The 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour will see the $175,000 trophy travel to 34 towns and cities across Australia and New Zealand, before returning to Flemington for the ‘race that stops a nation’™ on the first Tuesday in November.

Roxby Downs is proud be chosen to host the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour in 2016 ahead of  The Roxby Downs Cup in August.

The combined commitment of the Roxby Downs Racing Club & the Roxby Downs Business Forum who through our event steering committee have provided a comprehensive schedule of activities for our communities to enjoy while the cup visits our towns.

The committees agree having the ‘The People’s Cup’ visit us is a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase our region in a unique way and bring our community spirit alive!

VRC Chief Executive, Mr Simon Love, said this year the Tour will celebrate a heightened enthusiasm for racing amongst community groups far and wide following Michelle Payne’s triumphant Emirates Melbourne Cup victory in 2015.

“Since the Tour began in 2003, we have delighted in bringing communities together in the shared history and magic of the Emirates Melbourne Cup and Michelle’s victory last year certainly adds another dimension to those narratives,” Mr Love said.

For more news and updates on how you can experience the fun, culture and tradition of the Emirates Melbourne Cup while on tour in Roxby Downs go to:

Community members are encouraged to upload photos with the Cup to Instagram, using the hashtags #PeoplesCup and #EmiratesMelbourneCup, for the chance to win a trip for two to Flemington for the running of the 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup.

Roxby Downs, Andamooka & Woomera hashtags are: #roxbydowns #andamooka #woomera #exploreouroutback #australiasoasisinthedesert #southaustralia #seeaustralia








Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour 2016 – Andamooka

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Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour 2016 – Woomera

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Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour 2016 – Roxby Downs

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