[WATCH/STREAMS!] Melbourne Cup 2023 Live Free Online Broadcast 6 November 2023
It's the first week of November, which means it's time for Australia's biggest annual horse race. The 2023 Melbourne Cup is set to be run, as ever, from Flemington Racecourse, and in this article we explain how you can watch Melbourne Cup live streams from anywhere with a VPN — including places that are showing it absolutely FREE. How to watch Melbourne Cup 2023 — live stream racing online from anywhere
Don’t miss the greatest race in Australian horse racing!
Can Gold Trip go back-to-back at the race that stops a nation?
Melbourne Cup live streams: TV schedule, dates
The Melbourne Cup live stream is on Monday night in the States.
Time: 11 p.m. ET (Nov. 6) / 8 p.m. PT (Nov. 6) / 4 a.m. GMT (Nov. 7) / 3 p.m. AEDT (Nov. 7)
FREE — 10 Play (AUS) / TVNZ+ (NZ)
U.S. — Fox Sports / Sling TV
U.K. — Sky Sports
The so-called 'race that stops a nation' is the jewel in Melbourne's Spring Racing Carnival crown — just as it has been since Archer won the first of his two successive Melbourne Cups back in 1861.
This year's 3,200-metre race sees a 23-strong field of thoroughbreds hoping to be first past the post. And leading the way is six-year-old Gold Trip who took the top prize last year. On the saddle is New Zealander James McDonald, who himself rode Melbourne Cup winner Verry Elleegant two years ago.
Gold Trip's 2022 rider Mark Zahra is also among the favorites this year, having already ridden Without A Fight to Caulfield Cup success just a couple of weeks ago. But it's looking likely that Willie Mullins-trained Vauban (ridden by the experienced Ryan Moore) will leave the starting gate as bookies' favorite on Tuesday after his dominant victory at Royal Ascot earlier in the year.
Other things to watch at the Flemington Racecourse will be 51-year-old and three-time former winner Damien Oliver's final Melbourne Cup appearance — he rides Alenquer. And in Rachel King on Military Mission and Hollie Doyle on Future History there's an outside chance we'll see the first female jockey to win since Michelle Payne broke new ground on Prince of Penzance eight years ago.
With races all day leading up to the Melbourne Cup itself at 3:00 p.m. local time in Victoria, make sure you don’t miss any of the racing action by checking out our guide below on how to watch Melbourne Cup 2023 live streams.
Melbourne Cup 2023 schedule
Tuesday, Nov. 7 (Local AEDT times)
10:45 a.m. — Maribyrnong Plate (1000m)
11:20 a.m. — Furphy Plate (1800m)
12:00 p.m. — TAB Trophy (1800m)
12:40 p.m. — The Schweppervescene Plate (1000m)
1:20 p.m. — The Macca's Run (2800m)
1:55 p.m. — Subzero Handicap (1400m)
3:00 p.m. (11pm ET) — MELBOURNE CUP (3200m)
3:50 p.m. — Howden Desirable Stakes (1400m)
4:35 p.m. — The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m)
5:15 p.m. — Paramount+ Trophy (1400m)
Melbourne Cup 2023 runners and riders
Gold Trip James McDonald
Alenquer Damien Oliver
Without A Fight Mark Zahra
Breakup Kohei Matsuyama
Vauban Ryan Moore
Soulcome Joao Moreira
Absurde Zac Purton
Right You Are John Allen
Vow And Declare Billy Egan
Ashrun Kerrin McEvoy
Daquansweet Junior Daniel Stockhouse
Okita Soushi Dylan Gibbons
Sheraz Beau Mertens
Lastotchka Craig A Williams
Magical Lagoon Mark Du Plessis
Military Mission Rachel King
Serpentine Jye McNeil
Virtuous Circle Craig Newitt
More Felons Jamie Kah
Future History Hollie Doyle
Interpretation Teodore Nugent
Kalapour Zac Lloyd
True Marvel Ben E Thompson
The annual Melbourne Cup takes place on Tuesday, November 7 in Melbourne, Australia at the Flemington Racecourse as 24 jockeys commence battle on the 3,200-meter course. That's 11 pm ET on Monday, November 6 for punters in the US.
Known as ‘the race that stops the nation’ as virtually the whole of Australia comes to a halt to watch the action, the likes of Willie Mullins, Joseph O’Brien and Kohei Matsuyama will all be vying for victory in Melbourne.
The climax of the weeks-long Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Melbourne Cup is one of 32 race meetings taking place throughout Australia on Tuesday on what is a public holiday in the city of Melbourne. However, it is the two-mile handicap at Flemington that will undoubtedly draw the most interest both nationally and internationally.
Last year saw jockey Mark Zahra triumph on Gold Trip while this time around it is Vauban who is the firm favorite. Ridden by Britain’s Ryan Moore, the five-year-old triumphed earlier this year at Royal Ascot and has won his last two starts convincingly.
Gold Trip will be back to defend its crown after an impressive victory in 2022, but will be facing tough competition from both Australian and overseas gallopers for the 3200m journey.
Alenquer presented with a stone bruise after trackwork on Sunday and had a hoof pad applied by veterinarians. His status remained under a heavy cloud however there was a late boost as the horse passed a vet examination on Tuesday morning.