Living Legends Photo Galleries

Here you'll find all of the photo galleries we have for Living legends.
Please click on a gallery to view the photos within the gallery.

2017 Hume City Council Business Awards

Living Legends took out the Education and Workplace Learning and Hospitality and Tourism categories at the 2017 Hume City Council Business Awards.

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Memorial Garden

Living Legends’ Memorial Garden is a special indigenous native plant garden located in the centre of the horse paddock area. The garden is a final resting place for local and international champions.

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Efficient and Zipping at Living Legends

2007 Melbourne Cup winner Efficient (stable name Fish) and four times Sandown Classic winner Zipping (stable name Zip) have arrived this afternoon (Monday, 25 March 2013) to continue their retirement at Living Legends.

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Chief De Beers

Various photos from the career of champion racehorse Chief De Beers.

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Brew's Devilish Day at Healesville

Brew visits the animals at Healesville Sanctuary with a Melbourne Cup.

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BLU's Day at Flemington

Better Loosen Up (BLU) celebrated the 20th anniversary of his Turnbull Stakes today (Saturday, 6 October 2012) as a special guest of the Victoria Racing Club at Flemington racecourse. While the weather was a bit wet and windy BLU added extra special sparkle to the day for racing fans young and not so young alike. Check out this photo gallery to see BLU soak up the atmosphere of the day while he caught up with old friends including David Hayes, Tony McEvoy and owner Luke Kuomi, as well as making new friends such as 9 month old Archer Lane.

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Jockeys Horse-Around Hospital

Jockeys Jason Benbow, Jason Lyon, Katelyn Mallyon, Michelle Payne and Michael Rodd teamed up with Apache Cat for a special visit and “horse-around” to the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne on Wednesday, 3 October 2012.

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Apache Cat Visits Kid's Hospital

Apache Cat joined with several leading jockeys for a special visit to the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne Wednesday, 3 October 2012.

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Happy 13th Birthday Silent Witness

Silent Witness celebrated his 13th birthday at Living Legends today, Monday 1 October 2012. Please enjoy this gallery of photos of Silent Witness in retirement.

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Happy 20th Birthday Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh celebrates his 20th birthday today, Sunday 30 September 2012. Josh won the 1999 Melbourne Cup when trained by Bart Cummings.

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Legendary Family Music Day 2012

Living Legends Family Day, last Sunday 23 September 2012, was enjoyed by young and old alike as highlighted in the attached photo gallery. Good time music from Bobsy-Die set the scene for dancing and relaxing in the heritage gardens of Woodlands Homestead.

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Sunny Spring Day at Living Legends

Fabulous spring day at Living Legends today, Tuesday 11 September 2012. The horses enjoyed a day in the sun with their rugs.

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Paris Lane's Day Out

Paris Lane was guest of honour at Flemington’s Sofitel Girls’ Day Out 2012 yesterday, Saturday 8 September 2012. As shown in the attached gallery Percy, as he is affectionately known, enjoyed his day out soaking up the atmosphere at the famous racecourse where he won the Mackinnon Stakes and ran second in the 1994 Melbourne Cup.

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Legendary Audi Horsepower

It was horse power of a different kind that visited Living Legends as a part of the Audi/Inglis Drive Day, September 2012. Better Loosen Up (BLU) was special host for the day with the visitors enjoying all that Living Legends has to offer, including Devonshire Tea in the homestead before meeting the legends themselves.

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Eliza Park 2012 Open Day Another Big Winner

The 2012 Eliza Park Open Day, Friday 31 August 2012, was an absolute winner in every sense of the word with over $60,000 raised for Living Legends from the sale of the stallion nominations.

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Better Loosen Up's 27th Birthday

Better Loosen Up gets to celebrated his 27th Birthday with hugs and pats all round and a quiet day in the paddock, Wednesday 29 August 2012.

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Sydney Brew

With spring just around the corner Living Legends had a test run for a busy season of appearances and events with Brew travelling to Sydney last week for a special guest appearance with the Melbourne Cup Tour in the heart of Sydney at Martin Place.

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Better Loosen Up's Family Links

Shirley Moran recently made a particularly sentimental trip to Living Legends to visit Better Loosen Up (BLU).

