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2017 Melbourne Cup live stream, how to watch the race live

There is plenty of action at Caulfield this weekend. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)
6th November, 2017
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The race that stops a nation has arrived. The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s richest horse race, and this is The Roar ’s ultimate guide to streaming it online.

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This year’s race, as always, is at the Flemington racecourse in Melbourne an is set to be run at 3pm on Tuesday 7 November.

2017 will be the 157th running of the event, and the 3200-metre race will see 24 horses competing for a piece of the $6.2 million prize pool.

Saturday, November 4 is the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Day Carnival, which lasts four days. November 4 is also the date where the final declarations to reduce the pool of horses to 24 will be announced. Shortly afterwards, the barrier draw will take place to determine each horse’s starting position.

In the 2016 edition of the race, Almandin took first by beating Heartbreak City in a tight finish. For this year, Almandin and Humidor look to be the favourites.

For all of the Melbourne Cup information in one place, click here.

How to stream the Melbourne Cup online

There are plenty of options when it comes to online viewing of the Melbourne Cup.

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Twitter is partnering with the Seven Network and the Victoria Racing Club to live stream the race again after their success last year. To find their coverage, you will simply need to login on Twitter and click on the video stream which should appear on the right-hand side of your feed.

Channel Seven will be showing the race on their streaming site, 7live. This allows you to stream the channels of Seven live. They also have a mobile application in the same name.

Several betting websites such as Sportsbet.com.au, CrownBet.com.au or Ladbrokes.com.au offer live streams of racing, however, you need to have made an account with the website and may need to have funds deposited in order to access it.

You can also register with Racing.com to get access to a stream of the action.

How to watch the Melbourne Cup on TV

Channel Seven will have live free-to-air TV coverage of the Melbourne Cup, and will broadcast the full day’s racing starting from 10am AEDT, including the Cup itself at 3pm AEDT.

The Racing.com channel will also have a live broadcast of the Melbourne Cup. This can be viewed both on free-to-air TV and on Foxtel (channel No.529).

The race will also be broadcast live on Sky Racing 1 (channel No.526) on Foxtel.

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Here at The Roar, we will also be providing a live blog and highlights of all the action on the day.