About

The Newcastle and Hunter Racing Hall of Fame recognises and honours outstanding achievements in the Thoroughbred Industry emanating from the Newcastle and Hunter Regions.

CATEGORIES

There are four categories within the Hall of Fame:

  • Horses
  • Trainers
  • Jockeys
  • Associates

Horses:

  • Any horse trained and competing out of Broadmeadow and/or Cessnock Racecourses which is considered a product of the Newcastle and/or Hunter Regions sand which has excelled at the highest level including:
  • An exceptional influence on the Newcastle and/or Australian Thoroughbred Industry whilst 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 Newcastle and/or Hunter Regions and;
  • Made an outstanding contribution to enhancing the Newcastle and/or 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.

Jockeys:

  • Any jockey who has been licensed by a principal club in Australia and domiciled in the Newcastle and/or Hunter Regions and;
  • Made an outstanding contribution to enhancing the Newcastle or 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 the Newcastle and/or Australian Thoroughbred Industry. This category includes;
  • Breeders, -owners, administrators, media, bookmakers and anyone else who has made an outstanding contribution to the Newcastle or Australian Thoroughbred Industry.

Candidates may still be active in their profession and need not reside in Australia or be Australian.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

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