Host the Melbourne Cup
COMMUNITY groups across the Ovens Valley have the chance to host the coveted Melbourne Cup trophy with applications for the 2016 Melbourne Cup Tour now open.
Nationals member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Valley) said the Victoria Racing Club was encouraging towns, no matter how small, to apply for the opportunity.
“The Melbourne Cup tour provides regional towns with a great chance to feel as though they are part of ‘the race that stops the nation’and host a number of events that the community can get excited about in the lead up to the Melbourne Cup Carnival,” Mr McCurdy said.
“The Ovens Valley electorate is fortunate to have a number of active and innovative racing clubs which all work hard to make country racing events a significant part of the local community.
“The opportunity would add even more excitement to our country racing and tourism cal- endars and I encourage all our racing communities to apply.”
Mr McCurdy said since 2003, the Melbourne Cup tour has provided regional communities with the chance to get their eye on the $175,000 prize.
Applications to host the cup are open until Monday, April 11.
Online applications can be submitted at: https://www. flemington. com. au/ melbourne-cup-carnival/emiratesmelbourne-cup-tour.