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The Melbourne Cup is raced at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday in November, and it is run over 3200m. A total of 24 horses make up the final field with no emergencies in the race. There are a total of 10 races on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington.

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Melbourne Cup Race Times:

In in Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and ACT the Melbourne Cup will be run at 3pm (AEDT).

In Queensland the Melbourne Cup will be run at 2pm (AEST).

In Western Australia the Melbourne Cup will be run at 12pm

In the Northern Territory the Melbourne Cup will be run at 1.30pm.

In South Australia the Melbourne Cup will be run at 2.30pm.

Melbourne Cup day Races:

The first race on Melbourne Cup Day is at 10.45am (AEDT) and the last race is at 5.15pm (AEDT).

Race 1: 10.45am (AEDT) – 1000m Darley Maribyrnong Stakes

Race 2: 11.20am (AEDT) – 1400m World Horse Racing Desirable Stakes

Race 3: 12pm (AEDT) – 1000m Schweppervescence Plate

Race 4: 12.40pm (AEDT) – 2800m The Macca’s Run

Race 5: 1.20pm (AEDT) – 1800m TAB Trophy

Race 6: 1.55pm (AEDT) – 1400m Grinders Coffee Roasters Trophy

Race 7: 3pm (AEDT) – 3200m Lexus Melbourne Cup

Race 8: 4pm (AEDT) – 1800m Furphy Plate

Race 9: 4.40pm (AEDT) – 1400m The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes

Race 10: 5.15pm (AEDT) – 1200m MSS Security Sprint

How To Watch:


If you want to watch the race on the TV, it will be broadcast on Channel Ten. Their broadcast will start at 10am AEDT and finish at 5:30pm (AEDT) after the last race of the day.


You can Live Stream the race using your TAB account. Create a TAB account here and you can watch the full day of racing on your Computer or Mobile Phone.

Melbourne Cup Field:

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty
1 ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Hugh Bowman 3 58.5kg
2 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings John Allen 10 57kg
0 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Jamie Mott (late alt) 4 57kg
4 MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Ben Melham 11 56kg
5 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 14 55.5kg
6 TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 12 55.5kg
7 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 15 55.5kg 0.5kg
8 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Michael Rodd 2 55kg
9 STRATUM ALBION (GB) Willie Mullins Jordan Childs 9 55kg
10 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) Andrew Balding Michael Walker 19 54.5kg
11 FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller James McDonald 6 54.5kg
12 PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) Charlie Fellowes Jamie Kah 1 54.5kg
13 SURPRISE BABY (NZ) Paul Preusker Craig Williams 7 54.5kg
14 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 18 53.5kg
15 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 16 53.5kg
16 STEEL PRINCE (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman William Pike 21 53.5kg 1.0kg
17 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Daniel Stackhouse 5 53.5kg
0 ASHRUN (FR) Andreas Wohler Declan Bates (late alt) 24 53kg
19 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 8 53kg
20 ETAH JAMES (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Billy Egan 22 52.5kg
21 TIGER MOTH (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Kerrin McEvoy 23 52.5kg 2.5kg
22 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Dean Yendall 17 51.5kg
23 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 13 51kg
24 PERSAN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 20 51kg 1.0kg
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