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   Jul 22

Cup roadshow rides into town

John Letts and Banjo ‘‘chat’’ to Scott Seamer and Ethereal after the 2001 Melbourne Cup.
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AS the 2015 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour prepares to head to Mount Isa, Cloncurry and Boulia, the Victoria Racing Club has announced that Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Scott Seamer will join the local community in celebrating the tour in Queensland.

Seamer will be the special guest on this leg of the tour, including attending a day of community celebrations in Boulia, a mine site tour in Mount Isa and a visit to the John Flynn Place Art Gallery and Museum in Cloncurry.

Seamer etched his name in Australian racing history with a rare Caulfield-Melbourne Cup double atop Ethereal in 2001.

VRC chief executive Simon Love said he was excited to welcome Seamer to the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour, the first time as an official ambassador.

“Scott’s win on Ethereal in 2001 to secure the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup double was a remarkable moment in Australian racing history.

“We are delighted to have a Melbourne Cup-winning jockey escorting this year’s cup to Queensland, where he will share his unique story with the people of Mount Isa, Cloncurry and Boulia,” Mr Love said.

The cup will visit Mount Isa on Thursday, July 9, Cloncurry on Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12, and Boulia on Tuesday, July 14.

The $175,000, 18-carat gold Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy starts its tour this month and will travel to 33 towns and cities across Australia, New Zealand and for the first time, Malaysia, where it will join a special World War II memorial service.

The 2015 Emirates Melbourne Cup will return to Melbourne on Monday, October 26, before the running of the 155th Emirates Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November.

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