Back to News

Melbourne Cup visits St Francis Grafton

Hero image

The residents of St Francis Aged Care in Grafton were full of excitement when an Australian icon paid a visit.

It wasn’t Dawn Fraser, Olivia Newton-John or Barnsey but… the Melbourne Cup! 

Each year, the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour travels around Australia celebrating the heroes and stories intrinsically linked to the Victoria Racing Club’s 158-year old Melbourne Cup race. St Francis was selected as a venue, giving residents and employees the exciting opportunity to look at, touch, hold and be photographed with the actual 18-carat gold Melbourne Cup.

Joe McGrath, Keeper of the Cup, plus representatives from the Victoria Racing Club entertained residents with stories of where they have been on the tour, how the Cup is made and the story behind the Melbourne Cup horse race.

Check out all the fun of the visit - Melbourne Cup Visits St Francis.

Now for the real race on the first Tuesday of November.