Today is the 152nd Melbourne Cup, Australia’s major thoroughbred horse race and marketed in our sporting calendar on the first Tuesday in November as “the race that stops a nation”. It is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds known around the world as richest two-mile handicap. The event is hosted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.
The best way to prepare for this exciting event today is to visit Telstra Media’s Racing Network so you can be best prepared for your afternoon flutter.
The Racing Network is a four screen digital experience consisting of a dedicated IPTV channel, a powerful and exciting online and mobile destination that offers best-of-breed Australian thoroughbred racing information and multimedia content from TVN (ThoroughVision), Best Bets and editorial support from Telstra Media Sports team.
This month during the Spring Carnival we have launched a new IPhone app offering all racing enthusiasts the opportunity to watch daily live thoroughbred racing from Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan and Victorian race tracks via 3G and 4G mobile. The app also offers latest racing news, Best Bets Form and Results, Profiles (Horse, Jockey and Trainer), Stewards Reports and much more.
The Odds Comparator is a popular feature that is present throughout the online and mobile sites, providing frequently updated odds for every race. Fans of the Sport of Kings will also be able to place a bet through the Wagering Comparator via a selection of approved wagering company websites.
The linchpin of the Racing Network destination is the Calendar, which gives you access to every race during the season and all relevant racing data. Use the dashboard for quick access to live vision, next to jump form data and Race Books.
So what are you waiting for, get a closer look at this years Melbourne Cup at The Racing Network.