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2019 Melbourne Cup

It’s the race that supposedly stops the nation.

Well actually, that’s only half true.

Actually, it stops two nations if you include New Zealand.

These days if you include all international countries where they take a vested interest in the race, this would include countries such as Hong Kong, Japan, Ireland, England, France, Germany, and maybe United Arab Emirates.

Probably not enough interest to stop those nations, considering also the time difference, as the race will be screened live early on Tuesday morning in the wee hours.

So, the Melbourne Cup – it truly is a global event on the international horse racing calendar.

And we know how to find the winner.

The cup has the history, the tradition, and is considered without doubt an elite horse race for connections to win, and at present it is the richest handicap race in the world, prize money now stands at A$8 million.

To a man, woman and child in Australia, everyone will know what’s happening on the first Tuesday of November every year.

Australians seem to have this innate ability to celebrate this race on an annual basis, as if born to it.


There are a raft of local horse race meetings around the country that happens on the day, culminating in the big race from Flemington usually around 3pm Eastern Standard Time.

Plus there are the usual family bbqs going on playing our famous song, so long as the weather does it’s part it’s usually a great day and a great occasion.

It also happens to be a public holiday in the state of Victoria.

Lucky Victorians.

The Melbourne Cup has generated an entire industry all on its own, and it’s not necessarily all about horse racing.

There are all those punting websites, journalists who write about horseracing.

Those involved with TV and media, there are all the people involved with stables and training facilities leading up to the 4-day carnival, and let’s not forget the girls.

There are all the businesses around the fashion industry including the wide variety of fascinators from milliners, and of course all the dresses and outfits that the ladies will wear on cup day.

Then there is the hospitality industry; all the restaurants and pubs will be doing a roaring trade over that period with all visitors from out of town coming down to Melbourne to witness Cup day as well as the other 3 days of the Carnival.

And of course, people will be pumping our famous cup song. has assembled a series of pages to help those of you that are interested in the 2019 Melbourne Cup. Refer to the following links.

Melbourne Cup Horses 2019?

Fear not, our finger is certainly on the pulse in the lead up to that first Tuesday in November 2019.

Head-down-bum-up approach, we deep dive each week into the staying races that are happening all over the world (not just our own backyard)

You can read all our in-depth weekly previews below to give you some insight into the best horses that will be in the running for the Melbourne Cup 2019.

How to watch the Melbourne Cup?

Switch up? in a change of pace for this years running of the cup.

Channel 10 has taken over the broadcast from Channel 7 which will give viewers a new feel.

They have announced there broadcast team who will consist of…

Peter Moody, Michael Felgate, Caty Price, Francesca Cumani, David Gately, Brittany Taylor (what a great lineup)

This can viewed on free to air television on Channel 10 and also online.

Live Streaming Of The Cup?

Live vision can certainly streamed for the race that stops the nation on Sky Racing.

This can be found here through BetEasy, Sky Racing

Melbourne Cup 2019 Tickets

Searching for Melbourne Cup Tickets 2019? Easy done.

You can simply purchase tickets to the cup at Ticketek.

What Time Is The Melbourne Cup?

The gates will crash back at around 3pm on November 5th 2019.

Make sure you clear your schedule (it should be cleared anyway)

Here is a list of start times for each state.

Melbourne 3:00pm
Sydney 3.00pm
Brisbane 2.00pm
Adelaide 2.30pm
Perth 12.00pm
Canberra 3.00pm
Hobart 3.00pm
Darwin 1.30pm

The race will go for around 3 1/2 minutes give or take.

Content ideas or want to write for the team? Email us

4 Day Carnival

Melbourne Cup week is comprised of 4 days of racing.

As a carnival it is similar in scope to Royal Ascot who also run a 4 day program during the English summer, and there is also the Ebor carnival at York during late August.

Melbourne Cup History

In 2019, the running of the Melbourne Cup will be the 158th version of the race, since its origins back in 1861.

Throughout that time in history, the race has been through two world wars, the Great Depression, the ascent of several kings and queens, and the making of several equine legends of the turf. Read more.


What you need to know
Replays (include video links)
Interesting Trivia
Media (TV, Web radio, press)
FAQ (things not identified above)

Horse Racing

Melbourne Cup Watch Reports
The Internationals
Getting Technical (track, conditions, weather, handicapping)
Lead In Form Guide
Horses to Follow
Racing Personalities
Jockey Profiles
HR FAQ (things not identified above)