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2017 Melbourne Cup TV Guide, how to watch the race on TV

Almandin coming down the straight. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)
6th November, 2017

The 2017 Melbourne Cup is upon us, with Australia’s most prestigious and high-profile race to be run at 3pm AEDT on Tuesday 7 November. If you want to watch the race on TV, you’ve come to the right place –
we’ve got all the info on how to do so right here.

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One of the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar, there will be a number of different ways available to watch the 2017 Melbourne Cup on TV.

Channel Seven will broadcast the entire Melbourne Cup Carnival live on free-to-air TV with their coverage starting at 10am AEDT and continuing through until 5:30pm AEDT.

Seven’s coverage will be hosted by Bruce McAvaney, Francesca Cumani and Richard Freedman, and the Melbourne Cup itself will be called by Matthew Hill. The broadcast will also feature the likes of Michelle Payne, Jason Richardson, James Jordan, Mel McLaughlin, Hamish McLachlan, Ross Stevenson, Edwina Bartholomew, Rachael Finch, Emily Angwin, Neil Kearney, Emma Davenport, Basil Zempilas, Chris Symons and Jane Bunn.

The 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). will follow racing across the country in a few different locations as well as at Flemington, but will, of course, show the Melbourne Cup live as it occurs.

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

Because the Melbourne Cup is being televised on Channel Seven, that means you’ll also be able to live stream their complete coverage of the Melbourne Cup via 7live, which allows users to live stream Seven’s broadcasts to computer, tablet or mobile.

Advertisement also has live stream options available for those wanting to watch their broadcast.

We will also have a live blog of the 2017 Melbourne Cup – the race itself and the complete day – here on The Roar.