[FREE/StReAms] Melbourne Cup 2023 Live Free Broadcast On 6 November 2023
This year's Melbourne Cup promises to be another massive event for racing fans, with the $8 million feature at Flemington set to be run on Tuesday, November 7th. Don't miss out on the headlines from Victoria. Followed categories will be added to My News. Melbourne is gearing up for the race that stops the nation at 3pm on Tuesday. Melbourne Cup live stream 2023: how to watch for FREE online from anywhere – runners and riders, race time
Gold Trip will be back to defend its crown after an impressive victory in 2022, but will be facing tough competition from both Australian and overseas gallopers for the 3200m journey.
The feature race will headline a bumper 10-race card and is slated to jump at 3pm AEDT.
What channel is the Melbourne Cup on?
This year's Melbourne Cup will be broadcast live on free-to-air via Channel 10.
As always, Sky Racing will also show the big race live, as well as every other track around the country on Cup day.
How to live stream Melbourne Cup
If you can't get to a TV on raceday, this year's Melbourne Cup will be available to stream live on 10Play, while subscribers of Foxtel Go will also be able to watch it live via their mobile devices.
What time is the Melbourne Cup?
This year's Melbourne Cup will commence at 3pm AEDT.
The first race of the day is expected to jump at 10.45am, with the final race on the card scheduled for 5.15pm.
For the Melburnians who won’t be trackside to watch the race live, many local pubs and restaurants are hosting Cup Day specials so no one misses out.
Melbourne pubs and hotels are offering some amazing deals to get you out of your house.
If the pub isn’t your thing but you would like to watch the race, Federation Square will be broadcasting the Melbourne Cup on its giant screen. Deckchairs and umbrellas will be set up for visitors.
There will be plenty of food and beverage giveaways around the square for the big four race days — Derby Day, Melbourne Cup, Oaks, and Stakes Day.
If you couldn’t score any tickets to the Melbourne Cup, but still desperate to get dressed up, grab a drink and watch the race, here are 12 Melbourne pubs, hotels and bars running Cup Day specials this year.
Stablemates Vauban and Absurde are hot favourites
They call it the race that stops the nation, but with Willie Mullins-trained Vauban and Absurde shaping up as the favourites, the 2023 Melbourne Cup may instead be in thrall to a single stable.
An erstwhile premier hurdler, Vauban made the switch to flats and promptly won the Copper Horse Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Ballyroan Stakes at Naas this year, and will be ridden by 2014 champion Ryan Moore in the $8 million, 3,200m handicap.
While Absurde hasn't quite had the same success as his stablemate, his victory in the Ebor Handicap has set expectations high, and you won't find a hungrier jockey at Flemington Racecourse than the Aussie Zac Purton, who's still on the hunt for his first Melbourne Cup triumph.
At the opposite end of the spectrum is Damien Oliver, a three-time winner of this race with plans to retire after it. However, his bid to match the record jointly held by four-time Melbourne Cup winners Harry White and Bobbie Lewis may not even get the chance to materialise, with Alenquer nursing a stone bruise.
Melbourne Cup 2023 schedule: races and times
(All times AEDT)
Tuesday, November 7
10.45am - Darley Maribyrnong Plate ($200,000)
11.20am - Furphy Plate ($175,000)
12pm - Tab Trophy ($175,000)
12.40pm - The Schweppervescence Plate ($150,000)
1.20pm - The Macca's Run ($150,000)
1.55pm - MSS Security Subzero Handicap ($150,000)
3pm - Melbourne Cup ($8,410,000)
3.50pm - Howden Desirable Stakes ($175,000)
4.35pm - The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes ($200,000)
5.15pm - Paramount+ Trophy ($150,000)
2023 Melbourne Cup runners and riders
Gold Trip, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, James Mcdonald
Alenquer, Michael Moroney, Damien Oliver
Without A Fight, Anthony & Sam Freedman, Mark Zahra
Breakup, Tatsuya Yoshioka, Kohei Matsuyama
Vauban, Willie Mullins, Ryan Moore
Soulcombe, Chris Waller, Joao Moreira
Absurde, Willie Mullins, Zac Purton
Right You Are, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, John Allen
Vow And Declare, Danny O‘Brien, Billy Egan
Cleveland, Kris Lees, Michael Dee – SCRATCHED
Ashrun, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Kerrin Mcevoy
Daqiansweet Junior, Phillip Stokes, Daniel Stackhouse
Okita Soushi, Joseph O‘Brien, Dylan Gibbons
Sheraz, Chris Waller, Beau Mertens
Lastotchka, Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr), Craig Williams
Magical Lagoon, Chris Waller, Mark Du Plessis
Military Mission, Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, Rachel King
Serpentine, Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, Jye McNeil
Virtuous Circle, Liam Howley, Craig Newitt
More Felons, Chris Waller, Jamie Kah
Future History, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Hollie Doyle
Interpretation, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Teo Nugent
Kalapour, Kris Lees, Zac Lloyd
True Marvel, Matthew Smith, Ben Thompson
The so-called 'race that stops a nation' is the jewel in Melbourne's Spring Racing Carnival crown — just as it has been since Archer won the first of his two successive Melbourne Cups back in 1861.
This year's 3,200-metre race sees a 23-strong field of thoroughbreds hoping to be first past the post. And leading the way is six-year-old Gold Trip who took the top prize last year. On the saddle is New Zealander James McDonald, who himself rode Melbourne Cup winner Verry Elleegant two years ago.
Gold Trip's 2022 rider Mark Zahra is also among the favorites this year, having already ridden Without A Fight to Caulfield Cup success just a couple of weeks ago. But it's looking likely that Willie Mullins-trained Vauban (ridden by the experienced Ryan Moore) will leave the starting gate as bookies' favorite on Tuesday after his dominant victory at Royal Ascot earlier in the year.
Other things to watch at the Flemington Racecourse will be 51-year-old and three-time former winner Damien Oliver's final Melbourne Cup appearance — he rides Alenquer. And in Rachel King on Military Mission and Hollie Doyle on Future History there's an outside chance we'll see the first female jockey to win since Michelle Payne broke new ground on Prince of Penzance eight years ago.