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Hold Your Horses Adelaide - It's The Race That Stops The Nation


Hold Your Horses Adelaide - It's The Race That Stops The Nation

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Spring is finally upon us Adelaide, and we all know what that means; no, not just hayfever, but warmer, sunshiny days where you can dust off your dresses and finally give those pins a dose of much-needed Vitamin D. And what better place to do so than at our very own Morphettville Racecourse?

2018 marks the 16th Anniversary of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour, which, after its short stints on international waters, is back on home turf.


The iconic $200,000 trophy, affectionately known as the People’s Cup, has been on the move since July, visiting the likes of London, Somerset, County Kildare, and Auckland. Passing through local rural towns and its international counterparts, the LMCT has brought along with it festivities-a-plenty, including street parades, charity dinners, community events and cocktail parties.

But now it’s our turn to celebrate racing season. The LMCT will finally be hitting town, kicking things off at Morphettville on Monday October 8 with Cup Tour Ambassadors Hugh Bowman and Michelle Payne. It’s a whirlwind tour for the People’s Cup, which culminates in Melbourne Cup Day on November 6.


Check out the remainder of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Schedule below:

October 4 Melbourne, VIC
October 5 Canberra, ACT
October 8 – 9 Adelaide, SA
October 10 Mount Barker, SA
October 12 Melbourne, VIC
October 13 Camperdown, VIC
October 15 Portland, VIC
October 18 Wangaratta, VIC
October 20 Wodonga, VIC
October 23 Skipton, VIC
October 24 Stawell, VIC
October 25 Goornong, VIC
October 26 – 31 Melbourne, VIC
November 1 – 2 AAMI Victoria Derby Day
November 4 – 5 Melbourne, VIC
November 6 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, VIC

All images via Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour