'Loving Cup' to visit Casey Grange Village | You're invited! Wednesday 5 September 2018
On a crisp June Melbourne morning, local and international racing identities, representatives of towns and organisations across Australia and a group of excited school children dressed in Melbourne Cup winning colours, gathered to discover who had been chosen the host the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour.
RCA Village is excited to share that Casey Grange Village has been selected as one of the destinations for the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour, which has seen the coveted trophy travel over half a million kilometres and visit more than 400 towns and cities across Australia, New Zealand and the world, allowing local communities to experience the magic of the ‘Loving Cup’ firsthand.
The ‘Loving Cup’ will visit our Cranbourne village on Wednesday 5 September, and will be a major event for residents and guests this year. You can find your invitation here.
Established in 2003, the Victoria Racing Club’s (VRC) annual Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour is embarking on a four-month journey across Australia and overseas with the $200,000 trophy.
The trophy visits various destinations in an effort to unite communities by engaging councils, schools, hospitals, aged-care and racing groups in events to raise funds for local causes.
To see the iconic Cup before it is presented to the winning owner at the great race is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity. The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour brings communities together in celebration of the ‘People’s Cup’ and the rich 157-year history of the Melbourne Cup, relaying the stories and the heroes intrinsically linked with the iconic race.
In 2018, the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour will travel to 37 destinations across the globe. This year will be the first time in the Cup Tour’s 16 year history that the Tour will travel to Europe, visiting the United Kingdom and Ireland, and also to South Korea.
2018 marks the 100th edition of the three handled ‘Loving Cup’ having been first awarded in 1919. The trophy is known as the ‘Loving Cup’ due to its design, the three handles symbolizing the relationship between the winning jockey, trainer and owner.
“It is an incredible honour to participate in the tour and we look forward to hosting a wonderful event in the brand-new Clubhouse at Casey Grange Village,” said Andrew Philip. “What a way to draw the community together in a quintessential Australian event.”
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Article: adapted from RCA Villages' Evolve Winter 2018 magazine.
Main image: Cup Tour Ambassador Michelle Payne, Lexus Ambassador Kate Waterhouse, Flemington Ambassador Georgia Connolly and Cup Tour Ambassadors Christine and Hugh Bowman at the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour launch (KARON PHOTOGRAPHY).
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