Melbourne Cup carnival 2015: guide

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Seven’s coverage of the Melbourne Cup Carnival begins this Saturday with Live streaming of the Cup for the first time on mobile.

Mobile coverage will be available via the PLUS7 app.

Presenting on the big day are Bruce McAvaney, Francesca Cumani, Simon Marshall and Simon O’Donnell.

The Carnival jumps out of the barriers on Saturday with what many racing purists consider the best single day of thoroughbred racing in Australia. Victorian racing’s premier three-year-old classic, the Victoria Derby is the feature event for stayers over 2500m. It’s the only all-Group race day on the calendar and includes three other Group 1 races the Mackinnon Stakes, Myer Classic and Coolmore Stud Stakes.

Two days before the nation’s greatest race, our experts examine all the form in our special Melbourne Cup Preview Show on Sunday morning. From the locals to the internationals, our team of experts hosted by Bruce McAvaney dissect and analyse every Cup hopeful to help you back a winner.

Melbourne viewers will also see the annual Melbourne Cup Parade on Monday. Tens of thousands of fans will line Swanston St for this highly anticipated parade of thoroughbreds, jockeys, trainers and celebrity guests, hosted by Seven News Melbourne presenter Peter Mitchell with experts Simon O’Donnell and Michael Felgate.

After that it’s the first Tuesday in November, which means only one thing to Australians: the Melbourne Cup. The nation’s greatest race, a handicap run over ‘two miles’, attracts thoroughbred horses from around the globe as trainers and owners look to etch their name in racing history. Every year drama, intrigue and stories unfold around the Cup with winners coming from all walks of life.

Oaks Day and Stakes Day, on Thursday and Saturday respectively, round out arguably the best racing carnival in the world. The latest in fashion, colour and flair is celebrated on Oaks Day, with the feature race the Group 1 Oaks for three-year-olds. While families are again expected to flock to Stakes Day to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere for the VRC’s premier 1600m race.

Seven’s coverage will be hosted by Bruce McAvaney, Francesca Cumani, Simon Marshall and Simon O’Donnell.

Peter Donegan will have all the latest in the mounting yard, Pat Welsh in the betting ring and Australia’s premier race caller Greg Miles will call all the action on the track.

Joh Griggs, Edwina Bartholomew, Bec Maddern, Hamish McLachlan, Rachael Finch, Jason Richardson, Michael Felgate and Neil Kearney will bring all the colour, news and personalities from around the track.

Sam Hyland will have all the interviews with the winning jockeys. Basil Zempilas will be Master of Ceremonies.

As the free-to-air home of thoroughbred horse racing, Seven broadcasts every major meeting on the Australian calendar including the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Sydney Racing Carnival including the Golden Slipper, and the Spring Racing Carnival including the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate in Melbourne, along with the Stradbroke Handicap and the Magic Millions.

Saturday October 31
Victoria Derby Day
Sydney 11am Live on Channel 7, 5.30pm Live on 7TWO
Melbourne 11am Live on Channel 7, 6pm Live on 7TWO
Brisbane 10am Live on Channel 7
Adelaide 10.30am Live on Channel 7
Perth 8am Live on 7TWO, 9am Live on Channel 7

Tuesday November 3
Melbourne Cup Day
Sydney 10am Live on Channel 7
Melbourne 10am Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 9am Live on Channel 7
Adelaide 9.30am Live on Channel 7
Perth 7am Live on 7TWO, 9am Live on Channel 7

Thursday November 5
Oaks Day
Sydney 11.30am Live on Channel 7
Melbourne 11.30am Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 10.30am Live on Channel 7
Adelaide 11am Live on Channel 7
Perth 8.30am Live on 7TWO, 9am Live on Channel 7

Saturday November 7
Stakes Day
Sydney 11.30am Live on Channel 7, 5.30pm Live on 7TWO
Melbourne 11.30am Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 10.30am Live on Channel 7
Adelaide 11am Live on Channel 7
Perth 8.30am Live on 7TWO, 9am Live on Channel 7

5 Comments:

  1. Hi David,

    Pardon my ignorance, but does Sky Racing also show the main race live or is it a replay directly after the race has finished on Seven?

  2. I’m unsure why Simon O’Donnell is on it, he gives no insight in to anything and if any of his horses are racing he becomes only interested in his own interests.
    Bruce as always is brilliant and with Francesca Cumani, Simon Marshall and Pete Donegan in support they always give a good balance of the racing on track and behind the scenes. Only person missing is Richard Freedman but he is now with Sky which is a shame….

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