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Mask - Tony Santic, Makybe Diva, Emirates Melbourne Cup, 2005 Object Reg. No: HT 13263

This mask was one of number produced by the Santic family (the owners of Makybe Diva) and given away to attendees of the Melbourne Cup Parade through the CBD, on 31st October, 2005, and the Melbourne Cup Day race meeting, on the 1st November, 2005. Makybe Diva ran in the Melbourne Cup, and won her third consecutive victory.
Thin cardboard crescent shaped mask, with two eye holes cut out, and a length of black elastic attached through a small hole on either side. The front is decorated in Makybe Diva's racing colours of blue, black and white (which represent the colours of the Croatian flag, the birthplace of Tony Santic) and the Southern Cross, with printed name of the horse, as well as the name and signatures of her owner, trainer and jockey. The Emirates logo is printed at the top, and `Emirates Melbourne Cup' is printed at the bottom.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Reason, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.00 cm (Width), 23.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: horse racing, melbourne cup racing carnival, recreation, horses, sport, racing industry, masks, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Phar Lap Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Printed on front: Emirates/ Principal Partner/ MAKYBE DIVA/ TONY SANTIC/ OWNER/ LEE FREEDMAN/ TRAINER/ Emirates/ Melbourne Cup/ GLEN BOSS/ JOCKEY
Commissioned By: Mr Tony Santic, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia, 2005


Amy Posted on 08 Jul 2011 8:45 PM
Hi there,
Any chance of getting one of these masks?
I owe a signed one to my boyfriend. We were at the races in 2005 and thoroughly enjoying ourselves, myself possibly far too much, when tore it from his face.I didn't know how much he valued it at the time but do know as I haven't lived it down since... LUCKILY I'M STILL ALIVE!!! haha
Let me know please, your help would b greatly appreciated!

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