Check all options to watch Melbourne Cup 2021 live stream online here. The 2021 Melbourne Cup start time is 3 pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, November 2. Scheduled race times can vary depending on scratchings, horse behavior, and general lead-up formalities.
Melbourne Cup 2021 Live Stream Channels – Reddit Alternatives
Melbourne Cup live stream Reddit alternatives are here. Again there are multiple ways to watch the race on your TV. Network 10 will be broadcasting the race live on Channel 10.
Racing.com will also broadcast races from Flemington, you can watch the telecast by going to CH 78. (please note if you have no searched for new channels recently, you may have to do so to view the channel)
Sky Channel will have the race broadcast as well if you have Foxtel access.
How to watch the Melbourne up live in New Zealand
New Zealanders will be able to watch the Melbourne Cup through the free-to-air channel Racing.com. The stream will also be available on the channel’s website. Another option is to tune in through the Sky Racing channel. Click this link for more information to watch the Melbourne Cup in New Zealand.
Where to watch the Melbourne Cup Live Streaming in the United States
Last year, the US fans had the chance to follow the Melbourne Cup through ESPN. Given the finicky history of Melbourne cup streaming rights, at this point we cannot say for sure that the situation won’t change, so make sure you check back at a later date. Click this link for more information to watch the Melbourne Cup in the United States.
What to do if you want to watch this high-stakes horse race in the United Kingdom and Ireland
Sky Sports will provide a Melbourne Cup live streaming service to both UK and Irish viewers. Click this link for more information to watch the Melbourne Cup in the UK and Ireland.
If you live outside the countries we have listed, you might be out of luck when it comes to Melbourne cup streaming. As we have said, broadcasting rights for an event such as this one are exclusive and geo-restricted. Your best bet would be to check with your local cable provider and see if any station has the rights to the broadcast.
How do you place a bet on the Melbourne Cup online?
Betting on the Melbourne Cup online is very straightforward. The first step is to create an account with a reputable bookmaker – you can see our list of our favourite bookmakers and their offers for existing customers on our Melbourne Cup 2021 Betting page.
Which barrier at Flemington Racecourse in Caulfied, Victoria is the best?
Unfortunately, being allocated a certain barrier in the field by the barrier draw won’t guarantee that a certain horse is going to win the race. However, these are the winning horses’ barriers from the last 10 years, so you can see which areas of the field tend to have the most success, to help you with your betting decisions for this race.
This year’s barrier draw will take place later in the year, close to race day, to give you the final lineup of horses.
When does the Melbourne Cup finish?
Assuming they jump at the scheduled start time of 3pm, the Melbourne Cup 2021 should finish by around 3.03pm on Tuesday 2 November.
Melbourne Cup start times in Australia’s major cities:
|Melbourne Cup Start Time|
|Major Australian Cities||Start Time|
|Adelaide, SA||2.30 pm|
|Brisbane, QLD||2 pm|
|Canberra, ACT||3 pm|
|Darwin, NT||1.30 pm|
|Hobart, TAS||3 pm|
|Melbourne, VIC||3 pm|
|Perth, WA||12pm – midday|
|Sydney, NSW||3 pm|
|Melbourne Cup Race Day Facts|
|Date:||Tuesday 2nd November 2021|
|Racecourse:||Flemington Racecourse, Victoria|
|Race Distance:||3,200 metres|
|Race status:||Group 1|
|Owned by:||Victoria Racing Club|
|Fasted run:||Kingston Rule, 1990, 3:16:3|
|Qualification:||Three-year-olds and above|
|First Race:||In 2020 it was 10.45AM|
|Last Race:||In 2020 it was 5.15PM|
What Happens On Melbourne Cup Day?
The first race is at around 11.00 am and the last just after 5.00 pm. The gap between races varies between 35 and 40 mins, with the exception being the Melbourne Cup which is held one hour after the previous race due to additional formalities. Please note: Delays can occur for a variety of reasons, which might affect scheduled start times.
The Melbourne Cup is scheduled for a 3pm start time, with an hour interval between race 6 and the Cup itself. During this period the 24 Melbourne Cup jockeys are introduced to the public and the national anthem is sung (though not always by the intended singer… Jessica Mauboy’s failure to perform was the subject of more than a little controversy in 2015), although that was nothing compared to the controversy that surrounded Taylor Swift’s withdrawal from the day in 2019.
After the race there will be plenty of interviews and media commitments for the jockey, trainer and connections of the winning horse, as well as the formal trophy presentation to the winners.
Fashion is another major thread throughout the Cup Carnival. The highlight of Spring Carnival fashion is the ‘Myer Fashions on the Field’ competition, which takes place across the first three days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival (Derby Day, Cup Day and Oaks Day), and adds large splashes of colour and glamour to the event. Whether this event takes place in 2021 after it was scrapped in 2020 remains to be seen.