When is the Melbourne Cup?
Known as the ‘race that stops a nation’, the Melbourne Cup needs no introduction as the biggest race in the Australian horse racing calendar. Taking place on the first Tuesday in November every year – the 2020 Melbourne Cup is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 3rd November.
With the race being run over 2 miles and the famous Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne holding an incredible 60,000 spectators – the Melbourne Cup is a horse race like no other.
Inaugurated in 1861, the Melbourne Cup is one of the oldest and most historic races on the international racing calendar but 2020 will see a completely different vibe at Flemington – with no supporters in attendance due to the advent of the COVID 19 pandemic.
How to Watch & Live Stream the Melbourne Cup
The Melbourne Cup Carnival will now be shown on Channel Ten in Australia, as the rights have moved over from Channel Seven. Race day action begins at 10am every morning, with all of the races on the card shown as part of Channel Ten’s coverage.
Racing.com is also an option for Melbourne Cup live streaming – with all of the action shown through free-to-air streaming services throughout the carnival at Flemington Racecourse.
Foxtel and Sky Racing also work in conjunction throughout the Melbourne meeting to broadcast all of the action through their respective live streaming platforms. One caveat being the coverage of the Melbourne Cup is delayed by a few minutes, with Channel Ten owning the rights.
Live streaming the Melbourne Cup on Kayo Sports
The aforementioned racing.com coverage of the Melbourne Cup is available through Kayo Sports, ensuring fans never miss any of the action.
With insight and analysis from across the carnival in Melbourne, punters and racing enthusiasts alike have the inside track on all the action from Flemington across every race.
Following the Melbourne Cup is easy, with the ‘race that stops a nation’ available to access from pretty much anywhere but Kayo Sports offer incredible coverage from the race and look to provide expert tips for fans along the way.
The basic Kayo subscription costs $25 a month, which allows users to watch all the sport they want on 2 screens at the same time, whilst a premium Kayo Sports subscription enables 3 simultaneous streams for $35 a month.
Kayo Sports offers subscribers access to over 50 sports, with action taking place all over the world – making it a must have for any sports fan.
New subscribers can also access a free, 14-day trial with Kayo Sports.
Watch the Melbourne Cup via Sky Racing on Sportsbet
Sky Racing are linked with Foxtel and are able to provide all of their customers uninterrupted action from the Melbourne Cup and throughout the carnival as a whole.
In addition, Sky Racing have teamed up with Sportsbet to allow punters to live stream the Melbourne Cup – on the proviso they have placed a bet on the action (terms and conditions apply).
With Sportsbet now offering live streaming of the race, once a bet has been placed – betting on and watching the Melbourne Cup has never been easier.
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