1905 Replica of Melbourne Cup

Blue blood

This is a replica of the 1905 Melbourne Cup won by the stallion Blue Spec, who was the first Western Australian horse to win a Melbourne Cup. He also won the Kalgoorlie, Perth and Moonee Valley Cups. In 2012, Blue Spec was inducted into the Western Australian Racing Industry Hall of Fame. Blue Spec was foaled by True Blue (stallion) and Specula (mare) and went on to sire two winners, Blue Rain and Semi Blue.

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Signpost Racing Museum

A passion for horse racing

This is the perfect place to research local horse racing history. The Museum began after the Palace Hotel was renovated and a diverse collection of racing items were uncovered. The collection includes...


Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club
14 Meldrum Avenue
Kalgoorlie WA 6430

Open Hours
Mon to Fri 9am - 3.30pm

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