Our Museum will host a fundraising event with the display of TWO Melbourne Cups (1919 and 2019) on Saturday 7th September 2019 from 12noon to 3pm, at The Old Kirk.
This opportunity for the Society has been suggested and supported by Mr Sidney Baillieu Myer of Yulgilbar Castle. It is organised by the Victorian Racing Club (VCR) as part of their Melbourne Cup Tour and the VRC Chairman Amanda Elliott will be part of the delegation to visit Yamba.
It will be a ticketed event costing $50 per person, with tickets available at the Museum front desk, and online from website.
In 1919 a horse called Artilleryman won the Melbourne Cup. He was owned by Sam Hordern, the grandfather of the current Mrs Sarah Myer of Yulgilbar who is the family custodian of the Cup.
As part of the celebrations for the centenary of the win, the 1919 Three Handled Loving Melbourne Cup has been made available.
It’s a special Cup because it was the first time it was fashioned by James Steeth with three handles to symbolise the relationship between the winning jockey, trainer and owner.
If you are unable to attend on the day, you need not miss out as the same event is also being offered at Grafton Regional Gallery by the Grafton Foundation on the following day – Sunday 8th September 2019 from 12noon to 3pm.
The admission price includes:
· quality hot finger food from Yamba’s Karrikin restaurant, with a glass of bubbly
· holding and being photographed with the Cup
· viewing a film of the making of the Cup
· listening to a live interview with a winning jockey or trainer
· learning about the tragic story of the 1919 winner who died
tragically months later.
All guests will also be able to visit the Museum’s display rooms for free as the usual $5 fee will be waived.