As we chart our course into the future, it’s vital that we acknowledge our past, as it holds valuable lessons that propel us towards growth. We are thrilled to dive into the third vote members took to shape our journey to inclusivity and progress, in this case – the historic decision to welcome female members into Tattersalls Club.

Turning back the pages of time, we arrive at the early months of 2013, a period that would forever mark a turning point in Tattersalls Club’s legacy. As mentioned in our previous newsletter story, Colin Dunn, our chairman, initiated a moment of reflection by engaging our members in a consultation. The objective was simple yet profound: to gather insights, thoughts, and opinions on the possibility of embracing women as Tattersalls members.

The path to inclusivity wasn’t without its hurdles. Especially after the majority of our members voted yes to welcome females to the Club and a Special General Meeting on June 26 2013 was dedicated to the ratification of the Club’s Rules, when this particular juncture witnessed a defeat, requiring further consideration and support to fully embrace this transformation.

As a result, a third Special General Meeting was convened in August of the same year. During this meeting, members resoundingly voted “YES”, bringing us one step closer to extending a warm welcome to female members of the Club. With just one more affirmative vote, the potential to alter the course of the Club’s history became evident.

As we celebrate this significant chapter in our history, we extend an invitation to each member to celebrate with us next Thursday 16 May in the Members Bar. Together, we’ll raise our glasses not only to celebrate the Club’s 166th anniversary, but also to honour a groundbreaking achievement – our fourth and final vote that approved women to proudly become members of Tattersalls Club.

Raise your glasses, not only in commemoration of the past but also in anticipation of the future.

To RSVP for our upcoming event on Thursday 16 May please contact