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Greyhound

2022 Hall of Fame Inductee – Paradise Street

Paradise Street was the outstanding 20th century stayer in WA greyhound racing – and probably the most travelled. Prepared in Perth by champion trainer Linda Britton, the dog often raced in Victoria for Linda’s brother Allan, due to the lack of distance races in WA at the time and made at least a dozen plane […]

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Thoroughbred

2022 Hall of Fame Inductee – Albert Cockram

Albert Edmund Cockram, born near Gingin in 1870, was one of the most influential, colourful and controversial identities in the long history of WA racing and pacing. He was a star on both and, for a time, he owned most of the theatre. Like his father before him, Cockram harboured an interest in racehorses and […]

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Thoroughbred

2022 Hall of Fame Inductee – Harold William ‘Jock’ Campbell

Harold “call me Jock” Campbell was neither from a racing family nor encouraged in the pursuit – but this did not keep him from a long and successful turf career. Born in 1901, he was not big as a child and, at 15, he convinced renowned owner Paddy Connolly – who had won the 1905 […]

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Thoroughbred

2022 Hall of Fame Inductee – Lou Luciani

When Lou Luciani took to the saddle in 1972, a promising career as a jockey beckoned. After eight years, however, he turned his mind to training. The decision bore immediate fruit when Dallas Dempster, one of the richest and most influential men in the state, opted to pursue a yearning to racehorses and provided Luciani […]

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Thoroughbred

2022 Hall of Fame Inductee – Mark Sestich

The 1986/87 Ascot summer of racing provided dramatic and lifelong memories for those who saw it. In the background, Alan Bond’s America’s Cup defense was being played out off Fremantle, while at the races the powerhouse team of Laurie Connell and Brian ‘Buster’ O’Malley were sweeping all before them. A few weeks after the Perth […]

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