NOW the dust has settled, it’s time to reflect on the Victoria Cup Carnival.
What a remarkable success it was given all the challenges of COVID and what’s even more exciting is the potential for it to go another level next year.
It still feels a bit weird to say the carnival was at Bendigo, not our home at Melton, but all the whispers and intel suggest it certainly didn’t hurt betting turnover. The dogs are barking some monstrous figures.
And I’m sure it also felt weird for the successful trainers and drivers who didn’t have that important, deserved extra layer of excitement of fans, owners, family and friends cheering trackside. That’s something we all miss, a lot.
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