Cou­ple of cups

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

AL­LURE Pearls co-founder Bill Reed got to hold the Mel­bourne Cup for the first time when it was flown in to the Broome Cup by he­li­copter on the week­end.

Mr Reed had the 1904 Broome Cup on dis­play in his show­room over the week­end af­ter pur­chas­ing the prize and do­nat­ing it to the Broome His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety for its mu­seum.

“The owner came in to my shop about 20 years ago and said they had in­her­ited the 1904 Broome Cup… I bought it for a cou­ple of thou­sand dol­lars,” he said.

“I’ve owned horses, it’s an in­ter­est I guess.

“It’s a great hon­our to have the Mel­bourne Cup here.”

Al­lure Pearls co-founder Bill Reed with the Mel­bourne Cup.

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