Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour
Each year, the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour celebrates the heroes and stories intrinsically linked to the Victoria Racing Club’s 160-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.
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View the 2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour destinations below.
|3 - 4 July||Port Augusta, SA|
|6 July||Adelaide, SA|
|10 July||Melbourne, VIC|
|13 July||Coleraine, VIC|
|15 July||Kaniva, VIC|
|17 July||Melbourne, VIC|
|20 July||Apollo Bay, VIC|
|22 July||Melbourne, VIC|
|24 July||Nagambie, VIC|
|27 July||Taree, NSW|
|29 July||Muswellbrook, NSW|
|1 - 2 August||Darwin, NT|
|4 August||Kalgoorlie, WA|
|6 - 7 August||Gold Coast, QLD|
|13 - 14 August||Broome, WA|
|18 August||Jennacubbine, WA|
|19 August||Perth, WA|
|21 August||Newman (The Pilbara), WA|
|28 - 29 August||Sapphire Coast, NSW|
|30 - 31 August||Sydney, NSW|
|1 - 2 September||Sydney, NSW|
|5 September||Melbourne, VIC|
|7 - 8 September||Melbourne, VIC|
|9 - 11 September||Cairns, QLD|
|14 - 15 September||Richmond, QLD|
|17 September||Melbourne, VIC|
|20 September||Bendigo/Fosterville, VIC|
|27 September||Warra, QLD|
|29 September||Warwick, QLD|
|30 September||Brisbane, QLD|
|1 October||Brisbane, QLD|
|2 October||Melbourne, VIC|
|3 - 4 October||Noosa, QLD|
|5 October||Kandanga, QLD|
|6 October||Gayndah, QLD|
|8 - 10 October||Melbourne, VIC|
|12 October||Merbein (Mildura), VIC|
|14 October||Kerang, VIC|
|16 October||Melbourne, VIC|
|18 October||Longford, TAS|
|20 - 22 October||Melbourne, VIC|
|25 - 31 October||Melbourne, VIC|
|1 November||Melbourne, VIC|
|2 November||Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, VIC|
2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep Winner - Kangaroo Island, SA
The bushfire-ravaged community of Kangaroo Island in South Australia is $100,000 richer after winning the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep when Twilight Payment led from start to finish to win the 2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup.
The VRC donated $50,000 to the Kangaroo Island community as part of the national sweep initiative, which was put towards their nominated charity, the Royal Flying Doctors.
Inspired by this initiative, the ownership group behind Twilight Payment also matched the prize to make the total contribution of $100,000 in recognition of the hardship that the people of Kangaroo Island faced in 2020.
$50,000 Community Sweep
The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep will see 24 rural and regional tour destinations across Australia be allocated a barrier for the 2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup.
The town that draws the barrier of the Lexus Melbourne Cup-winning horse will be presented with a cash prize of $50,000 to put towards a charity for a local community initiative. Barriers for the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep will be drawn in October.
To see full terms & conditions, please click here.
Reflecting on the
Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour
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Over the years Lexus have taken the coveted trophy far and wide as part of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour. Let's take a look back at some of our favourite moments.