Bauer Media & Victoria Racing Club forge Melbourne Cup Carnival Partnership

Bauer Media and the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) have joined forces, signing a two year magazine media partnership for the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Over the next two years, as the VRC’s official magazine partner, Bauer will bring all the highlights of the Melbourne Cup Carnival experience to fashion and luxury audiences across its portfolio of premium and trusted brands including ELLE Australia, Gourmet Traveller, COSMOPOLITAN  and The Australian Women’s Weekly.  Partnership integration will include editorial, marketing, advertising and two event activations to drive enriched awareness and engagement with Australia’s biggest racing carnival.

Situated inside the famous Birdcage Enclosure at Flemington on AAMI Victoria Derby, Emirates Melbourne Cup and Kennedy Oaks days, a purpose-built ELLE  Pod will deliver live updates and commentary from ELLE’s on the ground editorial team on the best fashion, beauty and celebrity news across the three days.

Content will feature across ELLE’s social platforms and aggregated within a Spring Racing destination on

A COSMOPOLITAN  Glam Pit will offer all Melbourne Cup Carnival ticket holders free beauty touch-ups, live Cosmo experiences and social media photo opportunities.

Content will be amplified in magazine and on COSMO’s social channels.

VRC Interim Chief Executive Neil Wilson said: “The Australian Women’s Weekly ran their inaugural Melbourne Cup cover in November 1933 and Bauer titles have continued to showcase the excitement and glamour of the Melbourne Cup Carnival throughout the decades.

“We’re delighted to officially partner with Bauer for the next two years, a partnership that will allow us to reach old and new audiences in innovative ways, including exclusive content from the ELLE pod.”

Fiorella Di Santo, Bauer Media’s Director of Sales said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with the Victoria Racing Club to grow event participation and engagement by sharing the excitement, fashion and celebrity of Australia’s biggest racing carnival with our audiences.”

Bauer Media & Victoria Racing Club forge Melbourne Cup Carnival Partnership