At a time when we need hope to get through the challenging times we are living in, the VRC are celebrating magic of the People’s Cup by reliving some of best moments from the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour’s past 17 years.

We will look back on past highlights, share stories from Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Ambassadors and provide insight into the tales that make the iconic trophy the People’s Cup.

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Each year, the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour celebrates the heroes and stories intrinsically linked to the Victoria Racing Club’s 159-year old Melbourne Cup race and its contribution to the nation's historical and cultural heritage. The 18-carat gold Lexus Melbourne Cup trophy visits various destinations in an effort to unite communities by engaging councils, schools, hospitals, aged-care homes and racing groups in events to raise funds for local causes.

The 2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour tenders are now CLOSED. Further announcements relating to this year’s Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour will be made in due course. 


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The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep will see 24 rural and regional Cup Tour destinations be allocated a barrier for the Lexus Melbourne Cup. Barriers will be selected at random when the Cup visits towns, under the supervision of the Cup Tour Team. That moment will be recorded and shared by the Melbourne Cup Carnival broadcast partner Network 10. The winning town will receive a cash prize of $50,000 to go towards a chosen charity for a local community initiative. To see full terms & conditions, please click here.

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