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#792

I’d have thought that’s just a result of not having microphones located around the entire course. I’ll listen closer next week.


#793

Cox Plate on Saturday Arvo Racing on Seven

LIVE Saturday from Moonee Valley on 7 and 7plus

Three-time champion Winx is chasing an unprecedented fourth-successive Cox Plate win at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

With 28 consecutive wins, 21 of them Group Ones, the three-times Horse of the Year is on the verge of doing something no other horse has attempted.

Hosted by Bruce McAvaney , Francesca Cumani, Hamish McLachlan and Jason Richardson , with expert Richard Freedman and colour reporting from Abbey Gelmi, Emma Davenport and Chris Symons with all the horseback interviews.

Saturday October 27

Moonee Valley – Cox Plate

Sydney 12.00pm LIVE on Channel 7 and 7plus, 5.30pm LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus

Melbourne 12.00pm LIVE on Channel 7 and 7plus

Brisbane 11.00am LIVE on Channel 7 and 7plus

Adelaide 11.30am LIVE on Channel 7 and 7plus

Perth 9.00am LIVE on 7TWO and 7plus, 10.00am LIVE on Channel 7 and 7plus


Australian Short Course Championships live on 7plus

Users on 7plus and the 7Sport app will be able to stream the Australian Short Course Championships live from the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC). Featuring Olympic and Paralympic medallists Mack Horton, Ellie Cole and David Morgan, 7plus users will be able to stream the entire event live from Thursday to Saturday (Heats and Finals).

Thursday 25 and Friday 26 October 2018

Heats commence: 10:00am

Finals commence: 6:30pm

Saturday 27 October 2018

Heats commence: 9:30am

Finals commence: 4:30pm


#794

#795

Melbourne Cup day schedule

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Sydney, Melbourne
05:30 Sunrise
10:00 The 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival: Emirates Melbourne Cup Day
05:30 The Chase Australia

Brisbane
05:30 Sunrise
09:00 The 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival: Emirates Melbourne Cup Day
04:30 Seven News At 4 (sic)
05:00 The Chase Australia

Gold Coast
05:30 Sunrise
09:00 The 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival: Emirates Melbourne Cup Day
04:30 The Chase Australia
05:30 Seven News Gold Coast

Adelaide
05:30 Sunrise
09:30 The 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival: Emirates Melbourne Cup Day
05:00 The Chase Australia

Perth
05:30 Sunrise
09:00 The 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival: Emirates Melbourne Cup Day
04:30 Border Security - Australia’s Front Line
05:00 The Chase Australia

7Two
07:00 - 09:00 The 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival: Emirates Melbourne Cup Day


#796

Melbourne Cup Carnival

From Saturday from Flemington

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

Seven’s coverage will be hosted by Bruce McAvaney, Francesca Cumani and Richard Freedman.

Jason Richardson will conduct live interviews post-race with winning connections and form analysis from the mounting yard. Chris Symons will be the horseback interviewer on ‘Kevin from 7’.

During the coverage, Hamish McLachlan and Ross Stevenson will be giving Melbourne Cup Carnival viewers their unique That’s Racing take on everything at Flemington, as they go beyond the odds to talk about the fun and offbeat side of the sport.

Hamish will also host from the race stalls and pre-parade ring with Katelyn Mallyon, interviewing the connections and reporting on horse arrivals.

Edwina Bartholomew, Rachael Finch and Emma Davenport will bring all the colour, news and personalities from around the track.

Abbey Gelmi will be interviewing stars of the racing and fashion world.

Kate Waterhouse will bring us all the latest from the Fashions on the Field, while Byron Cooke will catch up with music acts including Sam Smith and The Presets.

Basil Zempilas will be Master of Ceremonies, while Racing Victoria’s voice of Melbourne racing, Matthew Hill will be heard throughout Seven’s Melbourne Cup Carnival coverage. Hill has an extensive resume as a race caller and sports broadcaster including five Golden Slipper’s and Australian Derbies, and more recently called Winx in her historic fourth Cox Plate victory.

Seven News meteorologist Jane Bunn joins the coverage to keep race goers and punters across all the latest weather news.

Seven’s digital coverage of the Melbourne Cup will be our biggest yet, with horse racing fans able to access live and exclusive content in more ways than ever before.

Users will be able to watch the Melbourne Cup – not to mention all of the build-up and post-race analysis – wherever they are in Australia on 7plus and the 7Sport app.

Extended social coverage on @7horseracing will complement broadcast, capturing the best of the racing action and all of the colour and features from around Flemington. @7horseracing will also be the home of three new social shows: the Form Study Friday with Francesca Cumani and Jason Richardson; Armchair Experts – Horse Racing edition; and the Social Show hosted by Byron Cooke.

What’s more, @7horseracing has teamed up with Twitter to offer live streaming from the Carnival to users across Australia.

