The name Caulfield is synonymous with horse-racing in Australia. Owners, trainers and jockeys have been pursuing the prestigious Caulfield Cup since the first race was first run over the classic mile and a half (2400m) in 1879 and the names of some of Australasia’s greatest gallopers is engraved on the silverware.
Traditionally decided on a track located in a long-established southern suburb of the same name on the third Saturday in October, the Caulfield Cup is regarded as a vital lead-up race to horses which line up for Australia’s greatest horse race, the Melbourne Cup, on the first Tuesday in November.
Caulfield and surrounding suburbs have a large Jewish population which made the neighbouring suburb of Elsternwick a first choice location for the Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre.
The centre was originally set up as a memorial to the six million Jews slain under the Nazi regime, but the charter has since been widened to combat all forms of racism and to preserve the Australian tradition of tolerance, acceptance and understanding.