Melbourne Cup day and lesser events…

Melbourne Cup Day brings to mind the mentions of horse racing in my research about the lock building communities. In addition to setting up the footy oval, cricket pitch and tennis courts, the men also made a race track for race meetings.

Lock 4 and Lock 7 communities both enjoyed the races. This article from TROVE details some fun at the Lock 4 races in October 1928.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/109375764?searchTerm=lock%204%20race%20meeting&searchLimits=

This image from the State Library of SA collection depicts race goers sheltering from the sun at an event possibly similar to the ones at Lock 4.

This image from the State Library of SA collection depicts race goers sheltering from the sun at an event possibly similar to the ones at Lock 4.

The second image from the Searcy Collection SLSA depicts horses at a country meeting in SA in the 1920s.

PRG280_1_30_278 1923 Searcy collection