Matildas star Cortnee Vine set to shine on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has announced Matildas star, Cortnee Vine as a Melbourne Cup Carnival Ambassador for 2023.

The Sydney FC star rose to household name status earlier this year as she sent the Matildas to their history-making semi-final appearance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup™. A pivotal member of Australia’s best-ever finish at a World Cup, it was Cortnee’s now famous penalty kick that solidified the Australian Matilda’s top-four campaign.

Swapping her football jersey for racewear, Cortnee said she is looking forward to experiencing the magic of Cup Week, including the world-class racing, fashion, food and entertainment at Flemington Racecourse.

“I’m so stoked to be a part of such an iconic sporting event and can’t wait to witness my very first Lexus Melbourne Cup in person,” Cortnee said.

“I watch the Cup every year and I can’t wait to get to Flemington to enjoy the day, to see the phenomenal racing and to experience the world-famous Birdcage Enclosure.

“I’m honoured to be a Melbourne Cup Carnival Ambassador”.

CommBank Matildas and Liberty A-League star Cortnee Vine will be a Melbourne Cup Carnival Ambassador for 2023 (Photo by Daniela Porcelli/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

Cortnee’s Flemington Racecourse debut will come the week after the Matildas’ Paris 2024™ Asian Qualifiers second-round campaign. A three games series set for Perth will have Cortnee representing the green and gold once again, in Australia’s first opportunity to qualify for next year’s Olympic Games in Paris.

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