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Plaque - Why Fail

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
Painted white rectangular tin plaque with rolled edges with painting of jockey's silks and cap. The jockey silks have mustard yellow sleeves and cap with green front and back.
Size
30 cm x 23 cm
Object Registration
001948
Keywords
warrnambool, grand annual steeplechase, horse why fail, jockey h perrett 1935
Historical information
This is one of a series of plaques which commemorated some of the winners of the Grand Annual Steeplechase which is held each year in Warrnambool. It is the longest race at a public course in Australia.The first Grand Annual was held in 1872 as the Warrnambool Handicap Steeplechase. This series of plaques were painted by local artist Leslie Lamey and were originally in the members enclosure at the Warrnambool Racecourse. Why Fail won the Grand Annual in 1935 with jockey H Perrett .
Significance
These items relate to a significant part of Warrnambool's sporting and social history.
Primary Significance Criteria
Inscriptions & Markings
Why Fail in black texta written on the back of plaque.
Last updated
9 Feb 2018 at 12:03PM