Famous Australian Horse Racing Museums

Famous Australian Horse Racing Museums

The Australian horse racing history is truly an amazing part of the country’s beginnings as it dates as far back as the founding of the country itself in 1800’s. There were too many events and historical memorabilia earned over the centuries and thus the Australian Racing Museum was born.


The Australian Racing Museum was founded and based in Melbourne Australia and is purely dedicated as a horse racing museum. This is the largest and most popular one in the country so far. The museum is dedicated to thoroughbred horses and their jockeys and trainers. The jockeys and trainers re equally as important as the horses themselves since they are responsible in grooming and training the mare’s to become world champions. This was initially set up in 1981 at Caulfield Racecourse but was closed on the 30th of August 2003. It was then moved to Federation Square on Flinders Street. Finally, in October of 2010, the museum found its home to the National Sports Museum at the MCG.

Present Day

The museum and the Hall of Fame are solely dedicated to telling the story of thoroughbreds in Australia’s racing history.

They are also given responsibility to preserve the history of the “Sport of Kings”.There are several exhibitions displayed and are thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who are interested in Australia’s rich horse racing history.


Champion is the name of the Thoroughbred racing Gallery. This is a permanent gallery displaying thoroughbred racing at the National Sports Museum.

The gallery was opened in September 30, 2010 on the night before the opening of the Spring Racing Carnival and amidst the celebrations surrounding the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup, a world famous event. This succession of events is one of the country’s best and is being flocked by tourists and horse lovers from all over the world every year. The opening of the gallery coinciding this event gave the perfect chance to show more of the country’s treasures to everyone and thus making the event even more popular than it already is. Today, the museum still entertains millions of tourists every year.

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