Cup is vintage Kyneton

CEO of Kyneton Racing Club Jon Dight with the cup. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Jessica Micallef

A slice of history has galloped into Kyneton Museum.

A replica of the 1958 Kyneton Cup will be exhibited at the museum until January.

Country Racing Victoria events and operations manager Lisa Evans said the cup display highlighted an important part of Kyneton’s past.

She said the timing couldn’t be better, with ticket sales for the Kyneton Cup – to be run on November 7 – going through the roof and she was expecting a big turn-out.

“We have excellent presales at the moment and are expecting 4500 people,” Ms Evans

Celebrating 60 years since the 1958 Kyneton Cup, the replica cup is part of the

Equus exhibition, which brings together photographs, original paintings and historical gear and equipment such as side-saddles, riding boots and grooming tools.

The exhibition is aimed at shining a light on the unique relationship between horse and human, showcasing the evolution of equestrian fashion and man’s reliance on the horse in agriculture and transport.

The museum is open Friday to Sunday between 11am and 4pm. Entry fees apply.