The Grammy Award-winner was announced as the headline act for the Melbourne Cup earlier this month and was due to sing two songs from her latest hit album ‘Lover’. File photo: AP

Why pop superstar Taylor Swift cancelled Melbourne Cup gig in Australia

  • Racing organisers blamed ‘changes to her Asian promo schedule’ for singer’s withdrawal
  • But animal rights activists took credit after a campaign to highlight cruelty to racehorses
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The Grammy Award-winner was announced as the headline act for the Melbourne Cup earlier this month and was due to sing two songs from her latest hit album ‘Lover’. File photo: AP
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