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Racing Programme - VRC, Melbourne Cup & Oaks Day, Flemington, 1930 Document Reg. No: SH 921953

Alternative Name(s): Race Book

Small horse racing programme, covering the 1930 Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day, held at Flemington Racecourse, on November 4th and 6th, 1930.

This book was owned and used by donor's father.
Small rectangular programme for V.R.C. races on Cup Day and Oaks Day, 1930, consisting of 36 double-sided pages bound inside thin card cover, and secured with two metal staples. Printed inside is information on betting rules, betting odds, previous winners, travel and refreshment arrangements. Cup Day races are described in detail, names of horses, owners, colours, weight carried, barrier number, colour and sex of horse, pedigree, age.

Pencilled annotations have been made to Cup Day races, deleting scratched horses and writing down the numbers of the winning horses. Printing inside is in black ink, while the cover is printed in green and red. The cover has been cut along the top edge, and the top right hand cover of the cover and the first 11 pages has been torn off.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Gwen Mathews, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.40 cm (Height), 8.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: horse racing, melbourne cup racing carnival, recreation, horses, sport, racing industry, programmes, racecourses, i have a royal visit flemington 27th feb 1954, race days at flemington racecourse, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: race programs
Inscriptions: Stamped in black ink on front cover: 25951

Publisher: Victorian Racing Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930
Printer: Sands & McDougall Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930 or later

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