Seven’s Melbourne Cup Carnival team revealed

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

Seven heads to Flemington for live coverage of the iconic Melbourne Cup Carnival featuring Australia’s premier thoroughbred racing, and fashion and personalities from around the world.

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

Jason Richardson will conduct live interviews post-race with relevant winning connections to feature race winners. 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.

Seven News sports presenter Mel McLaughlin will be a roving reporter on Melbourne Cup Day and Derby Day, interviewing all of the stars from the wider sporting world.

Five-time Victoria Derby-winning jockey Damien Oliver will also join the team to provide expert analysis this Saturday.

Throughout the Carnival, Hamish McLachlan will be hosting from the race stalls and pre-parade ring interviewing all the connections and reporting on horse arrivals.

Edwina Bartholomew, Rachael Finch, Neil Kearney, Jade Robran and Emily Angwin will bring all the colour, news and personalities from around the track, while James Jordan will deliver expert form analysis.

Seven News meteorologist Jane Bunn joins the coverage on Melbourne Cup Day and Oaks Day to keep racegoers and punters across all the latest weather news.

Basil Zempilas will be Master of Ceremonies, while Sam Hyland will be on horseback with all the winning jockey interviews.

In addition to the all-day coverage on PLUS7 Live, 7Sport will be following the action throughout the day @7HorseRacing on Facebook and Twitter. Australians will be able to follow this through @Channel 7 and @7Sport.

Seven will also create bespoke content on Melbourne Cup Day for streaming live via Facebook leading up to Seven’s live coverage that day.


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