Richard Gauthier Collection

Richard Gauthier has always had an interest in horse racing, particularly enjoying the spectacle of the American Triple Crown races each year, but there came a time when Richard wanted to mark his enthusiasm for the sport by collecting memorabilia associated with horse racing. This could have taken the form of collecting racecards, special Pegasus pins or souvenir Triple Crown glasses, but Richard recognised that by collecting Members badges, which are issued annually, he would be able to extend his hobby to include badges from each American racecourse. Once he caught the bug he sought further avenues to broaden his interest, which included collecting Canadian racecourse badges, UK racecourse Members badges and badges from other European racecourses. In the mid-1990s the surge in interest in horse racing in Dubai provided Richard with a further challenge, but it is one which he responded to with his usual determination and enthusiasm. Further opportunites for extending his interest came in the form of Racecourse Authority badges, Racecourse Press badges, annual Shergar Cup Day badges and badges from the many events sponsored by the Dubai Duty Free Company. Richard is keen to ensure that his collection is made available for a wide audience to view, offering to donate his American badges to an American Museum and his non-American badges to an English Museum. Furthermore, he has given permission for his collection to be shown on this website.

Abu Dhabi Equestrian American Oaks Argentinian Jockey Club Ascot Australian Jockey Club
Auteuil Ayr Bangor Bath Beverley
Brighton Carlisle Cartmel Catterick Cheltenham
Chepstow Chester Churchill Downs Courage Best Stakes Curragh
Doncaster Doncaster Private Box Down Royal Dubai Duty Free Dubai Racing Club
Dubai World Cup Emirates Racing Authority Enghien Epsom Exeter
Fairyhouse Fakenham Fontwell Ffos Las French Racecourses
Goodwood Gowran Park GROG Hamilton Havana-American
Haydock Hereford Hexham Hickstead Hong Kong Jockey Club
Huntingdon International Horse Show Kelso Kempton Kentucky Derby Balloons
Kentucky Derby Gold/Silver Kenya Jockey Club Leicester Leopardstown Lingfield
Ludlow Macau Jockey Club Market Rasen Marseille Martell Grand National
Naas Navan Newbury Newcastle Newmarket
Newton Abbot Nottingham Penang Turf Club Pertemps Perth
Plumpton Pontefract Press Prix d'Amerique Punchestown
QIPCO Day RCA Redcar Ripon Salisbury
Sandown Sedgefield Shergar Cup Singapore Turf Club Southwell
St Leger Stratford Taunton Thirsk Thomas Pink Gold Cup
Towcester Triple Crown Pegasus pins Uruguyan Jockey Club Uttoxeter Vincennes
Warwick Wetherby Wincanton Windsor Wolverhampton
Worcester Yarmouth York