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The Newcastle & Hunter Racing Hall of Fame has hit the ground with the 2021 nominations now closed for all categories.

Following on from the success of the 2019 inaugural inductions at Newcastle Racecourse, Hall of Fame Chairman Brian Judd said the concept had achieved its purpose to shine the light on the regions rich racing history and heritage.

"We are excited to again recognise the extraordinary contribution that associates, trainers, jockeys and racehorses made to the Newcastle and Hunter region and the wider Australian thoroughbred industry,” Mr. Judd said.

Joining industry stalwart and driving force behind the Hall of Fame, Gary Harley, on the Selection Panel again this year will be, NJC Vice Chairman Brian Judd, Greg Radley, Ray Thomas and Sam North. All committee members are recognised for their knowledge of the industry and are conversant with the thoroughbred racing industry in the Newcastle region.

Newcastle & Hunter Racing Hall of Fame Gala Event

Inductees will be announced during a Gala Luncheon at the Newcastle Race Meeting on Tuesday 25 May 2021 | Newcastle Racecourse and honoured with a plaque to be placed in the soon to be completed “Walk of Fame” garden at Newcastle Racecourse.

Tickets for the Luncheon are $140 per person or $1,400 for a table of ten.

2017 Newcastle & Hunter Racing Hall of Fame nominations



  • Alf Ellison
  • Arthur Mitchell
  • Harry Mitchell
  • Billy Hill
  • Bob Dawbarn
  • Brian Russell
  • Damon Guthrie
  • Dr Harry Jarvis
  • Gary Harley
  • George Ryder
  • Lloyd and Aub Jones
  • Mick (Walter) Ling
  • Roy Hinton
  • Thomas O'Neill