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