TV Guide: The Melbourne Cup on 10 and 10 Play

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• Last year, Twilight Payment took out the top prize

This year’s Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday 2nd November, with the Race That Stops A Nation beginning at 3pm. There is a staggering $8 million up for grabs.

Last year, Twilight Payment took out the top prize. 

The 2021 Melbourne Cup, as with the rest of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, will be ared on Channel 10 and 10 Play

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.

After much back and forth, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed up to 10,000 fans will be allowed to attend this year’s race as part of a trial of crowd numbers for large-scale events. All guests must be double vaccinated against Covid-19.

2021 Melbourne Cup Odds (As of November 1st on SportsBet):

Incentivise $2.80
Spanish Mission $10
Twilight Payment $12
Very Elleegant $14
Floating Artist $14
Grand Promenade $14
Tralee Rose $16
Delphi $19
Great House $20
Sir Lucan $23
Pondus $26
Persan $31
Explosive Jack $35
The Chosen One $35
Selino $61
Ocean Billy $91
Master Of Wine $91
She’s Ideel $91
Johnny Get Angry $101
Knights Order $101
Port Guillaume $126
Future Score $126
Miami Bound $151
Carif $151

Update, 8am Tuesday Nov 2nd: Future Score has withdrawn from the race this morning with lameness in his right foreleg, bringing the field down to 23 runners.

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

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