Melbourne Cup to Air on HRTV

Race is at two miles on grass.

HRTV announced Oct. 29 it will broadcast the prestigious Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) from Australia on Monday, Nov. 2.

HRTV's coverage will begin at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT. Contested at Felmington Racecourse since 1861, the Cup will be run at two miles on grass for a purse of $5 million.