The COVID-19 pandemic prevented the annual Melbourne Cup Parade on Swanston Street, but we weren’t about to let the tradition pass us by.

On Monday, 2 November the inaugural Lexus Legends Parade was held at our home in Greenvale. On a glorious spring day, five former Melbourne Cup winners – Brew, Almandin, Prince of Penzance, Rogan Josh and Efficient – prettied up and paraded around our magnificent rose garden in front of the Woodlands Homestead. The event was live streamed over Facebook, giving our fans in lockdown and overseas the chance to witness the wonderful event. 

Those who came to the event were treated to photo opportunities with the champions, feeding them carrots and posing with the Prince of Penzance replica Melbourne Cup trophy.

It was a fantastic celebration for everyone involved, including the horses, who loved the opportunity to dress up and meet the crowds – something they have greatly missed over the year.

Having had such success, we are now looking to make it an annual event. Stay tuned to our website and newsletter for more on that in 2021.

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COVID NOTICE: 22/11/2021

We are happy to announce that previous restrictions in regards to access to Woodlands Homestead and numbers of participants on tours have now been lifted!

All visitors over 16 years of age must be must be double vaccinated against COVID-19 with proof of vaccination or a medical certificate of exemption.

Tables in the homestead, on the homestead verandas and in the gardens are now available to enjoy Annie’s scones and other treats.

We will continue to serve takeaway from the homestead window.