Nagambie is known for its waterways, fine wines, and its strong racing community, many would know that Nagambie is home to owner of multiple Melbourne Cup winners, Gerry Ryan, and of course the mighty Black Caviar.

Tuesday 10 – Wednesday 11 October

What happened in Nagambie

The People’s Cup kicked off its epic tour of Nagambie attending the official opening of the newly built Nagambie Foreshore Walk.

The iconic trophy then made the journey to the nearby town of Strathbogie, where it visited students of Strathbogie Primary School and members of the local Golf Club. Students and members of the community gathered for the once-in-a-life-time opportunity to get up close with this year’s Lexus Melbourne Cup and have their photo taken.

In the afternoon, the Cup visited Avenel Equine Hospital for a tour of the world-class facilities. Guests and staff gathered for a brief Q&A with 36-time Lexus Melbourne Cup caller Greg Miles as he shared his favourite racing memories before the $600,000 trophy attended the Mitchelton Gallery for Aboriginal Art.

The Cup concluded its day with a special Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour function hosted at the Nagambie Brewery. Guests gathered for a night to celebrate the strong local racing community as VRC Representative Joe McGrath hosted a racing panel Q&A with 2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Ciaron Maher, VRC Chairman Neil Wilson and local breeder and Swettenham Stud owner Adam Sangster.

On Wednesday, the iconic trophy stopped in to visit residents at Nagambie Health Care and Waterways Lifestyle Village before the iconic trophy made the journey to visit Yulong Stud for a photo opportunity with staff and a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities. Finally, the Cup finished its tour of the region at Seymour Race Club.

Nagambie is a part of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep, which sees 24 rural and regional Cup Tour destinations across Australia allocated a barrier for the 2023 Lexus Melbourne Cup.

Moments from Nagambie