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19 September, 2020

Virtual tour for Melbourne Cup

The Mareeba Turf Club will host a Melbourne Cup Virtual Tour on Friday September 25 at the Mareeba Leagues Club.

By Rhys Thomas

The Mareeba Turf Club will host a Melbourne Cup Virtual Tour on Friday September 25 at the Mareeba Leagues Club.

Because of COVID-19 the original Melbourne Cup is unable to grace the region and so a virtual tour via the big screen has been organised to celebrate the spring racing season.

The Virtual Tour will contain the running of past Melbourne cups, interviews with Jockeys, trainers and race horse owners of the great race.

Rhonda Stevens, Secretary of the Mareeba Turf Club, is encouraging locals to attend and get into the Melbourne Cup spirit.

“We’re having fashions on the field on the day just to make it a bit more festive,” she said.

When applying to have the tour come to Mareeba, The Mareeba Turf Club had to nominate a charity which would benefit from the $50,000 prize being offered by the Victoria Racing Club.

The Friends of The Mareeba Hospital Foundation were the local charity nominated and will be drawn a barrier position on Melbourne Cup race day.

If the horse from their barrier wins, the Friends of the Mareeba Hospital Foundation will be awarded $50,000.

The virtual tour will begin at 11:30 followed by lunch. To book or for further information call the Mareeba Leagues Club on 4092 2922


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