Winx owner Peter Tighe is a popular visitor to Goondiwindi.
So when Goondiwindi Travel's Graeme Scheu asked Peter to attend the annual dinner prior to the Cup, Peter was more than happy to join the Goondiwindi crew.
Scheu has become a bit of a Melbourne-Cup fixture since he began taking tours to the Cup 27 years ago.
Today more than hundred race fans from Goondiwindi and further afield join the week-long tour.
Some such as Col Homes wouldn't dream of missing it. This is 25th straight tour.
And Peter's tip for the big race?
Well he's a part owner of Finche.
He also has So You Win in Race 6 while there was a little discussion amongst the group for Sizzlefly in Race 5.
Good luck to all those who have a flutter.