It’s another big weekend of horse racing, culminating in the Victoria Derby at 2:50pm (AEDT) on Saturday, November 3. This is The Roar’s ultimate guide to live streaming the race online, or watching it on TV.
The 2500m race is one of the longest derbies in the country and, taking place on the first day of the Melbourne Cup carnival, it really is the start of the racing season’s opus.
Thinkin’ Big is starting this year’s race as the heavy favourite, while Seberate is the longest-odds competitor at $151. 2017’s winner, Aces High, is not running.
How to watch the race on TV
If you want to watch the match on TV, there are two options.
As per usual, Channel Seven is the free-to-air option if you want to watch Group 1 races on TV.
As has been the case this Spring season, their coverage of the day’s races commences at 12pm (AEDT), and concludes at 5:30pm.
Their coverage extends across the country, looking at all the big races that day, but you can be sure they’ll cut straight to the Vic Derby once the race gets underway.
Sky Racing will also have the Flemington action covered, with racing coverage featuring on all three of their channels (526, 527 and 528) from 8am (AEDT).
Sky Racing 1 (526) is the place to be if you want to catch the Derby, however.
Additionally, valid Foxtel TV subscription is required if you want to watch Sky Racing.
How to live stream the race online
Live streaming the Victoria Derby can be done, and it can be quite easy if you use one of the aforementioned TV service’s official streaming apps.
If you already have a Foxtel TV subscription, you can stream any Sky Racing content via the Foxtel App.
If you don’t, you can subscribe to Foxtel Now, which will allow you to stream Foxtel content of your choice – for a fee.
Channel Seven’s streaming application; 7plus, however, is the best option if you’re after a free stream.
It’s not uncommon for betting apps to offer horse racing live streams, but you usually have to place a bet on any race you want to watch.
The Roar will, as always, have the Victoria Derby covered with a live blog and highlights.
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