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Nadia Bartel is deleted from the Melbourne Cup website after white-powder video

A press release announcing Nadia Bartel as last year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival ambassador has been quietly deleted from the official Victoria Racing Club website.

The VRC had confirmed its partnership with the ‘businesswoman and fashion identity’ on October 3, 2020, with a gushing statement posted online.

But the page has since been taken down and any attempt to access it redirects users to a 404 Not Found error message.

Wiped from the history books: A press release announcing Nadia Bartel as last year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival ambassador has been quietly deleted from the official Victoria Racing Club website. Pictured: Nadia at at Flemington Racecourse on October 27, 2020

Interestingly, traces of the web page can still be found on Google Search.

It can sometimes take months for inactive web pages to fall off search engine results, so this isn’t unusual.

Nadia’s disappearing act on the VRC website coincides with fellow Melbourne WAG Jessie Murphy landing a plum gig with the Spring Racing Carnival.

Gone: The VRC had confirmed its partnership with the 'businesswoman and fashion identity' on October 3, 2020, with a gushing statement posted online. But the page has since been taken down and any attempt to access it redirects users to a 404 Not Found error message

Gone: The VRC had confirmed its partnership with the ‘businesswoman and fashion identity’ on October 3, 2020, with a gushing statement posted online. But the page has since been taken down and any attempt to access it redirects users to a 404 Not Found error message

Remnant: Traces of the web page can still be found on Google Search. It can sometimes take months for inactive web pages to fall off search engine results, so this isn't unusual

Remnant: Traces of the web page can still be found on Google Search. It can sometimes take months for inactive web pages to fall off search engine results, so this isn’t unusual

Jessie, the wife of former Carlton captain Marc Murphy, has partnered with the organisation to promote the welfare of racehorses.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, she announced she will be highlighting the ‘initiatives and programs designed to keep the horses safe during and after racing’. 

Nadia has had a spectacular fall from grace since she was busted snorting white powder at an illegal party during Melbourne‘s lockdown on September 2.

Role: Nadia's disappearing act on the VRC website coincides with fellow WAG Jessie Murphy landing a plum gig with the Spring Racing Carnival. Pictured with her husband, former Carlton captain Marc Murphy, at Flemington Racecourse on November 5, 2019

Role: Nadia’s disappearing act on the VRC website coincides with fellow WAG Jessie Murphy landing a plum gig with the Spring Racing Carnival. Pictured with her husband, former Carlton captain Marc Murphy, at Flemington Racecourse on November 5, 2019

She and three other women were each fined $5,452 after footage from the party was accidentally posted on Instagram by her friend and business partner Ellie Pearson.

But the most humiliating part of the scandal was seeing Nadia, once known for her impeccably clean-cut image, snorting the white substance off a $1.50 Kmart plate.

She wasn’t charged with drug offences, however, because Victoria Police couldn’t prove what she was snorting.

Animal welfare: Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, she announced she will be highlighting the 'initiatives and programs designed to keep the horses safe during and after racing'

Animal welfare: Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, she announced she will be highlighting the ‘initiatives and programs designed to keep the horses safe during and after racing’

As the Melbourne Cup Carnival prepares to kick off in a matter of days, speculation is growing that Nadia – who was once a regular attendee at the races – could use the event at Flemington Racecourse to mount her comeback to the social scene.

The Henne founder, who last year described the Cup as ‘the highlight of my year’, has been a fixture of the Birdcage enclosure for the past decade. 

Year after year, Nadia and fellow WAGs Bec Judd and Kylie Brown have partied in the premium marquee where only celebrities and VIPs are allowed access.

Damning footage: Nadia (left) has had a spectacular fall from grace since she was busted snorting white powder at an illegal party during Melbourne 's lockdown on September 2

Damning footage: Nadia (left) has had a spectacular fall from grace since she was busted snorting white powder at an illegal party during Melbourne ‘s lockdown on September 2

Comeback? As the Melbourne Cup Carnival prepares to kick off in a matter of days, speculation is growing that Nadia - who was once a regular attendee at the races - could use the event at Flemington Racecourse to mount her comeback to the social scene

Comeback? As the Melbourne Cup Carnival prepares to kick off in a matter of days, speculation is growing that Nadia – who was once a regular attendee at the races – could use the event at Flemington Racecourse to mount her comeback to the social scene

Socialite: The Henne founder, who last year described the Cup as 'the highlight of my year', has been a fixture of the Birdcage enclosure for the past decade

Socialite: The Henne founder, who last year described the Cup as ‘the highlight of my year’, has been a fixture of the Birdcage enclosure for the past decade 

Social elite: Year after year, Nadia and her glamorous pals (pictured with Lauren Phillips) have partied in the premium marquee where only celebrities and VIPs are allowed access

Social elite: Year after year, Nadia and her glamorous pals (pictured with Lauren Phillips) have partied in the premium marquee where only celebrities and VIPs are allowed access 

The mother of two also had a high-profile role at the races last year, with the VRC announcing her as Melbourne Cup Carnival Ambassador in 2020.

‘The Melbourne Cup Carnival is always the highlight of my year, and although it may look a little different this year, I have no doubt the excitement levels will be as high as ever,’ Nadia said in a press release at the time.

However, this announcement has since been wiped from the VRC history books.

Nadia is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel, who spent his career with the Geelong Cats. They split in 2019 after five years of marriage.

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Exes: Nadia is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel (right), who spent his career with the Geelong Cats. The couple, who share two children, split in 2019 after five years of marriage


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