SPRING RACING STARTS ON SEVEN

Seven heads to the track this weekend when our coverage of the Spring Racing Carnival kicks off with all the action from the Epsom Handicap and Turnbull Stakes.

The live telecast will begin at 10am ( Perth time) from Royal Randwick where we will cover races one to eight, including four Group One races - the Thrifty Spring Champion Stakes, The Metropolitan, the Epsom Handicap and the EQUAL Flight Stakes. We will also cross to Flemington for races six to nine at Melbourne Cup Carnival Preview Day, including the Group One Turnbull Stakes and three other Group races.

Then across the following five weeks, Seven will capture more of the Spring Racing Carnival with BMW Caulfield Cup Day and Tattersall's Cox Plate Day followed by Melbourne Cup Carnival featuring AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, Crown Oaks Day and Emirates Stakes Day.

Saturday's coverage will be hosted by BRUCE MCAVANEY and RICHARD FREEDMAN with PETER DONEGAN in the mounting yard, Melbourne Cup winning jockey JOHN LETTS in the saddle interviewing the winning hoops on course, race callers MARK SHEAN and BRYAN MARTIN and reporters KYLIE GILLIES, ADAM PEACOCK and MICHAEL FELGATE.

And when the action heads to Melbourne for the Caulfield Cup, former champion jockey SIMON MARSHALL will join our on-air team, co-hosting with Bruce and Richard while GREG MILES will call again all the races during Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Seven will bring Australians every moment of two of the best months in the sport of kings on television.

We will focus on telling the stories of the horses, the jockeys, the characters that create the rich tapestry of racing. We'll be on the track and in the mounting yards. We'll cover the betting ring and the stewards' rooms. And we'll also be focusing our attention on what happens off the track, with coverage of the celebrity, glamour and fashions that define the Spring Racing Carnival and Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Seven's Racing Calendar

Perth Broadcast Times

  • 7 October
    • Epsom Handicap Day
    • Melbourne Cup Carnival Preview Day 10a m - 3pm
      • featuring The Turnbull Stakes
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  • 21 October
    • BMW Caulfield Cup Day 10am - 3pm
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  • 28 October
    • Tattersall's Cox Plate Day 9 :30am - 3pm
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  • 4 November
    • AAMI Victoria Derby Day 8am - 2:30pm
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  • 7 November
    • Emirates Melbourne Cup Day 7am - 2:30pm
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  • 9 November
    • Crown Victoria Oaks Day 8am - 2:30pm
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  • 11 November
    • Emirates Stakes Day 8am - 2:30pm