2020 Spring Racing Event

2nd November 2020 | 7pm – 8pm | $50 per ticket | Live Zoom Event (The Zoom link will be emailed to ticket holders a few days before the event)

We are excited to announce we are now taking bookings for our first ever Spring Racing Live Zoom Event!

To be hosted by our legendary MC Leon Wiegard together with his equally legendary podcast partner, racing fanatic (and AFL champion) Sam Kekovich.

Leon and Sam will be interviewing numerous leading racing personalities and Melbourne Cup legends including Wayne Harris (who famously rode Jeune to victory in the 1994 Melbourne Cup) and VRC Chairman, Amanda Elliott who has once again kindly included our event in the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour.

Start organising your friends now to make up a table* at what has become one of Melbourne’s premier racing events and join us on Cup Eve to listen to the experts for all the last minute insights.
* Those guests who nominate a ‘table’ will be welcome to stay online with other members of that ‘table’ in their break-out/chat room after the interviews have concluded at 8pm.

We might not be able to gather at the MCG in our normal fashion but we won’t be letting lockdown or any of the other disruptions of 2020 stop us from celebrating our 21st annual Spring Racing Event and raising much needed funds for the Ruben Centre.
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact globally but few places have been hit harder than the slums in Nairobi. The team at the Ruben Centre have worked tirelessly to support the community they serve and the Centre has become even more crucial as it facilitates philanthropic and (limited) Government aid programs.  As always, all proceeds from our event will go to supporting their marvellous work – updates available at https://www.rubencentre.org/.
So far this year our Members, Sponsors and other donors have raised over $570,000 for Ruben directly while our collective efforts have also helped drive a further $400,000 from other major donors. This tremendous result has made a huge difference at Ruben but we can’t rest on our laurels. Given the many new demands on the Centre during the pandemic our role as its major source of funding has never been more critical.