The Melbourne Cup Carnival is one of the leading sporting events in the world. Now, more than ever, Australia needs something to celebrate.
It’s about the people and that awesome Aussie spirit. The racing and the quality and power of the athletes, both equine and human.
So, with a spring in our step, let’s remind ourselves that there’s joy to be found in the little things and embrace the rich history and the festivity that belongs to all of us – the 2021 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
It all begins with Penfolds Victoria Derby Dayon Saturday, 30 October, followed by Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday, 2 November, Kennedy Oaks Day on Thursday, 4 November and Mackinnon Stakes Dayon Saturday, 6 November, live and free on Network 10 and 10 Play.
Michael Felgate saddles up to host the four-day racing spectacular alongside racing presenter Caty Price, mounting yard expert Brittany Taylor, Group 1 winning jockey James Winks and form expert David Gately. International racing expert Francesca Cumani will join in the action as we cross to her in the UK for her insights and analysis.
Network 10 is also thrilled to announce Lexus Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne joins our stellar field.
One of Australia’s most sought after media and racing personalities, Michelle captured the hearts of a nation back in 2015 when she became the only female to win the event.
Michelle’s triumph catapulted her into stardom where she is now a highly successful trainer, jockey and author.
Bringing the glitz and the glamour are Rob Mills and 10 News First’s Kate Freebairn covering all things fashion and entertainment, including the Myer Fashions on your Front Lawn competition. Joining them is presenter Natalie Hunter who also has the privilege of presenting the winning trophies.
Revel in Cup Week with the 2021 Melbourne Cup Carnival broadcast live and free on Network 10 and 10 Play on demand.