In a first-of-its-kind virtual event, Casino has been selected as one of four NSW regional towns to host this year’s Melbourne Cup tour, COVID-safe style, in a fun-filled day set to light up spring racing fever right across the Richmond Valley.

The Lexus Melbourne Cup trophy will be virtually toured in the Beef Capital on Monday 21 September.

There are plenty of events celebrating all there is to love about the cup, including :

  • Leading up to the day, the Richmond Valley community are invited to join a race call ‘battle’ – the Richmond Valley Race Caller Champion of Champions – by submitting a video of themselves delivering a fictional 60-second race call. All race calls will be played on the day of the tour via Discover Richmond Valley Facebook page, with the winner announced at 8pm.
  • For fashion lovers, the Cup tour has inspired the Richmond Valley’s very own virtual Fashions on the Field. Racegoers will be encouraged to unleash their creativity and show off their favourite race attire, via a social media post, with the best dressed female and best dressed male selected by a Casino Race Club board member.

As an incentive to enter, there are four, three-year memberships of the Casino Racing Club up for grabs, which offer plenty of perks, including free access to all races on the Casino calendar.

An action-packed day is on the cards for Monday 21 September, with a stream of live social media events broadcast to the Discover Richmond Valley Facebook page from 9am.

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