Gai Waterhouse hits out at Victoria for not permitting crowds at Flemington

“Forty-thousand individuals stroll out, rubbing shoulder-to-shoulder, come on! You get on a bus, you get on something – individuals can preserve their house,” she mentioned.

“They’ll put on masks in the event that they need to, wash their palms, that is the very best factor: wash your palms after you go to the bathroom, you will not have COVID.”

Chief govt Neil Wilson mentioned the VRC was upset however hoped individuals have been having fun with the day from wherever they have been watching.

“After all we’re upset not to have the ability to welcome our treasured members, homeowners, and racing followers to the Lexus Melbourne Cup as we speak, particularly when Flemington is wanting so spectacular,” he mentioned.

“Nevertheless, we hope that wherever individuals are watching they’re having an exquisite time having fun with the printed on Community 10.”


Victorian Racing Minister Martin Pakula was compelled to backtrack final month within the wake of neighborhood backlash, having initially introduced that about 500 individuals can be allowed at Moonee Valley for each the Manikato Stakes and the Cox Plate.

The VRC conceded simply days later that it might be not possible to host crowds on the Cup.

Pakula has been contacted for remark.