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Legendary Congratulations

Living Legends jump for joy with huge congratulations to connections of Black Caviar (Victoria’s Racehorse of the Year and TVN Most Memorable Moment), Peter Moody (Hoysted Medal Winner, Victorian Trainer of the Year) , Luke Nolen (Scobie Breasley Medal Winner) and Steve Pateman (Tommy Corrigan Medal Winner) at the 2011-12 Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Awards, Sunday 12 August 2012.

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Legendary Welcome for Hong Kong Racehorse Owners Association

Living Legends was first stop for members of the Hong Kong Racehorse Owners Association on their recent Equine Education Tour of the Victorian racing Industry.

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Legendary Horses' Birthday

Check out the attached gallery of the Offical Horses' Birthday celebrations at Living Legends on Wednesday 1 August 2012.

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Legendary Kangaroos

Kangaroos are of special interest to international visitors and also children who have often never previously seen kangaroos in the wild. At Living Legends you can enjoy kangaroos of all ages, from young joeys in their mothers’ pouches, to full grown adults at play kick boxing and wrestling.

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Brothers with Different Mothers

Zavite recently arrived as our latest legend. Zavite won 11 races from 67 starts with victories in the Ranvet Stakes and The Queen Elizabeth in Sydney, The Auckland Cup in New Zealand, The Adelaide Cup in South Australia, The Launceston Cup in Tasmania and The Moonee Valley Night Cup and The Australia Day Cup in Victoria. After an initial settling in period we moved Zavite in with Might and Power.

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Legendary Launch to 2012 Melbourne Cup Tour

Rogan Josh joined student and celebrities at the Spotswood Primary School for a Legendary Launch to the 2012 Melbourne Cup Tour.

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Winter Sun

Autumn has past and winter has set in. The Living Legends horses have grown their winter coats.

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Apache Cat Heading to Mount Gambier

Apache Cat will be the "Face of the Carnival" at the Scott Group of Companies Mount Gambier Cup, Friday 18 May 2012.

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Vale Northerly

Very sad to pass on the news of Northerly succumbing to colic at owner Neville Duncan’s property in Western Australia on Wednesday night, 9 May 2012. Please enjoy this gallery of photographs and celebrate Northerly the horse.

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A Two Bob Meeting

Check out these photos forwarded by Lisa Wilkinson of her step dad, Bob, during a visit last week to Living Legends by the Cranbourne Stroke Survivors Support Group.

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Congratulations to Pumper

Congratulations to dual Melbourne Cup winning jockey Jim Cassidy who was inducted into the Australian Horseracing Hall of Fame last Friday 13 April 2012. Timely to check out how “Pumper” feels about Might and Power in this album which shows photos from the Living Legends’ opening day in 2006. Photos by Sam D'Agostino of SDP Photo. Ph: +61 412 350 700.

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Apache Cat at the 2012 Hamilton Cup

Living Legends Apache Cat was special guest of the day for the 2012 running of the Hamilton Cup, Sunday 15 April 2012.

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Rogan Josh at the 2012 VRC Community Raceday

Rogan Josh was special guest of the VRC at Flemington for the 2012 VRC Community Raceday, Saturday 14 April 2012.

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Joshing About

This week Rogan Josh prepared for The Victoria Racing Club’s (VRC’s) Community Raceday at Flemington on Saturday 14 April 2012 when he met Ryan Salter from Taralye.

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The Dentist and His Apprentice

Regular dental care is one of the key factors in keeping our Livings Legends in the best health. This past week the Legends had one of their regular visits from their dentist Dr Shannon Lee.

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Regal Rollers Number One Fan

It was a special day for Jess Neil, Regal Roller’s number one fan last Thursday 5 April 2012. Jess’s mum Karen worked at trainer Ross McDonald racing stables when Regal Roller was racing. Karen used to bring a young Jess to the stables regularly and the first horse that Jess sat on was the gentlemanly Regal Roller.

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Legendary Cycling

Whitehorse Cycling Club members recently dropped in to Living Legends during one of their rides. Living Legends is becoming an increasing popular stop off destination for cyclists to enjoy a well earned coffee in beautiful surrounds.

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Vet School Open Day Huge Success

The University of Melbourne Veterinary Clinic Open Day on Sunday 25 March 2012 was a huge success with over 8,500 visitors. Living Legends Melbourne Cup winners Doriemus and Brew were special guests of the day.

