Melbourne Cup's next stop Bendigo

Last year's winning jockey Damien Oliver with the cup. Picture: GETTY

Last year's winning jockey Damien Oliver with the cup. Picture: GETTY

BENDIGO residents will have the chance to see one of the country's most iconic sporting trophies first-hand when the Melbourne Cup arrives in town on Monday.

The visit is part of a 15-week journey across Australia and New Zealand in the lead up to the Melbourne Cup Carnival later this year.

Bendigo Jockey Club chief executive Ian Hart said the city should be excited to be selected as one of 34 destinations to host the cup tour.

"We are delighted the cup is coming to Bendigo," he said.

"Our city has its own rich horse racing history and the visit gives our community a unique opportunity to view arguably the most famous trophy in Australian sport and discover the remarkable moments of the race that stops a nation."

The public can see the cup at the Bendigo RSL on September 1 at 6pm.

Guest ambassador and 1976 Melbourne Cup winning jockey Bob Skelton will also be in attendance. 

Melbourne Cup 1992 winning racehorse Subzero will also travel to Bendigo and will visit Quarry Hill Primary School, Bethlehem Aged Care and Carshalton House Hostel.

While the cup is in Bendigo, residents are encouraged to use the hashtag #EmiratesMelbourneCup when posting images and comments to social media.

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