Cup to star in High­lands

Central Queensland News - - SPORT -

THE Cen­tral High­lands will host the 18-carat gold Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup to­day and to­mor­row as part of its mile­stone 15th an­nual tour of Aus­tralia and New Zealand.

While in the Cen­tral High­lands, the cup will en­gage in a num­ber of ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties to give lo­cals the op­por­tu­nity to get up close and per­sonal with the cup and hear from am­bas­sador John Mar­shall.

To fin­ish the tour, the cup will be the star of the event at the Spring­sure Cup races.

Rac­ing le­gend John Mar­shall will join the tour and share his unique Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup-win­ning story in the Cen­tral High­lands.

Emer­ald Jockey Club pres­i­dent and chair­man of the Capri­cor­nia Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion Leon Roberts said they were thrilled to be part of the Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup Tour.

“We’re ex­cited the fa­mous Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup will be vis­it­ing the Cen­tral High­lands re­gion as part of this year’s tour,” he said.

“It will give our lo­cals a once-in-a-life-time op­por­tu­nity to get up close to this piece of Aus­tralian his­tory.”

The fa­mous tro­phy will visit 31 des­ti­na­tions across Aus­tralia and New Zealand, in­clud­ing West Wya­long in re­gional New South Wales, where the gold used by ABC Bul­lion to make the tro­phy is mined, be­fore re­turn­ing to Flem­ing­ton for the race that stops a na­tion on the first Tues­day in Novem­ber.

Since its in­au­gu­ral year, the Tour has trav­elled more than 494,000 kilo­me­tres and vis­ited more than 377 re­gional, ru­ral and metropoli­tan des­ti­na­tions, pro­vid­ing com­mu­ni­ties with a once-in-a-life­time op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the pure magic of the Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup first-hand.

MEL­BOURNE CUP TOUR OF THE CEN­TRAL HIGH­LANDS

The Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup will be the star of a pa­rade along the main street of town.

The Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup will be pre­sented to chil­dren of St Joseph’s Pri­mary School, giv­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to take pho­tos with and ex­pe­ri­ence the Cup up close, as well as hear­ing from am­bas­sador John Mar­shall.

The Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup will be pre­sented to chil­dren of Cler­mont State Pri­mary School, giv­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to take pho­tos with and ex­pe­ri­ence the Cup up close, as well as hear­ing from am­bas­sador John Mar­shall.

Morn­ing tea will be pro­vided at the high school café and the stu­dents will be able to get up close with the Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup and chat to am­bas­sador John Mar­shall.

The Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup will start its tour of Emer­ald with a pa­rade down the main street of Emer­ald, end­ing at the Coun­cil fore­court with an of­fi­cial wel­come from the Mayor.

The Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup will be pre­sented to pa­tients at Emer­ald Hos­pi­tal, giv­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to take pho­tos with and ex­pe­ri­ence the Cup up close, as well as hear­ing from am­bas­sador John Mar­shall.

The Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup will be pre­sented to res­i­dents of Avalon Aged Care Fa­cil­ity, giv­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to take pho­tos with and ex­pe­ri­ence the Cup up close, as well as hear­ing from am­bas­sador John Mar­shall.

The Emi­rates Mel­bourne Cup will be on show at A Night With The Cup Emer­ald Jockey Club Of­fi­cial Din­ner at the Pioneer Park Race­course, giv­ing lo­cals the op­por­tu­nity to take pho­tos with and ex­pe­ri­ence the Cup up close, as well as hear­ing from am­bas­sador John Mar­shall.

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