Celebrating 20 years of an incredible journey!


The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour is one of the most important initiatives of the Victoria Racing Club and this year celebrates 20 wonderful years of touring Australia and the world.

Since the tour’s inception in 2003, the three-handled Cup has travelled far and wide, with past destinations including Birdsville in central Queensland, York in the United Kingdom, Matamata in New Zealand and Katherine in the Northern Territory.

Over the past 19 years the iconic trophy has travelled over 760,000 kilometres and visited more than 560 destinations, providing communities with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close with the
$275,000 18 carat gold Lexus Melbourne Cup trophy.


$50,000 National Sweep

$50,000 National Sweep

The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep will see 24 rural and regional tour destinations across Australia be allocated a barrier for the 2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup.

The town that draws the barrier of the Lexus Melbourne Cup-winning horse will be presented with a cash prize of $50,000 to put towards a charity for a local community initiative. Barriers for the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep will be drawn in October.

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2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour

National Sweep Winner - Bendigo and Fosterville, VIC

Bendigo and Fosterville combined forces as a Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour destination and drew barrier 19 to be allocated the Chris Waller trained Verry Elleegant and subsequently win the sweep.

The $50,000 will go towards Sunshine Bendigo, a not-for-profit community organisation helping families with young children in the Bendigo and Central Victoria area who are experiencing challenging times.

Kirkland Lake Gold’s General Manager of Fosterville Gold Mine, Lance Faulkner said the communities were over the moon with the result.

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Reflecting on the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour

Over the years Lexus have taken the coveted trophy far and wide as part of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour. Let's take a look back at some of our favourite moments.

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