The race that stops a nation has lastly arrived — and we’ve received you lined with every little thing you have to know concerning the Melbourne Cup.
The race that stops a nation is nearly right here — and this yr, there will probably be some spectators within the stands.
The Victorian Authorities has confirmed a crowd of 10,000 vaccinated people will be allowed into Flemington to rejoice the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. It’ll signify an enormous change to final yr’s occasion, when Covid prevented punters from attending.
However within the days main as much as the annual occasion, the enduring race has been embroiled in drama.
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On Wednesday, worldwide raider Away He Goes was ruled out with a tendon damage.
And earlier within the week, a CT scanner at Werribee, the machine used to test a horse’s health and detect any unknown accidents, broke down, that means 16 of the ultimate acceptors for the race have been but to be examined.
The 2021 Melbourne Cup will get underway at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, November 2 with $8 million in prize cash up for grabs.
Melbourne Cup discipline 2021 (horse, coach, jockey)
1 – TWILIGHT PAYMENT 58kg, Joseph O’Brien, Jye McNeil
2 – INCENTIVISE 57kg, Peter G Moody, Brett Prebble
3 – SPANISH MISSION 57kg, Andrew Balding, Craig Williams
4 – VERRY ELLEEGANT 57kg, Chris Waller, James McDonald
5 – EXPLOSIVE JACK 54kg, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, John Allen
6 – THE CHOSEN ONE 54kg, Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Damian Lane
7 – DELPHI 53.5kg, Anthony & Sam Freedman, Damien Oliver
8 – OCEAN BILLY 53.5kg, Chris Waller, Damien Thornton
9 – SELINO 53.5kg, Chris Waller, Ron Stewart
10 – JOHNNY GET ANGRY 53kg, Denis Pagan, Lachlan King
11 – KNIGHTS ORDER 53kg, Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, Daniel Stackhouse
12 – PERSAN 53kg, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Luke Currie
13 – CARIF 52.5kg, Peter & Paul Snowden, Blaike McDougall
14 – MASTER OF WINE 52.5kg, Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes, Fred Kersley
15 – PONDUS 52.5kg, Robert Hickmott, Rachel King
16 – GRAND PROMENADE 52kg, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Kerrin McEvoy
17 – MIAMI BOUND 52kg, Danny O’Brien, Patrick Moloney
18 – PORT GUILLAUME 52kg, Ben & JD Hayes, Harry Coffey
19 – SHE’S IDEEL 52kg, Bjorn Baker, Craig Newitt
20 – FUTURE SCORE 51.5kg, Matt Cumani, Dean Yendall
21 – TRALEE ROSE 51kg, Symon Wilde, Dean Holland
22 – FLOATING ARTIST 50kg, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Teo Nugent
23 – GREAT HOUSE 50kg, Chris Waller, Teo Nugent, Michael Dee
24 – SIR LUCAN 50kg, Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, Glen Boss
What time is the race?
Perth — 12pm
Darwin — 1:30pm
Brisbane — 2pm
Adelaide — 2:30pm
Melbourne — 3pm
Sydney — 3pm
Canberra — 3pm
Hobart — 3pm
Race day schedule
10.45am — Darley Maribyrnong Plate (1000m)
11.20am — Schweppervescence Plate (1000m)
12pm — TAB Trophy (1800m)
12.40pm — MSS Safety Dash (1200m)
1.20pm — Subzero Handicap (1400m)
1.50pm — Grinders Espresso Roasters Trophy (1400m)
2.20pm — Furphy Plate (1800m)
3pm — Melbourne Cup (3200m)
4.40pm — The Macca’s Run (2800m)
5.15pm — The Hong Kong Jockey Membership Stakes (1400m)
* All instances AEDT
Who will win?
Australian thoroughbred Incentivise has been tipped because the favorite to win this yr’s Melbourne Cup, having already gained the 2021 Caulfield Cup.
Incentivise — $2.30
Spanish Mission — $7.50
Twilight Fee — $12
Verry Elleegant — $14
Floating Artist — $16
Grand Promendade — $18
Tralee Rose — $18
Sir Lucan — $21
Nice Home — $26
Delphi — $34
Pondus — $34
Explosive Jack — $41
The Chosen One — $41
Selino — $51
Johnny Get Offended — $81
Ocean Billy — $126
She’s Ideel — $126
Knights Order — $151
Carif — $151
Grasp of Wine — $151
Miami Sure — $151
Port Guillaume — $151
Future Rating — $151
What is going to the climate be like
It’s wanting like an absolute cracker in Melbourne on Tuesday. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting the solar will probably be shining and the Victorian capital will hit a high of 29C.
Learn how to watch and pay attention
Channel 10 will as soon as once more be the free-to-air broadcaster for the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Foxtel’s Sky Racing will present protection of Melbourne Cup day, however the race that stops a nation will probably be proven on delay by a handful of minutes.
Additionally, you will have the ability to watch the race stay on streaming platforms TenPlay, Racing.com and Kayo.
In the meantime, a number of radio stations will probably be offering stay commentary of the race:
— RSN Racing & Sport on 927 AM
— 3AW in Melbourne on 693 AM
— Triple M: Sydney 104.9 FM, Brisbane 104.5 FM, Adelaide 104.7 FM and Melbourne 105.1 FM
— ABC Grandstand
— SEN on 1116 AM
Will there be a crowd?
A crowd of 10,000 vaccinated folks will probably be allowed into Flemington to rejoice the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.
No crowds in any respect have been allowed on the occasion final yr.
The one menace to the Melbourne Cup stays the affirmation of a crowd of 5500 being permitted into the Flemington venue for Saturday’s Victoria Derby.
If the occasion is a hit and doesn’t set off a spike in infections, well being authorities will push forward with the plans for a much bigger crowd on Cup day.
1st: $4.4 million
2nd: $1.1 million
Previous Melbourne Cup Winners
2020: Twilight Fee
2019: Vow and Declare
2018: Cross Counter
2015: Prince of Penzance
2012: Inexperienced Moon
2007: Environment friendly
2006: Delta Blues
2005: Makybe Diva
2004: Makybe Diva
2003: Makybe Diva
2002: Media Puzzle
2005: Makybe Diva’s hat-trick
After claiming victories within the earlier two years, the nation was looking forward to Makybe Diva to turn into the primary winner of three consecutive Melbourne Cup races.
The legendary horse did simply that, retiring instantly after claiming the historic hat-trick.
2008: One dozen for Cummings
Bart Cummings achieved a outstanding feat in 2008 when Seen crossed first within the 2008 Cup — successful the coach his Twelfth Melbourne Cup and etching himself in historical past as one of many all-time greats.
2015: First feminine winner
Towards all odds, Michelle Payne grew to become the primary feminine jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in 2015.
Using Prince of Penzance, Payne pulled forward of the frontrunners with solely 100m left, shocking tens of millions.