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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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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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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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2019 WA RACING INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME NOMINEES

2019 WA RACING INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME NOMINEES 18 December, 2018 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME Racing and Wagering Western Australian (RWWA) today announced the nominees for the 2019 WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame. 2019 Thoroughbred Racing Nominees Horses Haulpak La Trice Old Comrade Beau Sovereign Easingwold Jockeys RG Morley Mark Sestich […]

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Harness Trainers/Drivers Nominee: Gary Hall Jnr

Harness Trainers/Drivers Nominee: Gary Hall Jnr 17 December, 2018 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME Gary Hall Jnr has been Perth’s premier reinsman for nine seasons, sitting behind Fred R Kersley (17), Frank Kersley (11) and Chris Lewis (10). Only 32 individual drivers have headed Perth Drivers Premiership in 108 years of racing. Hall […]

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Thoroughbred Jockey Nominee: John Wilson

Thoroughbred Jockey Nominee: John Wilson 17 December, 2018 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME Wilson was renowned as a calm rider, shrewd tactician and an excellent judge of space in a career that commenced in 1953 as an apprentice to Reg Harper. Wilson won three Perth Cups on Fairetha (1958-59) and Meliador (1979). In […]

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Harness Associates Nominee: John Hunt

Harness Associates Nominee: John Hunt 17 December, 2018 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME John Hunt commenced a decorated broadcasting career at Port Hedland, deputising for iconic caller Max Simmonds. After working at 6IX and Channel 9, Hunt joined new TAB station 6PR in 1977 and commentated on greyhound, thoroughbred and harness racing. He […]

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Harness Associates Nominee: Mick Lombardo

Harness Associates Nominee: Mick Lombardo 17 December, 2018 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME Mick Lombardo has been involved in harness racing as an owner, breeder and administrator since 1975. Lombardo bred some 1440 foals of which 962 (67%) have raced and 626 (44%) have won.  Those 1440 foals have had a total of […]

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Thoroughbred Trainer Nominee: F (Ted) McAuliffe

Thoroughbred Trainer Nominee: F (Ted) McAuliffe 17 December, 2018 Hall of Fame H HALL OF FAME Ted McAuliffe won the 1927 Boulder Cup as an apprentice, but soon turned his hand to training because of weight issues.  He was the first trainer to prepare three successive WA Derby winners with Precedent (1948), Prediction (1949) & […]

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