Above image (left to right): Cr Drew Jessop, Geoff MacKay (Living Legends Board Member), Dr Andrew Clarke (Living Legends CEO), and Cr Naim Kurt
ANOTHER RARE DOUBLE FOR LIVING LEGENDS!
Retired racehorse home and tourist attraction Living Legends has been recognised with two prestigious awards from the Hume City Council.
Just like the ever-popular ‘Legend’ Might and Power, who achieved the rare Caulfield/Melbourne Cup double in 1997, it was twice the celebration as Living Legends took out the Education and Workplace Learning and Hospitality and Tourism categories at the 2017 Hume City Council Business Awards.
Living Legends CEO, Andrew Clarke, was thrilled to accept the two awards from the Hume City Council.
“We’ve been through a total transformation from our front gate through to an overhaul of all of our marketing over the last two years. It’s extremely rewarding when the investment and hard work pays off with recognition such as this,” he said.
The Hume Business Awards acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of local businesses and the contribution they have made to the economy and the wider community, through employment opportunities and delivering exceptional products and services.
The international home of rest for champion horses like Might and Power since 2006, Living Legends operates on the heritage-listed Woodlands Historic Homestead and Park, is open 364 days a year and is a registered charity.
The award for Education and Workplace Learning comes after 10 years developing lifelong learning programs from Primary School excursions to agricultural and veterinary students at university level, as well as VET and VCAL work placements, and opportunities for people who are unemployed.
“Living Legends is much more than a place to visit former champions of the turf. Education and training has been a long-term focus for us, and we are incredibly proud to be making a real difference and providing fun and practical experiences for students of all ages,” Dr Clarke said.
Success in the Tourism and Hospitality category comes as a result of a commitment to providing an excellent visitor experience to everyone who visits Living Legends.
With 20 former champion horses available to the public, including winners of five Melbourne Cups, heritage gardens, a historic homestead and large mobs of wild kangaroos to greet guests, the unique venue attracts thousands of visitors each year, from racing fanatics to those who have never patted a horse.
Living Legends also takes its ambassadors to the people, with support from corporate sponsors and principal racing clubs, such as Victoria Racing Club which has recently expanded its partnership to feature Living Legends at all Flemington racedays outside the Carnival, and a dedicated Living Legends raceday in May each year.
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