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Meet the Melbourne Cup at Glenelg

Thursday 12 September 2019

The Lexus Melbourne Cup is coming to Glenelg – in real life and on the big screen.

The City of Holdfast Bay is proud to present Meet the Melbourne Cup at the movie screening of Ride Like a Girl, starring Adelaide’s own Teresa Palmer.

Tickets to the special event on Thursday 26 September includes the opportunity to have a photo with the Lexus Melbourne Cup, which is worth a cool $200,000.

Guests can also walk the red carpet and enjoy a glass of bubbles on arrival before the debut screening of Ride Like a Girl – the inspirational true story of Michelle Payne, who in 2015, became the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup race.

There’ll also be a Q&A session with the Lexus Melbourne Cup touring party and City of Holdfast Bay Councillor Clare Lindop, who was the very first Australian female jockey to ride in the race that stops a nation.

“I’m really proud that the City of Holdfast Bay is taking this opportunity to celebrate the Lexus Melbourne Cup, and the rich Australian history it represents,” Councillor Lindop said.

“Holdfast Bay is home to a number of prominent racing identities and to host the iconic cup here in Glenelg for the whole community to share and enjoy is a privilege.”

Morphettville-based pony Chocolate will also be on the red carpet to greet guests arriving at the GU Film House.

The Lexus Melbourne Cup will also be on display in Moseley Square at the Love Heart sculpture from 12.30pm-2.30pm, before visiting other sites within the City of Holdfast Bay area.

This is Glenelg’s first time on the cup tour itinerary in 17 years. The coveted trophy has previously travelled more than 600,000 kilometres and visited 450 towns and cities. The 2019 international tour - which kicked off in Hobart in July - takes in 39 destinations across six countries.

This year also marks the 100th edition of the three-handled ‘Loving Cup’, which was first awarded in 1919. The unique design symbolises the relationship between the winning jockey, trainer and horse owner.

Tickets to the GU Film House special event and movie screening are limited. All proceeds go to Tutti Arts.

Meet the Melbourne Cup – Ride Like a Girl movie screening

Thursday 26 September, 9.15am

GU Film House, Cowper Street, Glenelg

Tickets: $15

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