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 OPEN. The eighteenth running of the Melbourne Cup Tour will see an exciting array of activities promoted across Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the globe. To review the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Submissions Guidelines and submit your tender, please click ‘APPLY NOW’ below. Be part of the journey!
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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.
A representative from each of the 24 towns will then be invited to Flemington for the Melbourne Cup Carnival to witness their horse compete. The community 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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