Melbourne Cup to be worth $8 million

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June 11, 2019 - 08:48 AM

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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.