Gorgi Coghlan and Stephen Quartermain to host Melbourne Cup coverage on 10


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10 has confirmed Gorgi Coghlan and Stephen Quartermain as the new co-hosts for its four-day Melbourne Cup coverage.  

The event will take on a very different look in 2020, its currently unconfirmed if crowds will be able to attend Melbourne’s biggest race day as stage 4 lockdowns continue in the city.

Described as “a carnival reimagined”, 10s coverage begins with AAMI Victoria Derby Day on Saturday, 31 October, followed by Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday, 3 November, Kennedy Oaks Day on Thursday, 5 November and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day on Saturday, 7.

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Melbourne born and bred, Stephen “Quarters” Quartermain, is one of the country’s most respected television and sports presenters. Joining 10 in 1984, he has been an integral part of the news and sports team ever since. 

Stephen said:

“The Melbourne Cup Carnival is truly one of the best events on the Australian sporting calendar and I couldn’t be happier to saddle up in 2020. It’s going to be a really different carnival for all involved, but viewers will have the best ticket in town right at home.”

Former state-level dressage competitor, Gorgi Coghlan is just as comfortable in the paddock with her horses as she is in front of the camera, co-hosting The Project.  

Gorgi said:

“2020 has come with so many challenges for so many Australians, but there is something special about the Melbourne Cup Carnival, and this year Network 10 will be transforming the coverage to bring the Cup to the people. I’m super excited to work with Quarters and the racing team on what will be a historical broadcast.”

Covering all the action from the Mounting Yard and beyond will be racing experts and reporters -­‐ Francesca Cumani, Peter Moody, Michael Felgate, David Gately, Caty Price, Brittany Taylor and Annie Kearney.

10 Sport’s Roz Kelly and Kate Peck will join in the excitement as the broadcast reaches all parts of the country with The Race That Stops A Nation.

In a year like no other, 10 will also broadcast a virtual version of the race, pitting 24 past champions of the Cup against each other.

And in another change due to COVID, the Fashions on the Field competition will go digital with all Australian’s invited to compete on your Front Lawn.

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