How to Watch the Melbourne Cup in 2021?

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For any racing fans who can’t make it to the event but still want to watch the Melbourne Cup live, there are, luckily, plenty of options. You’ll be able to watch the Melbourne Cup live both on TV and via online streaming services. Let’s see where and how you can watch this high-stakes horse race.

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How to Watch the Melbourne Cup Live in 2021?

Although Channel 7 previously had the rights for Melbourne Cup live streaming, these rights were given to Channel 10 by the Victorian Racing Club (VRC). Additionally, the stream will also be available on Sky Channel to the subscribers of Foxtel’s sports package as well as on the Racing.com channel. You can expect the channels to offer complete coverage of the event with interviews and broadcasts of the other nine races leading up to the main race of the day.

If you don’t have a TV nearby, Channel 10 will offer Melbourne Cup live streaming through its online platform 10 play. The livestream will also be available on the Racing.com website. However, you should keep in mind that the service will be regionally locked so you won’t be able to access it outside Australia.

Online live streaming options don’t end there. A number of online bookmakers, such as BetEasy, Ladbrokes, Sportsbet and Crownbet, will offer the live broadcast of the event to their registered customers. Usually, the operators will require you to have deposited funds into your account at least once, in order to give you access to Melbourne Cup streaming.

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When is the Melbourne Cup?

Melbourne Cup day is traditionally held every first Tuesday in November. This year, the event will be held on 2nd November at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

What time is the Melbourne Cup?

The main event will be held at 3 pm AEDT (2:30 pm ACDT, 2 pm AEST, 1:30 pm ACST, 12 pm AWST). Melbourne Cup live coverage usually starts hours earlier, with special shows dedicated to covering every minute of the Melbourne Cup Carnival leading up to the main race.

Can I stream the Melbourne Cup 2021 for free?

Yes, you can. As long as you are in Australia at the time of the race, you can tune into the TV broadcast on Channel 10, or register online for the 10 play and you will get free access to the Melbourne Cup live stream (more information to watch the Melbourne Cup in Australia).

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Can I watch the Melbourne Cup Stream on mobile?

You sure can. Both Channel 10 and Foxtel offer their services through mobile apps. You can find the 10 play app and Foxtel Go respectively on both iOS and Android. All you need to do is download the app and log in with your credentials, or sign up for the service. Note that in order to access Melbourne Cup through Foxtel Go, you’ll need to be subscribed to the service and the appropriate sports package.

Additionally, the sports betting operators we have mentioned already have their live streaming service optimized for mobile devices. You will be able to access the Melbourne Cup stream either through their mobile websites or through their mobile apps. Again, unlike the free access offered by 10 play, you will need to have funds deposited to your account in order to access the Melbourne cup streaming service.

How can I watch the Melbourne Cup live outside Australia?

As Melbourne Cup continues to grow in popularity, more and more people outside Australia want to have the chance to watch it live. So, if you are outside Australia, but you still want to watch the Melbourne Cup stream, depending on the country you live in, there will be several options at your disposal (more information to watch the Melbourne Cup abroad).

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 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.

Other countries

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.

If all other options fail, you can always tune into a Melbourne Cup radio broadcast. It’s not much but the hosts do try to make it a fun and exciting experience. Several stations and websites offer the service so you can take your pick. Plus, it’s free and perfectly legal.

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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.

Melbourne Cup Year Barrier Number Horse
Melbourne Cup 2020 Barrier 12 Twilight Payment
Melbourne Cup 2019 Barrier 21 Vow And Declare
Melbourne Cup 2018 Barrier 23 Cross Counter
Melbourne Cup 2017 Barrier 4 Rekindling
Melbourne Cup 2016 Barrier 17 Almandin
Melbourne Cup 2015 Barrier 1 Prince of Penzance
Melbourne Cup 2014 Barrier 11 Protectionist
Melbourne Cup 2013 Barrier 5 Fiorente
Melbourne Cup 2012 Barrier 5 Green Moon
Melbourne Cup 2011 Barrier 13 Dunaden

What are the odds for the Melbourne Cup 2021?

You’ll find the odds for this year’s Melbourne Cup in the table below.
Please keep in mind that odds can change before the event. Make sure to check them regularly in order to make an informed decision when you want to place your bet.

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Are there any tips for betting on the Melbourne Cup?

Check out our article on Melbourne Cup Tips to find out more.

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