one.
Step 2: Make a deposit of any amount into your account (you will also enjoy some excellent free bonus bets on offer). Anyone with an existing account at CrownBet will not have to make a deposit.
Step 3: Wait until the action is about to get underway and simply click the ‘Watch Live‘ icon on their website.
Bookmakers – Sign Up To Watch 💰
Many other bookmakers have purchased licences to stream the Melbourne Cup Live from their betting apps.
Other Bookmakers Showing The Melbourne Cup:
- William Hill
Watch the Melbourne Cup on Twitter 💬
The Melbourne Cup was first streamed live on Twitter in 2016.
Punters and racing fans alike tuned in to see Almandin take the glory at a health starting price of $11.
2017 is no different with Seven Network and the Victorian Racing Club agreeing to do the same again after Suzy Nicoletti said streaming the Melbourne Cup Live on Twitter was a “a huge success” in 2016. Read more about watching the Melbourne Cup Live via Twitter.
Avoid “Other” Streams ⛔️
There are many illegal streaming sites out there but why take the risk when you can watch for free anyway? Illegal streams are usually very poor quality, full of ads and have the potential to spread viruses and malware.
For those and many other reasons, it is always best to watch the Melbourne Cup on free legal streams instead. Besides, using the live streams from bookmakers also gives you the ability to bet as you watch the Melbourne Cup play out across the entire day of racing.
Listen to a Melbourne Cup Radio Broadcast Online 📻
If you prefer to trust your ears only or are superstitious about watching your picks race, simply listen to the Melbourne Cup commentary online instead. The following radio stations will be covering the action and can be accessed digitally online:
- RSN Racing & Sport – RSN Racing or RSN Carnival
- ABC Radio – ABC Grandstand
- Sky Sports Radio – National Racing Service
- TABradio – TABradio
- RadioTAB – RadioTAB
The Melbourne Cup Race Day Schedule
|Race Number||Start Time||Race Name||Distance||Race Type|
|1||10.40am||Ottawa Stakes||1000m||2yoF Sw|
|2||11.20am||tab.com.au Trophy||1700m||Mares Hcp|
|3||12.00pm||JB Cummings Plate||2800m||0-96 Hcp|
|4||12.40pm||Lavazza Short Black||1400m||4&5yo 0-90|
|6||2.00pm||Lexus Hybrid Plate||1400m||3yoF SW+P|
|7||3.00pm||2017 Melbourne Cup||3200m||Handicap|
|8||3.55pm||James Boag’s Stakes||1800m||Handicap|
|9||4.35pm||Mss Security Sprint||1200m||Handicap|
|10||5.15pm||Maybe Mahal Stakes||1400m||Mares SW+P|