VRC releases 2017 Melbourne Cup tour destinations

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) today announced that 31 destinations will join racing history when they play host to the iconic 18-carat gold Emirates Melbourne Cup in 2017. As part of the 15th annual Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour, the $200,000 trophy will travel to 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. The successful destinations, selected for their passion for racing and dedication to the community, were announced today at a special event. Racing royalty joined the celebrations, including five-time Melbourne Cup winning…