- Publish Date
- Friday, 24 July 2015, 3:26PM
The trophy will be on display for the public at Colonel Roberts Reserve on Roberts Street.
You can get your photo with the 18 carat gold cup between 9am and 11am. This will be a unique opportunity for the Taupo community to get up close and personal with the prestigious trophy. People will be able to have their photo taken with the trophy and go in the draw to win a trip for two to the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.
It will then head to the Hilton Lake Taupo for a ticketed event. Tickets are available from Anna S and the Lake Taupo Hospice store, and all proceeds from this will be donated to the hospice.
The arrival of the Emirates Melbourne Cup coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Taupo Racing Club this year.
Taupo is one of four Kiwi destinations on the Emirates Melbourne Cup tour of New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia.