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4:30pm – Tuesday, November 3 on TV 3

Penny Ydgren presents live coverage of the race that stops two nations, 3 Sport Horseracing: Emirates Melbourne Cup screens Tuesday, November 3rd at 4:30pm on 3.

Melbourne Cup Day is Australia and New Zealand’s most famous Tuesday. For around 3 minutes 20 seconds on the first Tuesday in November, Australians and New Zealanders everywhere stop for one of the world’s most famous horse races – the Melbourne Cup.

In Melbourne, Cup Day is a public holiday for the metropolitan area, and the highlight of the Spring Racing Carnival. It is the day when the nation stops whatever it’s doing to listen to or watch the race.

With thousands of attendees dressed in traditional formal race-day wear, and others in all manners of exotic and amusing costumes, the racetrack fashions often overshadow the business of horseracing.

Billed as “the race that stops a nation”, the event was first held on the first Tuesday of November in 1861. Since its debut, the Melbourne Cup has developed in to one of the world’s most famous horseracing event with a record of 400,000 race fans attending the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2007.

It is also the one day those who don’t usually bet, try their luck with a small wager or entry into a “sweep”.

So place your bets and make sure to join Penny Ydgren and TV3 when the Emirates Melbourne Cup screens live on Tuesday, November 3rd at 4:30pm on 3.

That TV3 keep glorifying thuggery in sport is disgraceful and unsporting. I am a keen sports fan but I’m appalled that they include in plays of the week a “KO of the week” – onfield assault. It was bad enough promoting it in the initial news reports but this is very poor judgement. There is a fine line between this sort of very poor sporting behaviour and brain damage – not to mention the damage to the image of sport. Would the TV3 sports presenters still be cheering if Price ended up severely injured? For all they know he could be. Do they care about driving people away from sport? They don’t seem to give a stuff.



Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2009 Calendar

The Rolex FEI World Cup™ is the 31st edition of the premier international show jumping competition, with qualifier events held around the world. The Country Channel offers subscribers fantastic jumping action through till March 2009.

The Country Channel schedule is as follows:-

Event Screen Date/Time

Oslo, Norway (12/10/08) Sunday 25 January 8.30am, 2.30pm, 8.30pm

Helsinki, Finland (19/10/08) Saturday 31 January 8.30am, 2.30pm, 8.30pm

Verona, Italy (9/11/08) Sunday 1 February 8.30am, 2.30pm, 8.30pm

Stuttgart, Germany (23/11/08) Saturday 7 March 10.00am, 4.00pm, 10.00pm

Geneva, Switzerland (12/12/08) Sunday 8 March 10.00am, 4.00pm, 10.00pm

London, UK (21/12/08) Saturday 14 March 10.00am, 4.00pm, 10.00pm

Mechelen, Belgium (30/12/08) Sunday 15 March 10.00am, 4.00pm, 10.00pm

Leipzig, Germany (18/1/09) Saturday 21 March 10.00am, 4.00pm, 10.00pm

Zurich, Switzerland (25/1/09) Sunday 22 March 10.00am, 4.00pm, 10.00pm

Bordeaux, France (7/2/09) Saturday 28 March 10.00am, 4.00pm, 10.00pm

Vigo, Spain (14/2/09) Sunday 29 March 10.00am, 4.00pm, 10.00pm

Gothenburg, Sweden (22/2/09) Saturday 4 April 10.00am, 4.00pm, 10.00pm

FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2009 Calendar

Initiated in 1985, the FEI World Cup™ Dressage is the only worldwide series in the discipline. Judged on both technical and artistic merit, the FEI World Cup™ Dressage combines art, sport and partnership between horse and rider at the highest level.

The Country Channel schedule is as follows:-

Event Screen Date/Time

Stockholm, Sweden (28-30/11/08) Monday 26 January 8.30am, 2.30pm, 8.30pm

London, UK (16-17/12/08) Friday 20 March 10.00am, 4.00pm, 10.00pm

Gothenburg, Sweden (19-22/2/09) Friday 27th March 10.00am, 4.00pm, 10.00pm

The Country Channel is on SKY digital channel number 99.


Oh #*&$(* Brooke Howard Smith is part of the 3Sport team covering the Rugby World Cup in France. This going to be a very very long world cup…