Melbourne Cup Tour Comes To Wanganui

Press Release – Melbourne Cup

The Magic of The Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour Comes To Wanganui

Today the community of Wanganui united to welcome the iconic 18-carat gold, $196,000 ($175,000 AUD) 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy to town.

As part of the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour, Wanganui was selected by the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) to be one of the 34 official destinations on the Cup’s 16 week Trans-Tasman schedule.

Living up to its status as the ‘People’s Cup’, locals were delighted when the Cup visited Pūtiki Marae, Jane Winston Retirement Village and Hospice Wanganui.

A community fun day was also held at the Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club, followed by a trip with the Vintage Car Club and another down the Whanganui River on the Waimarie.

Each year, the Tour celebrates the heroes and stories intrinsically linked to the much-loved Emirates Melbourne Cup.

VRC Acting Chief Executive Julian Sullivan said that since 2003 the Tour has provided rural, regional and metropolitan communities across Australia and New Zealand with the opportunity to experience the magic of the iconic trophy.

“We continue to be overwhelmed with how each town embraces the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour and celebrates the remarkable history of the race that stops two nations,” Mr Sullivan said.

The Cup will return to Melbourne on Monday 27 October for a week of Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrations ahead of the 154th Emirates Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November.

2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour Destinations

Date Destination
July 19 Flemington Racecourse, VIC
July 21 York, WA
July 23 Perth, WA
July 26 Featherston, NZ
July 28 Wellington, NZ
July 29 Whakatane, NZ
July 31 Auckland, NZ
August 3-4 Darwin, NT
August 10-12 Sydney, NSW
August 18 Brisbane, QLD
August 20 Charleville, QLD
August 22 Birdsville, QLD
August 27 Murwillumbah,/Tweed, NSW
August 29 Lismore, NSW
August 30 Ballina, NSW
September 1 Bendigo, VIC
September 3 Canberra, ACT
September 4 Melbourne, VIC
September 6 Wagga Wagga, NSW
September 8 Cootamundra, NSW
September 10 Grenfell, NSW
September 12 Sorell, TAS
September 13 Hobart, TAS
September 17-18 Charters Towers, QLD
September 20 Home Hill, QLD
September 26-27 New Plymouth, NZ
September 29 Wanganui, NZ
October 1 Brisbane, QLD
October 2 Brisbane/Gold Coast, QLD
October 3 Noosa, QLD
October 8 Sydney, NSW
October 9 Adelaide, SA
October 10 Melbourne, VIC
October 18 Wodonga/Deniliquin, VIC/NSW
October 19 Deniliquin, NSW
October 22 Stawell, VIC
October 24 Lorne, VIC
October 25 Geelong, VIC
October 27-31 Melbourne, VIC
November 1-3 Melbourne, VIC
November 4 Emirates Melbourne Cup Day (at Flemington) VIC

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