The Carnival jumps out of the barriers on Saturday with what many racing purists consider the best single day of thoroughbred racing in Australia. Victorian racing’s premier three-year-old classic, the Victoria Derby is the feature event for stayers over 2500m. The Empire Rose Stakes, Kennedy Mile, and Coolmore Stud Stakes round out an exceptional day of Group 1 racing, along with five other Group races.

Then it’s the first Tuesday in November, which means only one thing to Australians: the Melbourne Cup. The nation’s greatest race, a handicap run over ‘two miles’, attracts thoroughbred horses from around the globe as trainers and owners look to etch their name in racing history. Every year drama, intrigue and stories unfold around the Cup with winners coming from all walks of life.

Oaks Day and Stakes Day, on Thursday and Saturday respectively, round out arguably the best racing carnival in the world. The latest in fashion, colour and flair is celebrated on Oaks Day, with the feature race the Group 1 Oaks for three-year-old fillies. Families are again expected to flock to Stakes Day to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere for the $2 million Group 1 Seppelt Wines McKinnon Stakes.

BROADCAST TIMES

Saturday November 3
Victoria Derby Day
Sydney 11am LIVE on Channel 7, 5.30pm LIVE on 7TWO
Melbourne 11am LIVE on Channel 7
Brisbane 10am LIVE on Channel 7
Adelaide 10.30am LIVE on Channel 7
Perth 8am LIVE on 7TWO, 10am LIVE on Channel 7

Tuesday November 6
Melbourne Cup Day
Sydney 10am LIVE on Channel 7
Melbourne 10am LIVE on Channel 7
Brisbane 9am LIVE on Channel 7
Adelaide 9.30am LIVE on Channel 7
Perth 7am LIVE on 7TWO, 9am LIVE on Channel 7

Thursday November 8
Oaks Day
Sydney 11.30am LIVE on Channel 7, 5.30pm LIVE on 7TWO
Melbourne 11.30am LIVE on Channel 7, 5.30pm LIVE on 7TWO
Brisbane 10.30am LIVE on Channel 7
Adelaide 11am LIVE on Channel 7
Perth 8.30am LIVE on 7TWO, 9am LIVE on Channel 7

Saturday November 10
Stakes Day
Sydney 11.30am LIVE on Channel 7, 5.30pm on 7TWO
Melbourne 11.30am LIVE on Channel 7
Brisbane 10.30am LIVE on Channel 7
Adelaide 11am LIVE on Channel 7
Perth 8.30am LIVE on 7TWO, 10am LIVE on Channel 7


#797

Seen about half of today’s races and haven’t seen a presentation broadcast following any of t he races. I wonder if the race sponsors wefr informed the presentation wasn’t being shown.


#798

With Seven losing the rights to the Melbourne Cup, Bruce Mcavaney has announced this morning that tomorrow will be the last Melbourne Cup coverage he’ll be part of.

While that might seem like an ‘obvious’ announcement, he could have potentially been involved with Racing.com’s coverage next year considering he has presented race meets for them in the past


#799

He hasn’t “called” a Melbourne Cup fot 30 years, but his input from a racing perspective will be lost. I presume Seven will keep him on other race meets until he’s had enough or they lose the rights.


#800

Bruce was a special guest on The Front Bar last Thursday and it played the 1985 Melbourne Cup race which he called for Ten (it is on YouTube). What A Nuisance won that race.


#801

I remember Bruce being interviewed by Peter Donegan for SEN around mid season this year (possibly round 16 but not sure) where he suggested if he only kept doing one sport it would be the horses. So I find this announcement a touch surprising but he did also suggest that if he couldn’t commit fully to something he knew it was then the time to give it away. Shame, cos Bruce is the absolute doyen.


#802

@Sully please respond


#803

Bruce called the Cup in the 80s when Ten had the rights for the first time


#804

That word I believe is either now blacklisted or exclusive to the mods. Ping: @Bort


#805

Just released Seven must’ve done that dance as it used Daft Punk’s One More Time (Seven’s last Melbourne Cup carnival)? No?


#806

We wouldn’t take Doyen away from you or your mates, Sully.


#807

Didn’t realise you knew em.


#808

Last called in 1988 (Empire Rose), co-hosted with Mike Gibson in 1989 before crossing over to 7 (Dan Mielicki called that cup and every other on 10 until they lost the rights).


#809

Empire Rose was a magnificent horse, won the Mackinnon Stakes on the Saturday before the Cup and had placed in 87. Went around again as the top weight and sentimental favourite but faded in the straight.

Here’s Bruce’s last Cup call on Ten.

Courtesy of Master Tapes.


#810

For the third year in a row, the Melbourne Cup race will be streamed live around the world on Twitter.


#811

If a person does not have a TV or iPad, can they listen to the races on radio? because 12 years ago, I was able to listen to the coverage on the radio as my school did not have a tv.