We are closing into the twilight of 2015. The summer skies are on the horizon and the season of Australian festivities are fast approaching. Christmas, end of year working breaks and the summer of cricket are just a few of the activities that will be on offer. However, the most epic event for Australians will boil down to a three-minute showdown from Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.
The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation. And with the line-up looking to bring out a competitive contest between the jockeys and their trainers, 2015 could arguably be the most anticipated Melbourne Cup to date! This is a big claim, which is why we don’t want you to miss a second of the action. So we have provided the following ways you can catch the best bits of the Melbourne Cup.
The best place to be if you can afford it is to book your tickets to Flemington Racecourse. The event will attract the who’s who of Australian celebrities and media personnel. By being up close and personal with the jockey’s and the racehorse owners, you should feel the sense of achievement in the air. Get a sense of what to experience with the video below.
When the countdown to the main race of the day commences, the commentary and the thunder of the horses galloping down the track should capture your emotions and excitement from the day.
Sync a live feed to your computer or smart device
The technology across people’s smart devices should allow people to watch or keep track of the main event through their mobile device. One of the best ways to keep up-to-date with the day’s event is through the live Streaming service through Sportsbet, where you can watch the Melbourne Cup online. You’ll need to make a deposit and need to be logged in to use the service. Once you have completed the registration, sit back, relax and enjoy the event.
Tune into the commentary on the radio
ABC radio will be covering live commentary from the Melbourne Cup. You can tune into the radio station on your local channel’s frequency (use the ABC frequency finder) or connect to their streaming service at the following link.
If you missed it and you need to catch up, it isn’t all bad
If you were unlucky and didn’t catch the race, you should be able to see the highlights on the major network’s news channels. It is also likely that there will be clips of the event emerging on YouTube and also being posted on Facebook.
Screened live on TV from the pub, bar or club!
Several bars, pubs and clubs will be screening the races throughout the day. If you are watching the races from a racing bar in your area, it is likely that you will be among other punters that will be able to share their insider tips and thoughts on the next race winner. (That is if they are willing!) Most places tend to get quite full, so make sure you book early.
Keep yourself prepared by being in the know!
The Melbourne Cup offers the race winner and punters the best opportunity to strike it lucky. Those who get themselves into the know will increase their chances with coming away from the day with a winner. You can check the Sportsbet.com.au site to review historical race results and odds that can work to your favour.
Don’t miss out on the experience from Australia’s biggest racing event of the year. Prepare yourself so that you can watch or listen to the way the race unfolds whether you are in the air, on land or out at sea. Get amongst the action!