Penny Ydgren will now present live coverage of the race that stops two nations, 3 Sport Horseracing: Emirates Melbourne Cup screens Tuesday, November 3rd at 4:30pm on 3.
Melbourne Cup Day is Australia and New Zealand’s most famous Tuesday. For around 3 minutes 20 seconds on the first Tuesday in November, Australians and New Zealanders everywhere stop for one of the world’s most famous horse races – the Melbourne Cup.
In Melbourne, Cup Day is a public holiday for the metropolitan area, and the highlight of the Spring Racing Carnival. It is the day when the nation stops whatever it’s doing to listen to or watch the race.
With thousands of attendees dressed in traditional formal race-day wear, and others in all manners of exotic and amusing costumes, the racetrack fashions often overshadow the business of horseracing.
Billed as “the race that stops a nation”, the event was first held on the first Tuesday of November in 1861. Since its debut, the Melbourne Cup has developed in to one of the world’s most famous horseracing event with a record of 400,000 race fans attending the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2007.
It is also the one day those who don’t usually bet, try their luck with a small wager or entry into a “sweep”.
So place your bets and make sure to join Kate Lynch and TV3 when the Emirates Melbourne Cup screens live on Tuesday, November 3rd at 4:30pm on 3.
Kate Lynch was originally lined up to present the Melbourne Cup.[ad]