Our Seventh Induction Dinner – Friday 9th February - Feedback from Guests

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
It was an absolute pleasure last week to be at the New Zealand Hall Of Fame Awards and I was
very proud to be inducted. I will certainly be a good ambassador to you as I look forward to
getting to this event each time it is staged, on a two yearly basis.
Spending some time in New Zealand for the night showed me that the passion for New Zealand
Racing is still there and if I can help in any way, whether it be for the Hall Of Fame or with
racing to help promote New Zealand, please let me know.

Bjorn Baker - son of inductee Murray Baker

Thank you for the event in Hamilton. It was a great night and very well done!

Sir Noel Robinson - nephew of inductee Sir Woolf Fisher

Just a note to say thanks for the evening last night, it was a great success and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Chris it was extremely well organised and I would appreciate if you could pass on my thanks to your organising committee, what a great job you all did.

Every one was humble, and talked about positives so what a great way to celebrate the racing industry. For me it was great to talk to so many old friends who I got to know thru Ra Ora Stud.

I will have the certificate put up in Fisher House at Highbrook which I feel will be most appropriate.

Paul Moroney – Director

I spoke with Chris Waller at the Wm Inglis Classic sale about his experience on Friday night and
he spoke in glowing terms of both his induction and the inductee function in general.
He is committed to supporting the NZRHOF in the future and said he would like to help in any
way possible.
Chris said the evening outranked any other of its type he had attended anywhere.

Chris Turner – owner of inductee - Veandercross
We would like to personally thank you for providing a very professional and entertaining
evening. We both enjoyed ourselves very much, relishing the whole experience.

James and Shirley Russell – Inductee representative
Thank you for an awesome evening. All those special inductees. Well done.
We had a night to be remembered for a lifetime. We thoroughly enjoyed the stories and tales,
the fabulous food and the honour of being part of a special night. This will live on in our

Bernard Saundry – CEO of NZ Thoroughbred Racing
A great night and well done to the Committee - very special moments for the inductees and the
audience. Recognising the past can only help the future of Thoroughbred Racing.

Andrew Seabrook – Managing Director or NZ Bloodstock
That was an excellent night on Friday. All the feedback I have received has been very positive so
well done to you and your team.

Justine Sclater – NZ Thoroughbred Breeders
I wanted to congratulate you all on a fantastic night on Friday, I thoroughly enjoyed the
proceedings and especially the video clips. I certainly appreciate the many hours of work that
all must have gone into the making it such a memorable night for all involved.

David McCarthy - Racing Historian & Inductee Representative

...Over the years I have been to many such "Award" evenings but your event in Hamilton was one of the

best I can remember largely because of the lightness of touch in presentation and the genuine support 

for those nominated. Maintaining the significance of the event without overlooking the fellowship of

racing is not always easy but was terrifically successful on this occasion..." 

Don Hancock - retired Director and inaugural Chair of Selection Committee

Both Cherie and I were most impressed with the manner in which the recent event was organised, conducted and attended. There was a most attentive audience, which reflected theoutstanding lineup of inductees. who were approrpriately recognised and applauded. Also the number of political personalities in attendence which will enhance further recognition of the event and the Phillip Leishman Award continues to gain importance.