Melbourne Cup winner Brew has been in town for the past two days, visiting Echuca Racecourse, nursing homes, Moama RSL for a drink and schools.TRENT HORNEMAN March 5, 2014 4:50am
Echuca-Moama received a visit from sporting royalty this week.
Melbourne Cup winner Brew has been in town for the past two days, visiting Echuca Racecourse, nursing homes, Moama RSL for a drink and schools.
Brew, who normally lives with other champion gallopers at Living Legends in Melbourne, is often used to promote racing throughout the state.
The green grass of Echuca racecourse was tempting for the 2000 cup winner, who seemed more interested in a pick on the home straight than meeting dignitaries.
Echuca Racing Club chief executive Alex Doble said Brew looked at home on the Echuca track.
‘‘It was a thrill to have someone of Brew’s calibre at Echuca Racecourse. It was a timely visit ahead of this weekend’s Echuca Cup carnival,’’ he said.
Mr Doble said Brew was not the only past champion to grace the turf at Echuca this week.
‘‘We will have two-time Cox Plate winner Fields of Omagh leading the cup field onto the track,’’ he said.
After a brief stop at the racecourse, Brew then ventured to Echuca’s Glanville Village where he met fans who were keen for a photograph or simply a pat.
Brew’s appearance was enough to bring racing fan Cecil Powell to tears as he gave him a pat.
After a hard day’s work, Brew cooled off with a brew at Moama RSL, while chatting with fans keen for a glimpse.
The New Zealand-born bay thoroughbred gelding even wandered into the bar to take a look at the TAB.
No doubt the bar tender would have asked ‘‘Why the long face?’’.
Yesterday, Brew also paid visits to primary school students in Echuca, Leitchville and Gunbower.
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