Our 2023 Melbourne Cup live NZ TV guide aims to show you everything you need to know in order to watch the big race live from Flemington on November 7.
We’re taking you through how to watch the Melbourne Cup live in New Zealand. We explain how to keep up with the Spring Carnival and Melbourne Cup Day via live streaming. We also run down the Cup schedule.
We also aim to answer your biggest questions about live coverage of the biggest race in Australia, and one of the biggest horse racing events in the world.
Watching the Melbourne Cup Live in New Zealand
The 2023 Melbourne Cup live NZ coverage will vary depending on how you want to watch. You can tune in to the Melbourne Cup final field barrier draw. You can also watch race day coverage too. To watch Melbourne Cup live NZ coverage, you will need to:
- Get a Sky Sports subscription.
- Log into TAB Sports who will show coverage.
Sky Sports will be covering the action from Flemington Racecourse, including the big one itself. The team will provide horse and form analysis, alongside comprehensive coverage of the betting for all racing on Melbourne Cup Day.
If you can’t/won’t use Sky Sports you can keep up with the Australian TV coverage. To do so, follow these steps:
- Download a good VPN.
- Click on an Australian IP address.
- Head to Tab.com.au or Channel 10. Ten has full coverage from Flemington Racecourse.
Your choice of viewing and Melbourne Cup live NZ coverage will come down to convenience and cost. To watch Melbourne Cup live racing and the final field barrier draw via mobile, then using a VPN to get the local Channel 10 coverage is best and cheapest.
If however you want to keep up with the Melbourne Cup Day action on TV, a Sky Sports package will be needed.
Watching the Melbourne Cup via Bookmakers
An option very popular now to access Melbourne Cup live NZ coverage is to use a bookmaker to live stream. You can watch live streams from the track with many top horse racing betting firms. To stream the race live, you can:
- Search the top betting sites to see which ones are offering live horse racing streams.
- Join up with your preferred site and claim your bonus after checking the T&Cs.
- Take a look at the Melbourne Cup final field odds. You may need to be involved in the Cup betting to get a horse racing live stream.
- Lastly, click on the race at post time and watch all the action unfold live.
Melbourne Cup Day Schedule
Melbourne Cup Day Schedule
In all, Melbourne Cup live NZ coverage includes the final field barrier draw and betting shows. It also shows the full undercard from Flemington Racecourse as well as the main race itself.
We can also see interviews with winning connections as part of the Melbourne Cup live NZ footage. This is how the 2023 Melbourne Cup Day is shaping up:
- Race 1 – Darley Maribyrnong Plate (Group 3, $200,000, 1000m)
- Race 2 – Schweppervescence Plate ($150,000, 1000m)
- Race 3 – Off the Track Desirable Stakes (Listed, $175,000, 1400m)
- Race 4 – TAB Trophy (Listed, $175,000, 1800m)
- Race 5 – Subzero Handicap ($150,000, 1400m)
- Race 6 – BM90 Handicap ($150,000, 1400m)
- Race 7 – Melbourne Cup Day Plate (Listed, $175,000, 1800m)
- Race 8 – Lexus Melbourne Cup (Group 1, $8,410,000, 3200m)
- Race 9 – BM96 Handicap ($150,000, 2800m)
- Race 10 – Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (Group 3, $200,000, 1400m)
Race times are still to be decided. There will be Melbourne Cup live NZ coverage throughout the day.
The best Melbourne Cup live NZ coverage is with Sky Sports. The horse racing coverage is comprehensive on the day, with presenters coming live from the racecourse. Thus, you can watch thoroughbred horse racing and harness racing.
You can watch Melbourne Cup odds change, see all the horse racing aside from the big race and more. The final field barrier draw is also covered. To watch, you’ll need a Sky Sports package.
New Zealand-Based Race Coverage
The very best Melbourne Cup live NZ coverage is with Sky Sports. The channel allows for comprehensive coverage of the race day, presenters bringing the action to you live from the track. You can watch plenty of thoroughbred racing and harness racing with Sky Sports.
Tune in there to watch the Melbourne Cup odds as they fluctuate. You can also check out all the racing action, interviews and reactions. The final field barrier is also covered, though you’ll need a Sky Sports package to view.
So, there are various ways to watch the horses perform in the Melbourne Cup. You can keep up with the Melbourne Cup coverage via Sky Sports in NZ, or watch Channel 10’s output from Australia via a VPN.
Top bookmakers also offer live streaming in HD quality. You might need to take the odds and make a bet before being given access to streaming of the Melbourne Cup live coverage.
Melbourne Cup Live NZ FAQ
We answer your key Melbourne Cup live NZ questions here.
You can keep up with Melbourne Cup coverage of the final field barrier draw and the race in different ways. Use a VPN to watch Channel 10 output in Australia. You can also get a Sky Sports package to watch in NZ.
Using a VPN, you can watch Melbourne Cup programming via Australia’s Channel 10 app.
Check your bookmaker to see if they are offering a live stream.
Gold Trip won last year’s race.