Greyhound racing’s 2018 TAB Melbourne Cup Lunch took place at the Aviary at Crown today, with distinguished guests including connections of the Cup finalists treated to a magnificent day of entertainment.
Kate Ceberano was the headline act, performing her 1998 smash hit ‘Pash’, while an in-depth interview with former Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann had guests hanging off his every word.
Lehmann spoke in-depth about Australian cricket’s infamous scandal in South Africa, telling Craig ‘Hutchy’ Hutchison that he felt as if he had “let down” 25 million Australians.
The entrepreneurial Hutchison, who is the CEO of CrocMedia, spoke about his passion for greyhound racing and how our fast-paced sport lends itself perfectly to today’s time-poor society.
Other highlights included trainer interviews with Tiffany Cherry and a phantom call from RSN’s James Van de Maat in which he declared My Redeemer the winner.
TAB’s Trent Langskaill discussed tomorrow night’s $1million projected Quaddie pool and announced an early bird inflated odds special for Cup bets placed with TAB between 5-7pm on Friday.
“The TAB Melbourne Cup is the world’s greatest greyhound race and it deserves a Quaddie of that magnitude,” Langskaill said.
The guest list also included sports presenter and former Greyhound Weekly journalist, Andy Maher along with former AFL stars Brent Harvey and Bernie Vince.
Leading Melbourne sports radio stations 1116 SEN and Radio Sport 927 both conducted outdoor broadcasts live from the event, which was aired live on GRV Facebook.
Photos by: Clint Anderson.