Every year, the Melbourne Cup tours the country before the big race in November, and the people who live at Living Care Clelland Lodge were lucky enough receive a visit and have the chance to hold the $200,000 prize!

Clelland was full of visitors, including representatives from the Shoalhaven Turf Club, the Nowra Turf Club, Victoria Racing Club and reporters from the local media.

A special morning tea was enjoyed and the Cup was taken around for residents, family, friends and staff to hold and take photos with.

Spuddie (the miniature horse pictured) also made an appearance, as he trotted in looking for a pat and a carrot.

It was a wonderful day enjoyed by everyone! Thank you to Lyn, Shoalhaven Turf Club President for inviting Clelland to be part of the Cup’s tour!

You can read more about the Melbourne Cup’s visit to Nowra here.