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Francesca Cumani And Glen Boss Saddle Up For The Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Network 10’s Broadcast Team Unveiled For The 2022 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Network 10 and The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) are thrilled to announce that international racing commentator Francesca Cumani and three-time Lexus Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Glen Boss will join Network 10’s 2022 Melbourne Cup Carnival broadcast team.

Both Francesca and Glen have a long and special history with Flemington. A racing media icon, Francesca Cumani will return to Melbourne for the first time since 2019, to bring her unique insight and wealth of racing knowledge to the carnival, while racing legend Glen Boss will add to the on-air horsepower, following his retirement from racing earlier this year.

The duo will join Network 10’s stellar 2022 Melbourne Cup Carnival broadcast team, which includes renowned sports personality Eddie McGuire, Lexus Melbourne Cup winning jockey and trainer Michelle Payne, racing expert Michael Felgate, 10 News First reporter Caty Price, Group 1-winning jockey James Winks, renowned form expert David Gately, and racing presenter Brittany Taylor.

Covering all things fashion and entertainment in the Birdcage is Rob Mills, The Project’s Georgie Tunny and Natalie Hunter while 10 Sport’s Tara Rushton and Archie Thompson will be trackside with all the colour of the carnival.

On returning to Australia for the first time in three years, Francesca Cumani said: "After two years of watching from home I am thrilled to be coming back to Flemington for Cup Week. I look forward to working with the VRC and Network 10 to showcase the Melbourne Cup Carnival because it really is one of the biggest weeks on the international racing calendar. To have full crowds back on track will be incredible and it’s going to be surreal jumping on the plane and getting back to Australia and experiencing the magic of Cup Week.”

Francesca and Glen will also participate in a number of VRC activities and events in the lead up to Cup Week, including speaking at the exclusive VRC members event, Inside Headquarters.

With a multi-studio set-up across Flemington Racecourse, fans will have unprecedented access to jockeys, trainers, owners, celebrities and of course all the fashions on the field over the four days of the carnival.

It all begins with Penfolds Victoria Derby Day on Saturday, 29 October, followed by Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday, 1 November, Kennedy Oaks Day on Thursday, 3 November and VRC Champions Stakes Day on Saturday, 5 November, live and free on 10 and 10 Play.

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Network 10 will be indeed showing Formula 1 2023 in addition to Australian MotoGP.

A bit surprised it hasn’t been announced by 10 Sport.

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Will be interesting to see if the current highlights packages on a Monday night disappear next year with Fox being the primary rights holder and those races having been removed from the anti siphoning list a few years ago.

On the couple of occasions I’ve sampled them they’re not very well cut together, basically just a few random laps at a time and sometimes missing key moments. Not sure if they’ve improved recently, might have to take a look after Singapore.

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I thought the international F1 races weren’t on the anti-siphoning list. The only thing that was on there is the Australian Grand Prix.

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Live sport on 10 this morning - Syndey Running Festival.

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Have we seen anyone on screen yet?

The provisional 2023 Formula One calendar was revealed overnight. The Australian Grand Prix had been scheduled for April 2.

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what does everyone think what 10 will announce at the upfronts. What I mean is what sport they might have or potential sport programs on offer.

Most of the sporting rights available (large and small) have been snapped up by existing holders or found a new home. The only sport 10 can aim for right now is MMA.

Cricket Australia’s rights deal with Seven and Foxtel expires in early 2024, so 10 should get its books in order and be ready to bid.

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10 again has a Melbourne Cup Preview show back this year again in the Friday 10:30 pm timeslot but this year they are getting in really early starting on 7 October I assume to preview the whole carnival.

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You have to wonder why they bother, virtually nobody will be watching at that time.

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it should be on earlier 8:30 or even 9:30pm to give it a decent chance.

But the Melbourne Cup Carnival itself doesn’t start until October 29. October 8 is Caulfield Guineas, Caulfield Cup and The Everest are on October 15 and Cox Plate is on October 22. All those race days are on Seven/7TWO.

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Description for the preview show this Friday

Join Michael Felgate as we delve into the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s history, colour and examine the international contenders for the 2022 race that stops the nation.

They are following up with another preview show the next Friday night October 14 10:30 pm.

Road To The Melbourne Cup Carnival

Road To The Cup

Join Michael Felgate, Michelle Payne, Glen Boss and David Gately as they delve into the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s history, colour and examine the contenders for the 2022 race that stops the nation.