Lady Kitty Spencer has today been announced as Lexus and the Victoria Racing Club’s (VRC) special guest on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, joining thousands of racegoers for ‘the race that stops a nation’™ on the first Tuesday in November.
Having attended the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2015, Lady Kitty Spencer said she was most looking forward to seeing this year’s marquee designs in the world renowned Birdcage Enclosure.
"Of course, the races in England are incredibly glamorous, and then I came to the Melbourne Cup Carnival and it was equally fabulous…When I first attended, I was blown away by the style, individuality and the effort that the racegoers go to at Flemington. I remember how impressive the Birdcage Enclosure is, in particular, so I’m very much looking forward to being back there,” Lexus and VRC special guest Lady Kitty Spencer said.
“My favourite element of Cup Day is the fashion. I love how bold everyone is with their outfits and headpieces at the Carnival. Lexus Melbourne Cup Day is all about colour, so I hope to be wearing something that reflects that theme,” concluded Lady Kitty Spencer.
On her whirlwind tour of Melbourne, Lady Kitty Spencer will attend LANDMARK by Lexus, the VRC’s 1 Oliver St marquee and watch the iconic race from the VRC’s famed Committee Room balcony with VRC Chairman Amanda Elliott and Lexus CEO Scott Thompson.
"We are delighted to welcome Lady Kitty Spencer of England’s renowned Spencer family as special guest on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day,” Mr Thompson said.
“With her passion for horses, elegance and pure sophistication, we’re thrilled Lady Kitty Spencer will be joining us in LANDMARK by Lexus. We look forward to creating an exceptional experience complete with unforgettable memories from attending this iconic Australian tradition.”
VRC Chief Executive Officer Neil Wilson said the Club was delighted to welcome Lady Kitty Spencer back to Flemington.
“We are proud to announce Lady Kitty Spencer as a special guest for Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, the jewel in the crown of the Melbourne Cup Carnival,” Mr Wilson said.
“Lady Kitty Spencer has impeccable fashion credentials and having been to our much-loved event before, has an appreciation of the social and cultural tradition tied to the nearly 160-year-old event.”
Global luxury lifestyle brand Lexus is the Melbourne Cup Principal Partner, which includes the naming rights to the Melbourne Cup Race, Melbourne Cup Day, the Melbourne Cup Tour, the Melbourne Cup Parade, and the Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw.
This alignment builds on Lexus’ very successful 17-year partnership with the VRC, which has seen the brand create exhilarating entertainment, culinary and design experiences since 2003.
Transporting guests into the world of Lexus over the course of the Carnival, a team of world-class masters of their craft collaborated to present LANDMARK by Lexus. The brave and immersive three-level structure celebrates the brand’s Japanese value of Omotenashi, embracing the elements of warmth and unprecedented hospitality that culminate in the celebration of the Lexus Melbourne Cup – ‘the race that stops a nation’™.
The focal point within LANDMARK by Lexus will be the Australian-first prototype reveal of the new Lexus LC Convertible – a daring and highly sought-after sports coupe as well as the new Lexus RX which effortlessly blends power and sophistication.
The A$8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup is a truly spectacular event and the focal point of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. While most of Australia stops to watch or listen to the race, there’s nothing like being there among the 100,000-plus crowd to experience this unique event.
For more information or to purchase tickets to Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 5 November click here.