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Badge - Warrnambool Racing Club

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

Description
This is a round metal badge with gold lettering on a black background and a black, green and gold image of a horse and rider clearing a hurdle. The badge has a metal ring at the top and a green cord with a gold metal fastener is attached.
Size
Diameter: 3 cm.
Object Registration
002623
Keywords
warrnambool racing club, history of warrnambool, badge
Historical information
This is a badge issued to members of the Warrnambool Racing Club for the 1956-7 season. Race meetings have been held in Warrnambool since the early days of European settlement, from 1848 on, with the Warrnambool Racing Club formed in 1854. The present day race track was first used in the late 1850s. The most important meeting of the Warrnambool Racing Club is the May Racing Carnival held over three days with the main feature being the well-known Warrnambool Grand Annual Steeplechase.
When Made
1956
Made By
Stokes (Maker)
Significance
This is a local badge and is retained as an example of a member’s badge of the Warrnambool Racing Club in the mid 1950s.
Inscriptions & Markings
Warrnambool Racing Club
Not Transferable Season 1956-1957
139
Stokes
Last updated
17 Jan 2020 at 12:00PM