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Four WA icons to be inducted into WA Racing Hall of Fame

Two trailblazers for women in racing, jockey Paula Wagg and administrator Marjorie Charleson, will join renowned horseman Bert Harrison and legendary stallion Haulpak in the esteemed WA Racing Hall of Fame in August. As the first female jockey licensed in Western Australia, Paula Wagg broke several barriers in a male-dominated field, paving the way for […]

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Who will join the stars in the WA Racing Hall of Fame in 2024?

New names will be added to the roll call of all-time greats alongside Damien Oliver, Village Kid, Miata and the Lee Steeres this year.  Submissions are now open for the West Australian Racing Hall of Fame across the thoroughbred, harness and greyhound codes.  Chief Racing Officer David Hunter said champion horses, greyhounds, trainers, drivers, jockeys […]

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Top honours for Gai Waterhouse and Anamoe at Perth ceremony

2022 Cox Plate champion Anamoe was crowned Australian Racehorse of the Year at a glamorous celebration at Optus Stadium yesterday. Now in retirement, Anamoe stands as Godolphin’s most triumphant horse at Group 1 level, solidifying his status as one of the most distinguished Australian stallions in history. At the same event, the first lady of […]

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Australian Racing Hall of Fame welcomes three WA titans

Image: WestPix, Nine Media, Australian Racing Museum.  The highest honour in racing will be bestowed on three West Australians when they are welcomed into the prestigious Australian Racing Hall of Fame. Champion racehorse Miss Andretti, leading owner Bob Peters and ace jockey Frank Treen will all take their place in the illustrious ranks along with […]

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Perth hosts prestigious national racing awards

Legends of the past and present will be celebrated in a night of racing excellence when the Australian Racing Hall of Fame and Australian Racehorse of the Year awards are held in Perth. The two events, hosted by Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA), will coincide with The Pinnacles spring racing carnival at Ascot. RWWA […]

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Save the date: 2022 WA racing Hall of Fame

The prestigious Western Australian Racing Hall of Fame returns for 2022 to celebrate the heroes of our state’s racing community and their contribution to the sport on a local and national scale. The induction ceremony will take place on Thursday 30 June 2022 at Crown Perth, with a gala to honour racing animals, trainers, jockeys, […]

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2019 WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame

Last night 12 new inductees were welcomed into the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame, at Crown Perth on 28 March 2019. Hosted by Racing and Wagering WA, the black-tie event saw over 450 guests come together to honour some of the industry’s greats. RWWA General Manager Racing Charlotte Mills said the evening was a […]

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INDUCTEE 2019: BLUE ECHO

INDUCTEE 2019: BLUE ECHO 12 February, 2019 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME Just before he was sold to West Australian interests, a gifted greyhound named Blue Echo landed a nationwide betting plunge at Sandown Park in Melbourne, running within a length of the track record.  Coupled with the sale price, the winnings from […]

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INDUCTEE 2019: DAVID HAMER

The word pioneer comes to mind when relating the deeds of 1970s and 80s champion greyhound trainer, David Hamer. Not only was he there at the beginning of the industry in Western Australia, but he was a self-taught dog handler who would rise speedily to be five-times leading trainer in the West in a single […]

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INDUCTEE 2019: EASINGWOLD

INDUCTEE 2019: EASINGWOLD 12 February, 2019 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME One of Western Australia’s great early champions was Easingwold. He raced in the time of Eurythmic – the “Roaring Twenties” – and while Eurythmic was the mightiest galloper of the decade (and many would say the best ever from W.A.), Easingwold was […]

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INDUCTEE 2019: F “TED” MCAULIFFE

INDUCTEE 2019: F “TED” MCAULIFFE 12 February, 2019 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME If you are born into a non-racing family where you are one of eleven brothers and you end up being an apprentice jockey, it would seem markedly unusual. Yet such was the case for Ted McAuliffe, whose love for horses […]

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INDUCTEE 2019: GARY HALL JNR

INDUCTEE 2019: GARY HALL JNR 12 February, 2019 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME If ever anyone was going to be inducted into WA Racing’s Hall of Fame at just thirty-six years of age, it is Gary Hall Jnr. Examining his record, it is scarcely believable that he could have achieved what he has […]

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INDUCTEE 2019: JACK MORRIS

INDUCTEE 2019: JACK MORRIS 12 February, 2019 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME In the story of Jack Morris lies all the joy and glory and all the grief and heartache that horse sports can manifest. It is also a story of fabled talent and fearless bravado, counterbalanced by calamity as harrowing as the […]

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INDUCTEE 2019: JOHN HUNT

INDUCTEE 2019: JOHN HUNT 12 February, 2019 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME As a young boy growing up in Perth, John Hunt, born 1957, always dreamt of being a famous tennis player. Indeed, he would become WA’s top-ranked under-nineteen junior at just sixteen and travel to America and Europe the next year to […]

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INDUCTEE 2019: MICK LOMBARDO

INDUCTEE 2019: MICK LOMBARDO 12 February, 2019 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME Born in 1937, Mick Lombardo fished for crays off the WA coast with his father Vince as a young man, then moved to trawlers. At age twenty-five he took a large gamble and built his first fishing boat, but the venture […]

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INDUCTEE 2019: NORMS DAUGHTER

INDUCTEE 2019: NORMS DAUGHTER 12 February, 2019 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME In the long history of horse sports, you would have to delve deep into the most cob-webbed archives to find a more unusual success story than that of 1990s wonder mare, Norms Daughter. Tiny and bad-tempered to a fault as a […]

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INDUCTEE 2019: OLD COMRADE

$(function() { LinkingAppearanceSchedule(‘E182BC9ECD3F49B8A79CBA5DAEA3D94B’); }); INDUCTEE 2019: OLD COMRADE 12 February, 2019 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME   The career of dual Kingston Town Classic winner, Old Comrade, was short but stunning. In twenty-two racetrack starts he registered just six wins, but with four of them at Group One level there is no doubting […]

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INDUCTEE 2019: RG (BOBBY) MORLEY

INDUCTEE 2019: RG (BOBBY) MORLEY 12 February, 2019 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME R.G. (Bobby) Morley was not quite nine years old when he arrived from a war-torn England with his parents in 1915.   In those early childhood years he earned pocket money delivering newspapers from the high back of a heavy […]

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INDUCTEE 2019: ROBERT PETERS

INDUCTEE 2019: ROBERT PETERS 12 February, 2019 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME The truth is if you had an hour to relate the story of Bob Peters you’d want an hour and a half, because no matter the time available one would always feel the need to compress the telling. And where do […]

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WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees

WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees 12 February, 2019 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME The induction of Robert Peters, Gary Hall Jnr, David Hamer and Old Comrade are several of the highlights of the 2019 WA Racing Industry Hall Of Fame inductees that were announced today by Racing and Wagering Western […]

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