Melbourne radio stations at the starting gates for Cup coverage
The Melbourne Cup will host around 10,000 fully vaccinated spectators at Flemington, the biggest crowd Melbourne has seen in three months after lockdown rules have been eased this month.
It’s a particularly exciting day for racegoers who were not allowed to attend last year due to the pandemic.
At this year’s event they won’t need to wear masks outdoors. Race goers will be checked and signed in to their sections of the course for contact tracing purposes.
A range of Melbourne radio stations will broadcast the race, which will be run at 3pm today:
3AW 693 AM
RSN Racing & Sport 927 AM
ABC Grandstand DAB+
Triple M 105.1 FM
SEN 1116 AM
Sky Sports Radio
What are the hot tips?
The first female Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne chatted with KIIS’ Jase and Lauren ahead of the big race and gave her tips for the race.
On ABC Melbourne, traffic reporter Brad Arnoldt moonlights as a phantom race caller. In his phantom race call this morning the horses had some very familiar names like Sammy J, Virginia Trioli, Raf Epstein and Libbi Gorr.
Who wins in a photo finish? Listen here.
Here’s the barrier draw for the big race.
|1||Twilight Payment||2||Joseph O’Brien||Jye McNeil||58|
|2||Incentivise||16||Peter G Moody||Craig Williams||57|
|3||Spanish Mission (USA)||14||Andrew Balding||Craig Williams||57|
|4||Verry Elleegant(NZ)||19||Chris Waller||James McDonald||57|
|5||Explosive Jack(NZ)||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||54|
|6||The Chosen One(NZ)||5||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damian Lane||54|
|7||Delphi(IRE)||3||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Damien Oliver||53.5|
|8||Ocean Billy(NZ)||13||Chris Waller||Damien Thornton||53.5|
|9||Selino(GB)||24||Chris Waller||Ron Stewart||53.5|
|10||Johnny Get Angry(NZ)||22||Denis Pagan||Lachlan King (a0)||53|
|11||Knights Order(IRE)||9||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Daniel Stackhouse||53|
|12||Persan||11||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Luke Currie||53|
|13||Carif||8||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blaike McDougall||52.5|
|14||Master Of Wine(GER)||6||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Fred Kersley||52.5|
|15||Pondus(GB)||1||Robert Hickmott||Rachel King||52.5|
|16||Grand Promenade(GB)||21||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Kerrin McEvoy||52|
|17||Miami Bound(NZ)||17||Danny O’Brien||Patrick Moloney||52|
|18||Port Guillaume(FR)||23||Ben & JD Hayes||Harry Coffey||52|
|19||She’s Ideel||20||Bjorn Baker||Craig Newitt||52|
|20||Future Score(IRE)||15||Matt Cumani||Dean Yendall||51.5|
|21||Tralee Rose(NZ)||12||Symon Wilde||Dean Holland||51|
|22||Floating Artist(GB)||10||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Teodore Nugent (a0)||50|
|23||Great House(IRE)||7||Chris Waller||Michael Dee||50|
|24||Sir Lucan(IRE)||18||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Glen Boss||50|