The prestigious 2014 Melbourne Cup took pride of place in Sorell last month as part of the trophy’s international promotional tour of Australia and New Zealand.
The $125,000 gold cup was accompanied by Victoria Racing Club officials and the Melbourne Cup Ambassador the owner of the 1999 race winner Rogan Josh, Wendy Green. Sorell was the only Tasmania centre to participate in the tour.
Sorell Mayor Kerry Vincent said it was a great honour for the municipality to host the cup ‘that stops a nation’ and a full day of activities had enabled as many people as possible to experience the occasion.
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