Melbourne Cup 2019 Live: The Melbourne Cup 2019 race is a part of the Melbourne Cup day, traditionally being held every first Tuesday in November. This year, the event will be held on 5 November, and the race itself will start at 3 pm local time. It will be held on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.
The event starts at 3pm on the first Tuesday in November and is known locally as “the race that stops a nation”.
Australia’s biggest day in racing is fast approaching, with Flemington set to light up with plenty of fashion and entertainment, and of course the iconic Melbourne Cup race. We’ve put together an ultimate guide with everything you need to know before Tuesday’s race.
Tuesday, 5 November
Gates open: 8:30am
First race: 11am
Melbourne Cup: 3pm
Last race: 5:15pm
Course: Flemington Racecourse
Prize Money: $8,000,000
GA Adult: $90.75
GA Student: $73.40
GA Pensioner: 47.95
Although rain is forecast in Melbourne over the weekend, Tuesday is set to be partly cloudy with light winds and only a 10% chance of rain.
Min 9, Max 22
See the weather forecast HERE
HOW TO WATCH
Unlike previous years, the Melbourne Cup will be broadcast on Channel 10 for free-to-air viewers. Coverage will start at approximately 10am.
You’ll also be able to WATCH the race on.
Sky Racing on Foxtel will also have coverage of the Melbourne Cup, but the actual race will be delayed by several minutes due to exclusive free-to-air rights.
The race will be streamed live on TenPlay, along with several other platforms, including but not limited to Foxtel.
Each of the following channels will call the Melbourne Cup race, some providing additional coverage throughout the day.
*RSN Racing & Sport on 927 AM
*3AW in Melbourne on 693 AM
*Triple M – Sydney 104.9 FM, Brisbane 104.5 FM, Adelaide 104.7 FM and Melbourne 105.1 FM
*SEN on 1116 AM
2018 — Cross Counter (Kerrin McEvoy)
2017 — Rekindling (Corey Brown)
2016 — Almandin (Kerrin McEvoy)
2015 — Prince of Penzance (Michelle Payne)
2014 — Protectionist (Ryan Moore)
2013 — Fiorente (Damien Oliver)
2012 — Green Moon (Brett Pebble)
2011 — Dunaden (Christophe Lemaire)
2010 — Americain (Gerald MosseAlain)
2009 — Shocking (Corey Brown)
2015: First Female Winner
Against all odds, Michell Payne became the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in 2015. Riding Prince of Penzance, Payne pulled ahead of the frontrunners with only 100m left, surprising millions.
2008: One Dozen for Cummings
Bart Cummings achieved a remarkable feat in 2008 when Viewed crossed first in the 2008 Melbourne Cup. The trainer had won his twelfth Melbourne Cup race, etching himself in history as one of the all-time greats.
2005: Makybe Diva’s Hattrick
After claiming victories in the previous two years, the nation was eager for Makybe Diva to become the first winner of three consecutive Melbourne Cup races. The legendary horse did just that, retiring immediately after claiming the historic hat-trick.
The Birdcage area at Flemington racecourse is exclusive enough as it is, but this year there’s an ultra-exclusive, secret room that only a handful of people will be lucky enough to experience.
The VIP room is hidden behind a gold door on the second floor of the Mumm marquee, which is themed as a luxury hotel.
After presenting their tickets to a Maison Mumm Hotel bellboy, the lucky few with invites will be granted access to the secret room where they will be seated at a dining table and served Mumm’s ultra-premium Prestige Cuvées that are reserved for friends and family of the house.