Bendigo residents got the chance to get up close and personal with the Melbourne Cup yesterday.
The 18 carat gold trophy was at Myer Bendigo yesterday, with some lucky locals getting the chance to hold the historic cup for themselves.
The 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup was in Bendigo as it starts to wrap up its world tour that's seen it visit England, China and New Zealand throughout the year.
The iconic trophy was also in central Victoria last month, when the tour brought it to St Arnaud on September 4.
The 158th annual Melbourne Cup race is a little over two weeks away, on November 5.
Image via Victoria Racing Club - Twitter.