Each year, the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour celebrates the heroes and stories intrinsically linked to the Victoria Racing Club’s 158-year old Lexus 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.
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The Lexus Melbourne Cup 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.
A representative from each of the 24 towns will then be invited to Flemington for the Melbourne Cup Carnival, where they will attend AAMI Victoria Derby Day and the Lexus Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw. At the barrier draw, the representatives will be present to witness which horse will compete for their town once the barrier is selected by the Cup field owners. The community will receive a cash prize of $50,000 to go towards a chosen charity for a local community initiative. For full conditions please click here.
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