Ten-time Grammy winner and record-breaking pop star, Taylor Swift has been confirmed for this year’s Melbourne Cup Day. 

The major coup comes as the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) aims to celebrate the much anticipated event in spectacular fashion. The event marks Swift’s only public appearance in Australia in 2019.

VRC Chief Executive Officer Neil Wilson, emphasised the impact the signing can have in growing the reach of racing in Australia: “Lexus Melbourne Cup Day is the most celebrated day on Australia’s major event calendar and with a reach of 1 billion people globally, it’s only fitting the VRC welcomes the world’s most celebrated star for the event.

“To think you can come to Flemington and watch not only the race that stops a nation but see one of the world’s biggest, if not the biggest, entertainer perform for the cost of a general admission ticket is phenomenal. We look forward to welcoming Taylor Swift to our wonderful event in just under 54 days.”

Anticipating its biggest global audience to date, the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival begins with AAMI Victoria Derby Day on Saturday 2 November, followed by Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 5 November, Kennedy Oaks Day on Thursday 7 November and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day on Saturday 9 November.

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