The Melbourne Cup (live) World, 12pm Cable Sports, 10.45am Hong Kong's legion of horse racing fans can tune in to Australia's biggest race today, the Melbourne Cup from Flemington. The ubiquitous 'race that stops a nation' is not only every Australasian race fan's dream, it has become the goal of some of the world's biggest owners, including Sheik Mohammed and his powerful Godolphin stable. The Dubai-based operation has two runners in this year's Cup - Marienbard and Give The Slip - and trainer Saeed bin Suroor is reportedly delighted with their condition going into the 3,200-metre handicap, but would be hoping for some rain before the big event. There's also the British veteran Persian Punch, a nine-year-old who finished third in the race back in 1998 and one of only three starters to have won over the distance. Hong Kong punters can cheer on a number of jockeys seen in action locally, including Shane Dye (above), who has picked up the ride on Spirit Of Westbury. Big Pat, trained by Michael Moroney who sent out last year's winner Brew, has shortened to favourite. The Hong Kong Jockey Club, with 'Downtown' Darren Flindell at the reins, will be tapping in to coverage from Australian TV's Channel 10 network, where the man in charge is Tim 'The Talking Smile' Webster - the man best remembered for asking connections of 1997 Cup winner Might And Power if the horse was headed for a career at stud. Might And Power was, of course, a gelding. Mathew Scott Boston Public Pearl, 8.30pm Students are getting suspended left right and centre this week starting with Sean Jacobs who has created a poster which says 'Study Plenty at Four Twenty'. Guber (Anthony Heald, above, left) recognizes 'Four Twenty' as a code word for marijuana. Sheryl Holt is also suspended for posting the video of Lauren (Jessalyn Gilsig, above, centre) taking a shower on the Internet, but she doesn't intend to go down without a fight, and introduces Gruber to her attorney. Band Of Brothers HBO, 10pm This is part four of HBO's most expensive original production - US$120 million (HK$940 million) - based on Stephen Ambrose's best-selling book of the same name. The book is based on the stories of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, United States Army. Starting with their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942, it recounts achievements of the elite rifle company, which parachuted into France early on D-Day morning (June 6, 1944), fought in the battle of the Bulge, and captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. In part four, due to heavy casualties, a group of fresh paratrooper replacements joins Easy Company, in time for a massive drop into German-occupied Holland for Operation Market Garden. While met with no resistance in Eindhoven, Easy and a cluster of British tanks are repelled from a nearby town by a superior German force, sustaining many casualties as they retreat. The Allied plan to enter Germany through Holland to end the war before Christmas fails. Starring David Schwimmer, Donnie Wahlberg and Colin Hanks. Produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.