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Melbourne Cup worth a record $8 million

AAP News in News 11 Jun 2019
  • Melbourne Cup will be worth a record $8 million
  • Winner to receive $4.4 million
  • 2018 prize money was $7 million
Cross Counter wins 2018 Melbourne Cup (PA Images)

Prize money for the Melbourne Cup will rise to $8 million with connections of the winner to collect $4.4 million.

Victoria Racing Club chairman Amanda Elliott will officially announce the increase on Tuesday and also the 39 destinations for this year's Melbourne Cup tour.

English-trained horses filled the first three placings in Australia's most famous race in 2018 with Cross Counter beating Marmelo and A Prince Of Arran.


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