Melbourne Cup 2018 Live Stream

Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation. Everybody with even the slightest interest in sport stops what their doing to watch this Group 1 race. Run over a distance of 3,200 meters and a prize fund of $7,300,000, the Melbourne Cup is the most valuable two mile handicap in racing and always attracts entries from the world’s best stayers. Melbourne Cup day is 6th of November.

While it keeps going from strength to strength, the Melbourne Cup has an incredible history. It was first held all the way back in 1861. Millions upon millions of people have watched the race in that time but increasingly fans are able to watch it on their own terms thanks to the impressive Melbourne Cup live stream options available.

This is our guide to how you can take advantage of the Melbourne Cup streaming available with the best bookies.

How to Watch the Melbourne Cup 2018

It’s the 6th of November and you still don’t know how to watch the biggest race of the year?!

If you want to be able to watch the Melbourne Cup live and for free, you have to choose your bookie carefully. Only the very best offer Australian horse racing live streams that includes the Melbourne Cup.

If watching the racing via more traditional methods is your thing, full Melbourne Cup coverage will be provided by Channel 7. This includes previews, analysis and coverage of the entire card and it has to be said that Channel 7 do a very good job with their coverage.

The beauty of live streaming though, is that you can watch the coverage for free wherever you are. Of the bookies who offer a Melbourne Cup live stream, we believe that bet365, Ladbrokes are the best options for Australian punters.

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As for Ladbrokes, the strength of their Melbourne Cup race live stream is that you can watch it anywhere that you can get a signal. That’s because their streaming works just as well on their mobile site and apps as it does on their desktop site.

With Ladbrokes you don’t have to worry about having to go to that family meal or into work, as you can watch the Melbourne Cup on your phone. Just log into your Ladbrokes account (or open one if you’re not already a Ladbrokes user) and you can watch their live horse racing events. Open a new Ladbrokes account!


Making most of bet365’s Melbourne Cup streaming is very easy. If you’re already a customer you only have to sign in, ensure there are funds in your account and then navigate to the Melbourne Cup event page.

If you don’t have a bet365 account, no problem. In fact, there is a very generous welcome bonus awaiting when you sign up.

Under Australian law, we are required to inform you that Live Streaming on bet365 is exempt from Parts 3 and 4 of the Broadcasting Services (Online Content Service Provider Rules) 2018.

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Melbourne Cup 2018 Race Schedule (AEDT time)

What time is the Melbourne Cup? Melbourne Cup race time is at 3pm on the 6th of November so ensure your circle that date in your diary.

The Melbourne Cup is actually one of 10 races on the card for Emirates Melbourne Cup day at Flemington Racecourse. That card includes other top class races but it’s Race 7 that everybody is interested in.

The Melbourne Cup is one of the premier long distance races in the world. The 3,200 meter race takes just under three minutes, thirty seconds to complete so the early stages are always an interesting tactical battle before the mad dash down the home straight.

TimeMelbourne Cup 2018Distance2017 Winner
11.00Ottawa Stakes1000mSetsuna Trophy1700mTahanee
12.15Lavazza Short Black1400mDollar for Dollar
12.50Ronald Mcdonald House Charities Plate2800mFanatic
13.25Schweppes Flemington Fling1000mPrezado
14.00Lexus Hybrid Plate1400mOur Crown Mistress
15.00Melbourne Cup3200mRekindling
16.05James Boag’s Premium Stakes1800mOdeon
16.45MSS Security Sprint1200mOcean Embers
17.20The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes1400mPedrena

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