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BLU's Super Saturday

Better Loosen Up (BLU) thoroughly enjoyed his day out at Flemington as special guest for Super Saturday, 10 March 2012. Check out these photos to see BLU soaking up the brilliant sunshine, smelling and eating the roses and catching up with his many fans on the 21st anniversary of his Australian Cup victory.

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BLU Day at Flemington

Living Legends elder statesman Better Loosen Up (BLU) returns to Flemington tomorrow, Saturday 10 March 2012, as special guest of the VRC to celebrate the 21st anniversary of his Australian Cup victory in 1991. While BLU is not one of the best looking racehorses to step on to the racetrack, he was all heart when it come to winning races including the Cox Plate and the Japan Cup. At Living Legends BLU's heart of gold continues to touch visitors young and old to Living Legends on a daily basis, as highlighted in the attached photos.

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Legendary Australian Guineas Day 2012

Living Legends' Melbourne Cup winners Might and Power and Doriemus were guests of honour at yesterday's Australian Guineas 2012 meeting at Flemington. Saturday 2 March 2012.

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FOO's Travels: The Launceston Cup

Fields of Omagh (FOO) finished his official duties in Tasmania this week with his guest appearance at the Launceston Cup on Wednesday 29 February 2012. FOO enjoyed his day catching up with old friends such as Victoria's retired Chief Steward Des Gleeson while making many new fans along the way as highlighted in these photos.

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AIMEing High

Better Loosen Up was star of the show when conference and function organizers from China, India, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and South Africa visited Living Legends last Sunday 19 February 2012. Our close proximity to the airport, historic homestead, beautiful gardens and surrounding parklands (with kangaroos) makes Living Legends an ideal function and conference facility especially for international visitors looking for a unique Australian experience. Where else in the world can you wander down and have your photo taken with a Legend of the turf during a lunch or tea break.

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150th Colac Cup

Apache Cat and Rogan Josh had a busy day meeting and greeting fans at the 150th Colac Cup meeting last Sunday, 26 February 2012.

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French Connection: Living Legends to Star on Equidia

There has been a surge in interest in Australian horse racing in France following the recent victories of Americain and Dunaden in the Melbourne Cup. French TV journalist and documentary producer Clelia Moncorge recently visited Living Legends to produce one of a series of documentaries on horse racing in Victoria for Equidia, a French TV Channel dedicated totally to the horse. Check out these photos taken by Gregory Mereau one of the team who visited on the day. February 2012.

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FOO's Travels: Enjoying his break

Check out these photos of Fields of Omagh (FOO) enjoying his break in Tasmania at Carol and Tony Buissink's farm after his special guest appearance at the Hobart Cup on Sunday 12 February 2012.

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Lightning Stakes 2012 - Apache Cat's Special Lady, Black Caviar

Apache Cat and Silent Witness were on hand at Flemington yesterday, Saturday 18 February 2012, to watch Black Caviar win her 19th straight race in the Lightning Stakes. Shari was leading Apache Cat and noticed early in the day that he had his eye on one particular special lady, and sure enough it was Black Caviar.

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FOO's Travels: Sorrell Nursing Home

On his way home from Salamanca Market last Saturday 11 February 2012, Fields of Omagh (FOO) dropped in for a special visit to the Sorrell Nursing Home. Check out FOO's heart warming reception and visit.

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FOO's Travels - Salamanca Market

Fields of Omagh (FOO) has had a busy weekend (11-12 February 2012) in Hobart but enjoyed every minute of it as you will see in these photos.

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C F Orr Stakes 2012 Family Day

Check out these photos of Living Legends champion sprinters Apache Cat and Silent Witness who joined in with the carnival atmosphere at Caulfield Racecourse last Saturday 11 February 2012 to see Black Caviar achieve her 18th straight victory breaking Silent Witness' streak of 17 wins.

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FOO's Travels: Arriving in Tasmania

Fields of Omagh (FOO) had a good trip across to Tasmania thanks to Tasmanian Horse Transport. These photos show him unloading at Carol And Tony Buissinks' property where he will have a couple of quiet days before heading to Salamanca Market on Saturday morning 11 February 2012 and the Hobart Cup on Sunday 12 February 2012.

