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.

For the first time in its 17 year history, this year’s Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour will be a combination of physical and virtual visits to communities across Australia.

The People’s Cup will visit 27 destinations as part of this year’s exclusively domestic schedule.


Would you like the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour to come to your town?

Please register an Early Expression of Interest for 2021 by clicking the link below.



2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep Winner - Kangaroo Island, SA

2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup winner Twilight Payment

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 160th Lexus Melbourne Cup.

The VRC will donate $50,000 to the Kangaroo Island community for winning the sweep, which will be 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 have faced this year.



 $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 2020 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

At a time when we need hope to get through the challenging times we are living in, the VRC are celebrating the magic of the People’s Cup by reliving some of best moments from the
Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour’s past 17 years.

We will look back on past highlights, share stories from Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Ambassadors and provide insight into the tales that make the iconic trophy the People’s Cup.

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