Baby born in Australia, named after Melbourne Cup winner (1934)


In 1934, the winner of Australia’s prestigious annual horse race, the Melbourne Cup, was a horse named Peter Pan (ridden by a jockey named David Hugh “Darby” Munro).

On the day of the race, a baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maloney of Meekatharra — an outback town in Western Australia.

The baby’s name? Peter Pan.

P.S. Two other Australian babies named for Melbourne Cup winners are Wotan and Patrona.

Source: “Baby Named After Cup Winner.” Daily Advertiser 8 Nov. 1934: 8.

Image: Adapted from Dealer’s pic without lead rope by Cjambla under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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