Melbourne Cup

logo-mccEvery year on the first Tuesday of November, the frocks and fascinators are donned for Flemington as the Melbourne Cup steals everyones attention, and surplus income, for few minutes of horse racing. For the rest of the year, most people aren’t that interested in the four legged beasts galloping around a track but today, betting agencies are happy while employers succumb to office pools and low productivity.

The big race kicks off on Prime from 4:30pm. Here is the list of starters: Continue reading »

4:30pm – Tuesday, November 6 on TV 3

Hamish McKay presents LIVE coverage of the race that stops two nations, 3 Sport Horseracing: Emirates Melbourne Cup 2012 screening on Tuesday, November 6 th at 4:30pm on 3.

Melbourne Cup Day is Australia and New Zealand’s most famous Tuesday. For around three minutes and 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.

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 Hamish McKay and TV3 when the Emirates Melbourne Cup 2012 screens LIVE on Tuesday, November 6th at 4:30pm on 3.

4:30pm – Tuesday, November 1 on TV 3

Rachel Smalley presents LIVE coverage of the race that stops two nations, 3 Sport Horseracing: Emirates Melbourne Cup 2011 screens LIVE on Tuesday, November 1 st 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 into 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 Rachel Smalley and TV3 when the Emirates Melbourne Cup 2011 screens LIVE on Tuesday, November 1 st at 4:30pm on 3.

BIGGER BETTER FASTER STRONGER

Wednesday, November 2nd at 8pm

Have you ever looked at an everyday appliance and thought I could improve on that? Well, that’s exactly what James Coleman and Greg Page are doing in 3’s encore screening of Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger, returning on Wednesday, November 2 nd at 8pm on 3. Each week James and Greg will take everyday household items, look closely at the science involved in their inner workings, then set about re-modelling them to solve problems created by their inherent limitations.

Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger will see two teams compete to “turbo” everyday objects to their full potential. Each team is helped by industry professionals to rip out all the boring bits, throw in some more power and sharpen the edges.

“Making Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger was one hell of a ride,” explains James Coleman. “When I think back over the breathtakingly dangerous contraptions we created, how one of us wasn’t blinded, maimed, irretrievably traumatised or snuffed out is simply beyond belief,” he continues, adding: “Actually Pagey [Greg Page] hasn’t been quite the same, now I think about it.”

According to Coleman, Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger is essentially two men in sheds competing each week to scientifically make vacuum cleaners, BBQs, clothes dryers, showers, lawnmowers, juicers and other domestic items bigger, better, faster and stronger.

“Viewers can expect to witness the danger, almost smell the rocket fuel, gunpowder and molten steel, laugh (oh how we laughed) and above all else – learn something,” he says.

Make sure not to miss this when Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger screens on Wednesday, November 2 nd at 8pm

SATURDAY MOVIE: KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

Saturday, October 29th at 8:30pm

Orlando Bloom stars as Balian, a blacksmith who has lost his family and nearly lost his faith. The religious wars raging in the far-off Holy Land seem remote to him, yet he is pulled into that immense drama. Amid the pageantry and intrigues of medieval Jerusalem he falls in love, grows into a leader, and ultimately uses all his courage and skill to defend the city against staggering odds. Destiny comes seeking Balian in the form of a great knight, Godfrey of Ibelin, a Crusader briefly home to France from fighting in the East. Also starring Liam Neeson, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson. (2003)

4:30pm – Tuesday, November 2 on TV 3

Rachel Smalley presents Live coverage of the race that stops two nations, 3 Sport Horseracing: Emirates Melbourne Cup screens on Tuesday, November 2nd at 4:30pm on 3.

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

It is also the one day that 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 Rachel Smalley and TV3 when the Emirates Melbourne Cup screens Live on Tuesday, November 2nd at 4:30pm on 3.