03 November 2020 08:44
The Melbourne Cup is the the biggest horse race in Australia - Oceania's answer to the Grand National or Kentucky Derby, if you like. Taking place at Flemington as usual, follow our guide below to learn how to get a 2020 Melbourne Cup live stream and watch horse racing online no matter where you are in the world today. 2020 Melbourne Cup live stream Tuesday, November 3 marks the milestone 160th staging of the Melbourne Cup, with the race set to get under way at 3pm AEDT. It'll be shown on free-to-air Network 10 in Oz, as well as through the country's Kayo Sports streaming service - but wherever you are, having a good VPN in your stable will let you stream your preferred coverage all over the world. Last year, homegrown thoroughbred Vow and Declare took home the honours, but he's not thought to be in the same rich vein of form he was last year when he won and is considered an outsider.
Instead, the 2020 Melbourne Cup favourite is Irish-bred Tiger Moth - though the fact the Melbourne Cup marks his first ever race in Australia is giving many experts pause for thought. Anthony Van Dyck is another popular choice to win the AUD$8 million race, while many pundits like the look of Caulfield Cup winner Verry Elleegant and Cox Plate victor Sir Dragonet at slightly more tempting odds. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic means that today's landmark 160th running of the Melbourne Cup will be at an empty Flemington Racecourse - but fortunately, it's 100% free to watch for those located in Australia! Kayo Sports: all you need to know about the excellent sports streaming service How to watch a FREE Melbourne Cup live stream in Australia The great news for anyone Down Under is that today's race is being shown absolutely free on Network 10, with full coverage of the Melbourne Cup and accompanying Melbourne Cup Carnival getting started at 10am AEDT and scheduled to run until 5.30pm (the race starting at 3pm, as we've mentioned). This all means you can also watch the Melbourne Cup free online at the 10 Play website or on your tablet or phone (both Android and Apple) via the 10 Play app. The superb streaming service Kayo Sports is another great way to watch, and will be offering Racing.com coverage of the Melbourne Cup. It's a service that feature-packed with things like SplitView, which lets you watch up to four different streams on the same window, and interactive live stats. If you happen to miss a game but don't have time to watch a full replay, Kayo Minis will get you up to date with all the highlights in bite-sized clips. Better yet, the basic Kayo Sports package allows you to stream your favourite sports across two devices simultaneously, or you can opt for the premium package and stream across three different devices at once - and it even offers a way to get a free Melbourne Cup live stream of its own! Kayo Sports basic package | 14-day free trial, then AU$25 per month Kayo's Basic package will let you live stream and catch up on over 50 sports on two devices at the same time. Live stream Melbourne Cup racing from outside your country Wanting to watch the horse racing from overseas? You'll run into problems if you try to access that stream online when you're outside of your country - even if you're fully registered and in all likelihood paying a subscription fee. Simply follow our VPN advice below and you'll soon be up and running with a great bit of software that allows you to relocate your device back to your country of residence - thereby regaining access to all the streaming services and content you normally enjoy at home. Use a VPN to get a Melbourne Cup live stream from anywhere ExpressVPN is the world's top VPN ExpressVPN is our #1 rated best VPN in the world right now. Plus, you can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets etc. ExpressVPN is the best all-round VPN for streaming at (appropriately) excellent speeds - and perhaps best of all, it has a 30-day money back guarantee plus 3 months FREE when you subscribe for a year. Access ExpressVPN via your laptop, iPhone, tablet, Android phone, PlayStation, Xbox and plenty more. - Try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free for 30 days Melbourne Cup 2020 live stream: how to watch the race in New Zealand There's no free way to watch in New Zealand, sadly. You'll need a pay TV package with access to TAB Trackside, which will be broadcasting live from Flemington from 11.30am NZDT ahead of a 5pm start. For those without TAB Trackside as part of their cable package, you can stream it via Spark Sport. Outside New Zealand today? You could give a VPN a try as per the instructions above to tune in to your local coverage. How to watch a Melbourne Cup live stream in the UK Sky Sports has the rights the Melbourne Cup in the UK and will be beginning coverage on its Sky Sports Racing channel at 11.15pm on Monday, November 2 and carrying on right into the early morning hours, with the big race itself scheduled to start at 4am GMT. You can also stream the Sky Sports coverage live via Now TV, which offers attractive limited-time passes for Sky Sports starting at £9.99 per day. If you find yourself outside the UK and want to watch one of the games, don't worry about geo-blockers on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action. Can you watch the Melbourne Cup online in the US? We've trawled through American TV listings at length and it doesn't seem the Melbourne Cup is being shown anywhere. So the only option for Australian residents currently in the US who would normally be able to watch the Melbourne Cup at home is to grab a VPN and tune back in using the method described earlier on in this guide. IT'S Melbourne Cup day on Tuesday with 24 runners chasing £4 million Down Under in the early hours. It's a wide-open betting heat this year and we've got everything you need to know right here for 'the race that stops the nation'. All you need to know about the Melbourne Cup The Melbourne Cup is a Group 1 handicap over two miles and is the biggest Flat race in Australia, having been first run in 1861. There are 24 runners set to go to post for this year's renewal, worth a cool £4 million, including seven European raiders. You can watch the race live on Sky Sports Racing at 4am on Tuesday 3 November. This is one of the few big international races that Aidan O'Brien has yet to get his hands on. He has the hot favourite this time around in the shape of Tiger Moth, who was a narrow second in the Irish Derby earlier in the year and an impressive Group 3 winner last time out. OFFER OF THE DAY Bet £10 Get £50 in Free Accas with Betfair CLAIM HERE 18+ T&Cs apply Begambleaware.org T&Cs: Min stake £10, min odds 2.0. Free bets are awarded after the qualifying bet has settled, valid for 30 days, must be used on multiples with 3+ legs. He also saddles 2019 Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck, who warmed up for the Melbourne Cup with a close second in the Caulfield Cup on October 17. Charlie Fellowes saddles Prince Of Arran for the third year in a row, and his stable star has finished third and second on his two previous starts in this historic race. Joseph O'Brien sent out Rekindling to win the race in 2017 and he is represented by Master Of Reality and Twilight Payment. 2 Aussie runner Vow And Declare (right) beat off a host of European horses last year Credit: Getty Images - Getty The Aussies bounced back from a European 1-2-3 in 2018 with victory 12 months ago thanks to Vow And Declare. The defending champ is back this year, but he hasn't won a race since and is now an outsider with first-time blinkers fitted. The home team are headed by Surprise Baby, who was a close-up fifth in the race last season and caught the eye in a 1m2f Group 1 last month. Sir Dragonet, formerly trained by Ballydoyle, bagged the Cox Plate 10 days and is considered a leading contender alongside Russian Camelot and Verry Elleegant, both multiple Group 1 winners Down Under. Big race verdict Classic-winning stablemate Anthony Van Dyck ran a screamer in the Caulfield Cup 17 days ago and carries top-weight. Surprise Baby caught the eye when a never-nearer fifth here 12 months ago and has been laid out for this. He has a big chance, while the legend that is Prince Of Arran is another whose year has revolved around a return trip here and he commands plenty of respect with a big run likely. Classy pair Russian Camelot and Verry Elleegant are multiple Group 1 winners Down Under, but the two-mile trip poses a big concern. The one who appeals most is MIAMI BOUND for last year's winning trainer Danny O'Brien. She won twice at last year's Melbourne Cup Carnival, including an impressive win the the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks over 1m4.5f. She lost her way a little after that, but she came roaring back to form with a hugely impressive win in Group 2 company at Moonee Valley 10 days ago. She is clearly coming back to the boil and this may just be the time of year to catch her.