Agresta to join tour in Nowra

The man who helped put the finishing touches on no less than five of legendary trainer Bart Cummings’ Melbourne Cup victories will tour in Nowra on Thursday with Australian racing’s most coveted piece of silverware. 

CUPS KING: Trackwork rider Joe Agresta (right) with Bart Cummings.

CUPS KING: Trackwork rider Joe Agresta (right) with Bart Cummings.

Highly-respected trackwork rider Joe Agresta will help share in the magic of the Cup when it makes a stop on the South Coast for the 15th Annual Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour.

Agresta spent 34 years riding work at Flemington for Cummings, who has won a record 12 Melbourne Cups.

COVETED: Model and ambassador Rachael Finch holds the Melbourne Cup as the tour launch in Sydney on Monday. Picture: AAP

COVETED: Model and ambassador Rachael Finch holds the Melbourne Cup as the tour launch in Sydney on Monday. Picture: AAP

He played a crucial role at Cummings’ Melbourne base in the lead-up to the Spring Carnival before resigning from the position in 2014.

The tour will begin with a private breakfast at the Shoalhaven City Surf Club before stopping by a local aged care facility and schools. 

The tour will then conclude at the Archer Hotel where it will be possible for the members of the community to get up close to the Cup.

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