About

The Newcastle & Hunter (“the Region”) Racing Hall of Fame recognises and honours outstanding achievements in the Thoroughbred Industry emanating from the Region.

The eligibility clauses for Jockey, Trainer and Associate are to change to reflect that the nominee is eligible if “born in the Region, predominantly domiciled in the Region, or made a significant contribution to the Racing Industry in the Region”.

Categories

There are four categories within the Hall of Fame:

  • Horses
  • Trainers
  • Jockeys
  • Associates

Eligibility

Horses:

Any horse trained and competing out of Newcastle Racecourse or a racecourse within the Region which is considered a product of the Region and which has excelled at the highest level including

  • An exceptional influence on racing in the Region or within the Australian
    Thoroughbred Industry whist racing
  • Made a significant contribution to the breeding industry after retiring from racing
  • Horses are not ineligible if they are still racing; excel overseas, or because of age, sex, number of race starts, or ownership

Trainers:

Any trainer who has been licensed by a principal club in Australia and domiciled in the Region and;

  • Made an outstanding contribution to racing in the Region or within the Australian Thoroughbred Industry
  • Consistently achieved results at the highest level, or in trainers’ premierships
  • Excelled in horse husbandry; nurturing apprentices and promoting the Industry
  • Candidates may be either active or retired trainers

Candidates may be either active or retired trainers

Jockeys:

Any jockey who has been licensed by a principal club in Australia and domiciled in the Region and;

  • Made an outstanding contribution to racing in the Region or within the Australian Thoroughbred Industry
  • Consistently achieved results at the highest level, or in jockeys’ premierships
  • Excelled in race riding and promoting the Industry
  • Candidates may be either active or retired jockeys

Associates:

Any person, other than persons eligible for the trainers’ and jockeys’ categories who have made an outstanding contribution to racing in the Region or within the Australian Thoroughbred Industry and domiciled in the Region. This category includes;

  • Breeders, owners, administrators, media, bookmakers and anyone else who has
    made an outstanding contribution to the Region or the Australian Thoroughbred
    Industry
  • Candidates may still be active in their profession

 

Submit A Nomination

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the Newcastle & Hunter Racing Hall of Fame - click below to submit your nomination