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Carbine Club

A luncheon club for sportsmen and sporting administrators founded in 1961, the Carbine Club was named after the great racehorse Carbine, winner of the 1890 Melbourne Cup. Membership is limited to 40 (with provision for a list of senior members) and is by invitation. A dining club of sporting character, it is one of the best known of a number of luncheon or dining clubs which meet regularly in Melbourne but which do not have a clubhouse or large membership. Many of its luncheons are on the eve of major sporting events (the Derby, the AFL Grand Final).

Paul De Serville