Making the Melbourne Cup

Victoria Racing Club


Not many Australians know what remarkable skills, time and resources go into creating a new Melbourne Cup trophy each year. The Victoria Racing Club and ABC Bullion wanted to change that. 

This short documentary follows the cup from its origins in a rural gold mine to Sydney where the gold is purified, right through to the workshop where Keith "Sparrow" King bends the trophy into its final shape by hand. 

Filmed in multiple locations across Australia with complex elements including drones, explosions and beauty shots, this was an epic production with epic results. Here's our 2017 update too.

“You guys did a phenomenal job of telling this story. We can’t wait to share it with Australia.”
— Joe McGrath, Racing Engagements Manager