What’s Pin & Win?

Pin & Win is the VRC's major annual fundraising activity, and will for the second year support JDRF in 2018. Since 1995, the VRC has given charities the platform to raise more than $5.7 million through the sale of Lexus Melbourne Cup souvenir pins, helping to change lives and support our community.

In 2017 & 2018, over $760,000 was raised to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes, through partnership with JDRF Australia. JDRF is the leading global organisation funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research with a mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

In 2018, racegoers who purchased a Lexus Melbourne Cup lapel pin during the competition period had the chance to enter a draw to win over $135,000 worth of prizes.


The 2018 prizes and prize winners are:

  • First Prize: 2018 Lexus NX300h AWD F Sport in Titanium (with Enhancement Pack 1), valued at up to $80,000 RRP (Inc GST & on-road costs). WINNER: M. Hoare, 3102

  • Second Prize: Exclusive Money Can’t Buy Race Day Experience for 10 people on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day 2019, valued at up to $43,000, incl. dining & drinks package at the Terrace Restaurant, return helicopter flights from Melbourne Helipad at Batman Park, behind the scenes tour incl. Mounting Yard & a photo with the Lexus Melbourne Cup, & 1 x framed photo of the group.
    R. Cruse, 3978

  • Third Prize: Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Hotel Deluxe Package for 4 people, valued at up to $7,060, incl. 2 x Prestige Suites at the Sofitel Melbourne for 2 nights with Sofitel Club Lounge benefits, degustation dinner at No35 restaurant, High Tea, 2 x Sofitel Melbourne Hotel of the Arts Collection Gift Sets & valet parking.
    WINNER: H. Varcoe, 5280

  • Fourth Prize: TCL Electronics package valued at $4,998, incl. 1 x 65” Android TV & 1 x 55” Android TV. 
    WINNER: F. Studd, 3141

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