It's the race that stops the nation, but it doesn't mean you have to leave your desk to view it. Here’s how to stream the Melbourne Cup online later on today.
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Just like all sports in Australia, the Melbourne Cup is tightly sewn up by TV networks looking to defend their interests, so you will have to pay to get access to it online or on your tablet.
Telstra customers will be able to get access to a stream of the race on its Racing Network partner site.
You can access it here.
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