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Francesca Cumani visits Living Legends

Francesca Cumani, British racing personality, visited Living Legends in January 2012 on her way back to England after spending a week in Queensland at the Magic Millions Sales. Check out the photos of Francesca with Bullish Luck which highlight Francesca's affinity with horses.

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Paris Lane at Sofitel Girls' Day Out 2011

Paris Lane returned to Flemington Racecourse for the second year in a row as special guest at Sofitel Girls' Day Out on Saturday 3 September 2011. The 21-year-old enjoyed his day out as did racing fans young and old.

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Living Legends at the Cox Plate 2009

The Boys' biggest outing of the year! Might and Power, Fields of Omagh and Better Loosen Up attended the 2009 Cox Plate racing meeting on Saturday 24 October 2009.

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Bullish Luck at Living Legends

Bullish Luck is certainly enjoying his time here at Living Legends. These photos show him in action and interacting with our visitors.

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Living Legends Photo Pack

Photos from the Living Legends Photo Pack available for sale in the Living Legends gift shop.

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Gardens in Bloom at Living Legends

A selection of photos of the beautiful heritage gardens surrounding the Woodlands Homestead at Living Legends in full bloom during the summer of 2010.

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Rogan Josh Visits Port Melbourne Beach

In October 2009, in the lead-up to the 10th Anniversary of his Melbourne Cup victory, Rogan Josh visited Port Melbourne Beach where he rubbed shoulders with Spring Carnival first timer, City Homicide's Nadia Townsend, for a photoshoot for the Sunday Herald Sun. It was a revisit to the beach for Rogan Josh where he did some of his preparation for the 1999 Melbourne Cup. Rogan Josh's trainer, Bart Cummings, often takes horses to Altona Beach for race preparation. As you can see, Josh enjoyed his visit to the beach, including a stroll in the water and a good roll in the sand after his celebrity photoshoot.

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Silent Witness Update

Photos of Silent Witness since his arrival at Living Legends in 2007, including photos of a special guest appearance at Flemington Racecourse.

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Volunteers and Community at Living Legends

Some photos of our wonderful volunteers from sponsors and community groups working at Living Legends.

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Art at Living Legends

Photos of visiting artists at Living Legends.

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The Living Legends Horses as Never Seen Before

A glimpse into the life of the retired legends in their new home at Living Legends. Photos courtesy of Bronwyn Healy Photography.

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2006-2007 Visitors Gallery

Photos of visitors to Living Legends in 2006-2007 with the horses.

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Melbourne Cup Visit and Living Legends First Birthday

As part of the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour, the Melbourne Cup visited Living Legends on Wednesday 31 October 2007. This was a very special day as it was a year ago to the day that Living Legends opened and was therefore our first birthday.

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Silent Witness Arrives at Living Legends

Silent Witness left Hong Hong to travel to Living Legends in April 2007. This gallery shows his quarantine, air transport and arrival in Australia and his settling at Living Legends where he has enjoyed numerous visitors, including his co-owner Mrs Betty da Silva.

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Silent Witness Special Feature by Tomoya Moriuchi

On hearing that Silent Witness was to be retired to Living Legends, Japanese photographer Tomoya Moriuchi contacted CEO Dr Andrew Clarke offering to provide photographs of the great horse free of charge. Tomoya was present at all 18 of Silent Witness' victories and has provided this photo gallery for everyone's enjoyment.

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Field of Omagh's New Modelling Career

Fields of Omagh recent started a career in modelling at Living Legends. Iconic knitting firm Cleckheaten decided to carry out a photoshoot at Living Legends for a new product range. All photos provided by Cleckheaten.

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Silent Witness Farewell Party

On Sunday 25 February 2007, Living Legends CEO Dr Andrew Clarke and board member Kerry Gillespie attended Silent Witness' farewell party at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong, where fans had their final chance to say goodbye to their hero.

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Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade

Living Legends retirees head to the centre of Melbourne to take part in the annual Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade down Swanston Street on Monday 6 November 2006.

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Living Legends Official Opening

Living Legends is officially opened to the public on Tuesday 31 October 2006 by the Hon John Thwaites MP. Celebrations for the day included speeches, musical performances, and a parade of the retired horses.

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