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Champions gallery at the National Sports Museum

In October 2010, the Champions gallery opened at its new home at the nation’s principal sports museum – the National Sports Museum at the MCG.

The Champions gallery highlights racing’s heroes, displaying Bart Cumming’s twelve Melbourne Cup trainers’ trophies, Roy Higgins’ saddle and boots, Phar Lap’s bridle and Tulloch’s scientifically preserved heart. It examines the origins and logistics of racing, and the colour and spectacle of race day fashions. It also spectacularly displays the articulated skeleton of champion racehorse Carbine.

The gallery features an array of multimedia experiences, where visitors can view some of the oldest racing footage from around the country, gain an insight into what happens behind the scenes, and have the opportunity to design their own racing colours.

The Champions gallery is also home to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

In addition to the Champions gallery, the National Sports Museum contains the Australian Football Hall of Fame, Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, the MCG, the MCC Museum, the Olympic Games and the Sport Australia Hall of Fame along with a host of other sports.