Historical information

This badge is for a female and has been issued to a Warrnambool Racing Club member in 1956. Horse racing meetings have been held in Warrnambool since the early days of settlement and the Warrnambool Racing Club was formed in 1854. Meetings have been held at the site of the present racecourse since the late 1850s. The chief event on the Warrnambool racing calendar is the annual three-day May Racing Carnival, with the main event being the well-known Warrnambool Grand Annual Steeplechase.


This badge is retained as an example of lady’s badge issued to members of the Warrnambool Racing Club in the mid 20th century.

Physical description

This is a silvered-coloured six-sided metal badge with embossed initials and printing and a metal clip at the back.

Inscriptions & markings

Season 1956-57 B545
Stokes Melb.