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Melbourne Cup on show at Cobram

By Country News

The Melbourne Cup will be on display at the 121st Cobram Show at the Cobram Showgrounds this weekend.

The cup will be touring across the country, with Cobram being one of 38 towns to host the cup this year.

It will be displayed from 10 am to 4 pm on the Saturday, and guests will be able to snap a picture with the famous trophy.

Strathmerton resident Julie Madgwick is the great-granddaughter of the breeder of 1892 Melbourne Cup winner Glenlot, and proud owner of the 1892 Melbourne Cup, after purchasing the cup at an auction for $168,000.

She is looking forward to seeing the 2019 Melbourne Cup when it visits Cobram on Saturday.

Cobram Show Society president Karen Creigton said it had been a tough year for Cobram and its surrounding communities.

“In acknowledgement of this, we have worked hard to ensure our gate fees have not risen this year to ensure an affordable family outing,” Ms Creigton said.

“I would like to say thank you to all of our hardworking committee members for the time and effort they put into staging our wonderful show."

The show will have many free attractions, including Luke's reptile kingdom, Professor Wallace Puppet Theatre, Peter Hodge camel rides and Irene Harmsworth cartoon drawings.

Admission costs: Adults $12, children six to 17 years $5, pensioners $5 and family pass $25.