The Melbourne Cup will once again capture the imagination of millions in Australia and all around the world. It’s the race that stops a nation and the 2018 Melbourne Cup is not to be missed. The handicap race is run over 3200m and is worth two million in prize money,
Find out all the information on the Melbourne Cup below including how you can live stream the Melbourne Cup, the full field and barriers and how to get the best odds on the race.
What time is the Melbourne Cup?
The 2018 Melbourne Cup will be run at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, November 6.
The race is scheduled to jump at 3:00PM ADST.
How to watch the 2018 Melbourne Cup
Wondering how to watch the Melbourne Cup? See our broadcast guide for the race below.
Melbourne Cup TV Coverage
The 2018 Melbourne Cup will be broadcast live across a number of different television networks and is available for both free-to-air viewers and pay tv (Foxtel) subscribers.
Channel 7 have the right to broadcast all Victorian and South Australian races, allowing them to show the 2018 Melbourne Cup live and free on Channel 7 and/or Racing.com (Channel 78).
Sky Racing 1 will also broadcast the Melbourne Cup live for Foxtel subscribers.
How to Live Stream the Melbourne Cup
If you can’t view the Melbourne Cup on TV then there are a number of ways to live stream the race.
The best and easiest method to stream the race is to join one of the online bookmakers where you can stream the race for free.
Which bookmakers live stream horse racing?
Melbourne Cup 2018 Field and Barriers
|1||BEST SOLUTION (IRE)||Saeed Bin Suroor||Pat Cosgrave||6||57.5kg|
|2||THE CLIFFSOFMOHER (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Ryan Moore||9||56.5kg|
|3||MAGIC CIRCLE (IRE)||Ian Williams||Corey Brown||17||56kg|
|4||CHESTNUT COAT (JPN)||Yoshito Yahagi||Yuga Kawada||4||55.5kg|
|5||MUNTAHAA (IRE)||John Gosden||Jim Crowley||13||55.5kg|
|6||SOUND CHECK (GER)||Michael Moroney||Jordan Childs||16||55.5kg|
|7||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Ben Melham||18||55.5kg|
|8||ACE HIGH||David Payne||Tye Angland||22||55kg|
|9||MARMELO (GB)||Hughie Morrison||Hugh Bowman||10||55kg|
|10||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||11||54.5kg|
|11||YUCATAN (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||James McDonald||23||54.5kg|
|12||AUVRAY (FR)||Richard Freedman||Tommy Berry||1||54kg|
|13||FINCHE (GB)||Chris Waller||Zac Purton||15||54kg|
|14||RED CARDINAL (IRE)||Darren Weir||Damien Oliver||5||54kg|
|15||VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE)||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||2||54kg|
|16||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||7||54kg|
|17||A PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB)||Charlie Fellowes||Michael Walker||20||53kg|
|18||NAKEETA (GB)||Iain Jardine||Regan Bayliss||3||53kg|
|19||SIR CHARLES ROAD||Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott||Dwayne Dunn||14||53kg|
|20||ZACADA (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damian Lane||24||53kg|
|21||RUNAWAY||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||12||52kg|
|22||YOUNGSTAR||Chris Waller||Craig Williams||8||51.5kg|
|23||CROSS COUNTER (GB)||Charlie Appleby||Kerrin McEvoy||19||51kg|
|24||ROSTROPOVICH (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Wayne Lordan||21||51kg|
Melbourne Cup Odds
It’s important to take a number of factors into account before betting on the 2018 Melbourne Cup. Guarantee yourself the best odds by betting with the Best of 3 totes market.
Fixed odds betting has it’s advantages, especially if you believe you’re getting a good price. The best alternative to fixed odds betting is finding a bookmaker that offers the best of 3 totes or the starting price.
Melbourne Cup Prize Money
The 2018 Melbourne Cup is worth $7,050,000 in Prize Money. The winner of the race will take home $4,000,000 while the top 12 horses will all receive a share in winnings.
- 1st $4,000,000
- 2nd $1,000,000
- 3rd $500,000
- 4th $300,000
- 5th $200,000
- 6th $150,000
- 7th $150,000
- 8th $150,000
- 9th $150,000
- 10th $150,000
- 11th $150,000
- 12th $150,000