TV Guide: The Melbourne Cup Carnival on 10 and 10 Play

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• The 2021 Melbourne Cup Carnival begins this Saturday, 30 October

No other sporting event captures the mood and attention of the nation quite like the Melbourne Cup Carnival. In one week, on that famous Tuesday in November, the eyes of the world will be firmly focused on the $8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup

But before The Race That Stops A Nation, the 2021 Melbourne Cup Carnival begins this Saturday, 30 October with Penfolds Victoria Derby Day from 11am AEDT, live and free on 10 and 10 Play on demand.

Michael Felgate leads 10’s field as host of the four-day racing spectacular, alongside racing presenter Caty Price, current trainer and Cup winning jockey, Michelle Payne, Group 1 winning jockey James Winks, form expert David Gately and racing reporter Georgie Tunny. International racing expert, Francesca Cumani will also join us from the UK on Cup Day.

Rob Mills and Kate Freebairn will have all the fashion and entertainment covered including the Myer Fashions on your Front Lawn competition, and joining them is presenter Natalie Hunter who also has the privilege of presenting the winning trophies.

Following two massive days of racing comes Kennedy Oaks Day on Thursday, 4 November and Paramount+ Stakes Day on Saturday, 6 November.

Revel in the spirit of Cup Week with the 2021 Melbourne Cup Carnival broadcast live and free on 10 and 10 Play on demand.

After last year’s race was held without crowds, there is hope that the 2021 carnival may have spectators. “The Victoria Racing Club continues to work closely with the Victorian Government on our Melbourne Cup Carnival scenario planning, and today we advised our members that we have lodged plans with the Victorian Government for a crowd of up to 11,500 for some or all four days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival,” a statement from the VRC reads.

Top Image: Caty Price and Michael Felgate

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