Champions | Thoroughbred Racing Gallery

Champions | Thoroughbred Racing Gallery

National Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) have launched a new gallery to celebrate the rich history of Australian thoroughbred racing.

Champions marks the completion of the third phase of the National Sports Museum and features some of the most beautiful and important horseracing treasures imaginable, as well some “gems” that have never been displayed before.

It features a suite of multimedia experiences, including some of the oldest racing footage from around the country and the opportunity for visitors to design their own racing colours.

Ten key objects:
1. The racing colours (or “silks”) worn by Phar Laps’ jockeys in 1929/30 during his period of race track domination.
2. The skeleton of Carbine, winner of the 1890 Melbourne Cup and later an influential sire, on load from Museum Victoria.
3. The bridle and a racing plate worn by Phar Lap when he won Mexico’s Agua Caliente Handicap, 1932 – his last ever race.
4. The 12 (to date!) Melbourne Cup trainer’s trophies won by Bart Cummings.
5. The heart of Tulloch - a champion thoroughbred of the late 1950s, which tips the
scales at 6.1kg (the average racehorse heart weighs only 4.5kg).
6. A pair of spurs worn in 1861 at the very first running of the Melbourne Cup.
7. The Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane Cups won by Reckless in 1977.
8. Various examples of trackside fashions from the 1890s to the present day.
9. A selection of wonderful nineteenth century artworks.
10. Objects related to the greatest Australian horses, jockeys, trainers, race callers.

Five quirky objects:
1. An umbrella that use to be opened and closed quickly by Carbine’s trainer, Walter Hickenbotham, to move him on when he lingered in front of crowds, lapping up the applause.
2. A 1950s picnic set, as seen at racecourses around the country during the middle of last century.
3. A set of jockey scales.
4. An original 1960s racetrack Totalisator board.
5. A set of late nineteenth century betting tickets.

The Australian Racing Museum is a not-for-profit organisation and is vital in preserving the heritage and creating an awareness of the racing industry in Australia.

Champions


OPEN 10am to 5pm every day
(except Good Friday, Christmas day, and major MCG event days).


When: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday



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 National Sports Museum
 Brunton Avenue,  Jolimont Victoria  | Map
 Telephone: (03) 9657 8879

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