Melbourne Cup Trophy Unveiled

April 15, 2011

Melbourne Cup Trophy Unveiled

Today the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) unveiled the 2011 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy at its’ Flemington Family Fun Day.

The 2010 Melbourne Cup Trophy

Three-time Melbourne Cup winning jockey Glen Boss had the honours of revealing this year’s Melbourne Cup trophy at a prestigious ceremony held as part of ongoing Heritage Week activities at the home of the Melbourne Cup, Flemington Racecourse.

The annual Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) is the world’s richest handicap showdown with prize money set at over $6 million and this year’s 151st edition of the testing two-mile feature will run on Tuesday November 1, 2011 as the showpiece of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The 2011 Melbourne Cup Trophy is valued at $175,000 and will be kept at the Flemington Heritage Centre when not on tour.

Crafted by Hardy Brothers Jewellers in Brisbane, the ‘Loving Trophy’ has increased $25,000 in value from last year due to the rising gold price in Australia.

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