Northern Midlands

2017 Emirates Melbourne Cup

The Northern Midlands Council is excited to announce the prestigious Emirates Melbourne Cup will visit Longford as part of its annual tour of Australia and New Zealand.

The iconic 18-carat gold cup is scheduled to visit Longford on Wednesday, 27 September 2017. The visit provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Longford’s rich horse racing history and local connections to the ‘race that stops a nation™’.

The Victorian Racing Club confirmed destinations to host the ‘Peoples Cup’ were selected for their passion for racing and dedication to the community.

Council is currently working with stakeholders and community groups to coordinate a program for the tour’s visit and is to include:

  • Community fun day;

  • Fundraising cocktail party; and

  • Involvement with local schools and aged care facilities.

For the latest updates on the event program, please like Council’s Facebook page @NorthernMidlandsCouncil and register your interest in the in the ‘2017 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour in Longford’.

Program details will be provided as soon as activities are confirmed. Stay tuned!

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