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The Melbourne Cup is always scheduled to be run on the first Tuesday in November and is scheduled to start at 3pm (AEST).

Flemington Racecourse plays host to a big 10 race card on Melbourne Cup day with the feature race being Race 7.

2022 Melbourne Cup Date

The 2022 edition of the Melbourne Cup is scheduled to be run on Tuesday, November 1st 2022. Read more about the 2022 Melbourne Cup here.

2022 Melbourne Cup Start Time

The 2022 Melbourne Cup is scheduled to start at 3pm local time. Given that there is usually a much larger gap between races leading up to the Melbourne Cup it’s rare that the race is delayed. Given the size of the field (24 horses) there can be a slight delay in loading all the horses into the barriers, however the delay should be no greater than a minute or two.

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Melbourne Cup International Start Times

Watching the Melbourne Cup from another country? See the times and dates for other timezones below.

Location Date Time
Melbourne, Australia Tue, 1 Nov 2022 3:00 pm
London, United Kingdom Tue, 1 Nov 2022 5:00 am
Auckland, New Zealand Tue, 1 Nov 2022 6:00 pm
New York, NY, USA Tue, 1 Nov 2022 12:00 am (midnight)
Los Angeles, CA, USA Mon, 31 Oct 2022 9:00 pm
Paris, France Tue, 1 Nov 2022 6:00 am
Cape Town, South Africa Tue, 1 Nov 2022 7:00 am
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Tue, 1 Nov 2022 3:00 am
Denpasar, Indonesia Tue, 1 Nov 2022 1:00 pm
Tokyo, Japan Tue, 1 Nov 2022 2:00 pm
Beijing, China Tue, 1 Nov 2022 1:00 pm

Melbourne Cup Day Schedule

A full schedule for the 2022 Melbourne Cup won’t be released until the days leading up to Melbourne Cup day. However previous years has seen the first race on Cup day jump at 10:40 am and the last race run at 5:15 pm.

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How long is the Melbourne Cup?

Typically a Melbourne Cup will run for about 3 minutes and 20 seconds, however a number of factors can effect this. In 1993, Kingston Rule set the record time for the Melbourne Cup at 3 minutes and 16.3 seconds.

How long does the Melbourne Cup race take?

Typically a Melbourne Cup will run for about 3 minutes and 20 seconds, however a number of factors can effect this. In 1993, Kingston Rule set the record time for the Melbourne Cup at 3 minutes and 16.3 seconds.

What time is the Melbourne Cup 2022?

The 2022 Melbourne Cup is scheduled to run at 3PM AEDT on on Tuesday, November 1st 2022.

 
 
 
 
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