Cup Day Without Crowds, 2020

Cup Day Without Crowds, 2020
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With crowds banned from Flemington Racecourse, Network Ten had to find other ways of reporting the colourful stories during Melbourne Cup Day on 3 November 2020.

This clip sets up what will be screened throughout the day.

Instead of interviews with fans at the track, the coverage featured people celebrating around Australia in different ways, from croc racing in Darwin to showing off their fashions on the driveway at home.

Another innovation promised here is a virtual race between former Melbourne Cup winners Makybe Diva and Phar Lap.

The impact of no crowds can be seen in an aerial shot of presenters Gorgi Coghlan and Stephen Quartermain in a crowdless concourse.

Winner of the 2020 Melbourne Cup was Twilight Payment, ridden by Jye McNeil and trained by Joseph O'Brien.