As we begin the countdown to Cup Week, join us for an enlightening evening of racing conversation.

Our guests for the evening will be champion jockeys Damien Oliver and John Letts AM and Wendy Green, owner of the recently departed legend of the track, Rogan Josh. 

Each speaker has been touched by the wonder of the Melbourne Cup, and will bring their passion and stories to the stage for a night not to be missed.

Wendy Green, one of the most enthusiastic winners of the great race, will recount how her journey home with the trophy became an inspiration for the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour, which is celebrating its 20th year in 2022.

Members and guests will also hear insights from HQ, including business updates from Chairman, Neil Wilson, and CEO, Steve Rosich, and will be invited to engage with the team in a live Q&A.

Enjoy these tales from the turf along with two complimentary welcome drinks and a delicious grazing menu, served throughout the evening. Additional drinks can be purchased from the bar.

We look forward to sharing this special event with you in The Atrium.



Damien Oliver, John Letts AM and Wendy Green


DATE: Wednesday 20 July 2022

TIME: 6:30pm arrival for a 7:00pm start. 9:00pm finish.

LOCATION: The Atrium, The Grandstand

TICKETS: This is a FREE event, however, bookings are essential

DRESS CODE: Smart casual


  • Complimentary grazing menu
  • Two complimentary glasses of beer, wine, sparkling or soft drink on arrival, plus cash bar
  • Panel discussions with key racing personalities
  • One guest per member
  • Fabulous prize draw

Guest speakers

Damien Oliver

Damien Oliver

A name that even non-racegoers instantly recognise, Damien Oliver’s lengthy career is like no other. In total, he has secured an astounding 127 Group 1 victories, including three Melbourne Cup wins in 1995, 2002 and 2013. He has been awarded the Scobie Breasley Medal 11 times and was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2008. ​

John Letts AM

John Letts AM

Even after retirement in 1988, after a distinguished career spanning almost 30 years as a jockey, Lettsy has remained active in the racing world. He has won the Melbourne Cup twice, on Piping Lane in 1972, and Beldale Ball in 1980, and has been a long-time Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Ambassador. In 2010 he was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

Wendy Green

Wendy Green

Legendary trainer, Bart Cummings, named her ‘Wendy in Wonderland’ for her eternal optimism after she asked him to train her little-known Bunbury Cup-winning horse she believed could win the Melbourne Cup. That horse was 1999 Melbourne Cup winner, Rogan Josh. Wendy’s celebratory trek back to Darwin by car to return to her teaching job, stopping at places like Humpty Doo and Tenant Creek in the Northern Territory on the way, helped inspire the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour.

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