2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day Wrap Up

The unfortunate weather conditions on the morning of Lexus Melbourne Cup Day did not dampen the spirits of the wonderfully dressed racegoers, ready for ‘The Race that Stops a Nation’.

With the sun coming out just in time for the prestigious race where we saw another European raider Cross Counter take out the win with a great run. Ridden by Sydney-based jockey Kerrin McEvoy, making this his 3rd Melbourne Cup Victory, defeating Marmelo in second place and A Prince Of Arran in third.

This year, the VRC introduced Lexus as the Melbourne Cup Principle Partner. The 5 year sponsorship gives Lexus naming rights to the Melbourne Cup Race, Day, Tour and Parade, along with the headline marquee in the Birdcage Enclosure.

Our Styles on the Straight stage was blessed with bright and bold colours and patterns in both the Womenswear and the Menswear categories.

Amy Harkness took out first place in the womenswear category wearing a lace dress with red underlay from Talulah and headpiece from Belinda Green. Taking out second wearing an elegant Bariano dress and Millinery from Myer was Tahlor Robson, while Ally Papageorge coming third wore a bright yellow fitted midi from Rebecca Vallance and headpiece from Heather McDowell.

In the menswear category, first place went to Neil Spearritt wearing a floral suit jacket. Leish Robson came second in a blue tartan suit and Tim Williams wearing a green patterned suit jacket with green pants took out third place.

The crown chose Clarinda Edwards as our People’s Choice Winner by giving her the biggest cheer for her beautiful butterfly dress.


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