NZ Racing Hall of Fame News

Jul 29, 2019 The NZ Racing Hall of Fame has some wonderful equine and people inductees. The NZ Racing Hall of Fame was set up to honour horse racing and breeding’s elite performers and our mandate is to maintain…
Jul 3, 2019 Chris Luoni, the driving force behind the establishment of the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame, is stepping down as Chairman after serving seven years in the post but will continue as a director. “Chris…
Apr 15, 2019 A Hamilton retirement village has been named after New Zealand’s most famous female jockey, Linda Jones MBE. The name of Ryman Healthcare’s new retirement village on River Road in Hamilton…
Dec 22, 2018 John Costello – Our Patron John or Coz to his many friends sadly passed away this week. Coz was a doyen among NZ journalists and we were lucky that horse racing was his passion. Coz was the…
Sep 2, 2018 This tribute to new 2018 inductee "O'Reilly" was read out as part of the Inductee ceremony. Sir Tony O'Reilly is a world famous Irishman who first visited NZ in 1959 as part of the…
Apr 16, 2018 It is always pleasing to receive compliments about our induction events and we received the following communications about our February 2018 induction dinner: Chris Waller – Inductee …
Mar 11, 2018 When you get Noel Harris and Murray Baker in the same room you know there is always going to be plenty of laughter reminiscing their entwined moments in racing. That was the case at this year’s…
Feb 20, 2018 The NZ Racing Hall of Fame recognises notable achievements and one of its biggest supporters, Haunui Farm, is busy creating its own. Haunui Farm is truly one of the proven stayers in the stud ranks…
Feb 7, 2018 Success in a lifetime is built around achievements and for Gerald Fell one of his proudest accomplishments will be on show again on Friday evening in Hamilton. Fell (77) was one of the small group of…
Feb 6, 2018 The NZ Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that it will be auctioning 2018 services to three quality stallions by way of silent auction at its induction dinner on Friday 9th February, namely Swiss…
Jan 23, 2018 The NZ Racing Hall of Fame will be inducting nine new inductees on Friday 9th February in Hamilton. The NZ Racing Hall of Fame is a registered charity and as such raises its funds from donations and…
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Sep 9, 2019 Murray Baker has now been recognised with two of the highest honours in New Zealand racing, but he’s not about to rest on his laurels. Last year Baker was inducted into the New Zealand Racing Hall…
Sep 9, 2019 While leading jumps jockey Aaron Kuru didn’t take out either of the feature jumps races at Ellerslie on Saturday he secured another milestone, recording his 100th New Zealand win. He reached the…
Sep 9, 2019 Promising Canterbury apprentice Kozzi Asano has come a long way from picking strawberries in Queensland for a living. The Japanese 24-year-old left his homeland six years ago and after almost two and a…
Sep 9, 2019 The victory of promising three-year-old filly Riva Capri in Saturday’s Listed The O’Learys Fillies Stakes (1200m) at Wanganui conjured up mixed emotions for well known bloodstock agent Bruce…
Sep 9, 2019 Glamour galloper Melody Belle has added the New Zealand Horse of the Year title to her growing list of achievements. The Matamata mare was an almost unanimous choice for Horse of the Year, which was announced…
Sep 8, 2019 A gritty win by promising filly Woodcote Lass at Riccarton on Saturday has kicked off Matamata trainer Stephen Autridge’s southern campaign in the best possible style. Autridge has based a five-strong…
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