2019 Melbourne Cup race day program

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Melbourne Cup Raceday Program & Card

One of the most important elements of the Melbourne Cup is timing.

Whether you’re at the track, in the office, on the road or hosting your own barbecue, you need to get your timing right.

If you’re armed with all the correct times, you won’t miss a race. If you don’t miss a race, then all of that Melbourne Cup form and homework you’ve done won’t go to waste.

While most race days have a very similar 30-40 minute break in between races, the Melbourne Cup is a beast of its own, starting at 11am, with the tenth and final race kicking off at 5pm.

Before we take a look at the race day program, make sure you take a look at our key Melbourne Cup betting guides:

Race no. Time (AEDT) Race Distance Prize money
1 11.00am Bumble Stakes 1000m $150,000 BET ON THIS RACE 
2 11.40am TAB App Trophy 1700m $120,000 BET ON THIS RACE 
3 12.15pm Grinders Coffee Roasters Trophy 1400m $120,000 BET ON THIS RACE 
4 12.50pm Ronald Mcdonald House Charities Plate 2800m $120,000 BET ON THIS RACE 
5 1.25pm Schweppes Flemington Fling 1000m $120,000 BET ON THIS RACE 
6 2.00pm Jim Beam Black Stakes 1400m $150,000 BET ON THIS RACE 
7 3.00pm Melbourne Cup 3200m $7,050,000 BET ON THIS RACE 
8 4.05pm Furphy Plate 1800m $150,000 BET ON THIS RACE 
9 4.45pm MSS Security Sprint 1200m $150,000 BET ON THIS RACE 
10 5.20pm The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes 1400m $200,000 BET ON THIS RACE 

Some key Melbourne Cup race day notes:

  • Most veteran Melbourne Cup punters will know that while Melbourne Cup Day is a huge gambling event, outside of the big race itself, the quality of the races isn’t great, with the next best prize money being $200,000 in the ‘get out of jail’ stakes in the last race.
  • Punters will have one hour to prepare for the Melbourne Cup after race 6, which kicks off at 2pm. Punters will then have an hour to celebrate their winnings or commiserate before race 8, which starts at 4.05pm
  • The $7 million purse for the Melbourne Cup is a record for the event and there is $7.3 million in prize money to be won across the day.

 

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