The real Melbourne Cup, a 1.69kg 18 carat yellow gold trophy valued at $750,000

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The real Melbourne Cup, a 1.69 kg, 18-carat yellow gold trophy valued at $750,000

The Australian stops on the 2024 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour, which begins this Friday, June 28 in Cowes, Victoria, have been revealed by sister company ABC Bullion and Melbourne Cup manufacturer W.J. Sanders. After the Cup’s international tour to the US and Japan, the Australian leg officially begins.

“At W.J. Sanders and ABC Bullion, we feel incredibly privileged to have contributed to creating this incredible history,” stated Darren May, general manager of W.J. Sanders.

“In a world of mass production and lean manufacturing, our team of talented craftsmen and women have been entrusted to create this iconic symbol of international sport. The Lexus Melbourne Cup embodies the true essence of being proudly Australian made.”

Thirteen of the 39 locations on the Melbourne Cup tour in 2024 are in Australia, giving locals a close-up view of the renowned trophy.

Since 2016, W.J. Sanders has forged the Cup by hand. The W.J. Sanders workshop in Marrickville, Sydney, needs over 250 hours a year to produce the Cup.

Along the way, you will stop at Barellan, New South Wales; Tennant Creek, Northern Territory; Nathalia, regional Victoria; and Esperance, Western Australia. A quick glance at other Victorian locations includes Trentham, Alpine Shire, Mt. Wycheproof, Mt. Wycheproof, Lancefield, Nathalia, and Rochester.

It encompasses Sydney, Boorowa, Cootamundra, Harden-Murrumburrah, Barellan, and Taree in New South Wales.
Destinations in South Australia: Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Murray Bridge, Clare.

Brisbane, Cassowary Coast, Gregory, and Emerald are in Queensland, and Perth, Wyalkatchem, and Esperance are in Western Australia. While Darwin, Tennant Creek, and Katherine are included in the Northern Territory, Hobart and Rowella are located in Tasmania.

It has already affected a number of foreign cities, including Tokyo, New York, Auckland, Cambridge, London, Chichester, Dublin, and Galway.

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