Pin & Win is the VRC's major annual fundraising activity, supporting the Starlight Children’s Foundation in 2015.

Since 1995, Pin & Win has helped local charities raise more than $4 million through the sale of the miniature Emirates Melbourne Cup souvenir pins. 

Every dollar raised through Pin & Win will help support Starlight Express Rooms, which provide programs for seriously ill children and are a medical free haven for sick kids and their families seeking a welcome break from the relentless cycle of medical treatments and procedures. 

2015 competition and prizes 

Prize winners from the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival are as follows:  

MAJOR PRIZE: A Lexus NX 200t F Sport valued at up to $73,146 (inc. on road costs) - Diane Whitton, NSW

SECOND PRIZE: 1 Million Skywards Miles from Emirates, valued at up to $50,000 - Zed Celica, VIC

THIRD PRIZE: DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns holiday package for two valued at up to $8,000 - Peina Cai, VIC

FOURTH PRIZE: 1 x TCL 65” Ultra High Definition Curved Smart 3D TV and 1 x TCL 58” Ultra High Definition Smart 3D TV with Wide Colour Enhancer. Total value $5,198 - Neville Betts, VIC


The Pin & Win Promotion is only open to “Eligible Entrants”, being individuals who are:

(i) residents of Australia (excluding those in WA)

(ii) over 18 years of age at the commencement of the Promotion Period

(iii) not employees, directors or other representatives of the Promoter (Victoria Racing Club Limited) or of any beneficiary of the Promotion

(iv) not involved in the conduct of the Promotion or provision of prizes, or in a position where they may be so involved or able to influence (directly or indirectly) the conduct of the Promotion (including, without limitation, directors or executives of sponsors or retail partners, or individuals involved in the sale or handling of Pins or entries)

(v) not a spouse, defacto spouse, parent, child or sibling (whether biological or by adoption) of, or member of the same household as, a person described in paragraph (iii) or paragraph (iv).

For more information, phone the Customer Service Centre on 1300 727 575 or email