The 161st running of the Melbourne Cup, a prestigious Australian Thoroughbred horse race. The race Start on 2 November 2021 at Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse at 12am ET.
Melbourne Cup Day is the horse racing industry's biggest day of the year, with the Melbourne Cup - Australia's most famous and beloved horse race - being the highlight and main attraction of the day.
Melbourne Cup 2021 Viewing Information
Date: Tuesday, November 2
Time: 12am ET
Where: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Streaming: Sky Sports (UK) | FS1 (US)
Race Day Melbourne Cup 2021 Schedule
All times AEDT
10.45am — Darley Maribyrnong Plate (1000m)
11.20am — Schweppervescence Plate (1000m)
12pm — TAB Trophy (1800m)
12.40pm — MSS Security Sprint (1200m)
1.20pm — Subzero Handicap (1400m)
1.50pm — Grinders Coffee 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 Club Stakes (1400m)
Melbourne Cup 2021 Online TV Channel In US
The live streaming will be available on Sky Channel for the Foxtel sports package subscribers. The subscription fee is $29 per month.
The 2021 Melbourne Cup action is being shown on FS1 in the US, with coverage starting at 10.30pm ET.
Melbourne Cup 2021 Prize Money
The total prize money of the Melbourne Cup is $8 million. The winner of the event will get a total of $4.4 million, plus the 18-carat, solid gold Melbourne Cup trophy which is worth $250,000 on its own.
Runner-up: $1.1 million
Third place: $550,000
Fourth place: $350,000
Fifth horse over the line: $230,000.
Sixth to 12th: $160,000.