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Star-studded 10 inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame

Six people and four horses were inducted into the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame on Sunday night in a gala dinner in Hamilton. They included champion racehorses Verry Elleegant, Melody Belle andRead more

Hall of Fame to benefit from high-quality stallion nominations

Three stallion service nominations, including one to headlining shuttle sire Satono Aladdin, have been donated for auction at the 2023 New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame Inductee Dinner in Hamilton onRead more

Champion racemare Verry Elleegant for Hall of Fame

The roll of honour for the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame is set to be enhanced by champion racemare Verry Elleegant, who will be on the list of 2023 inductees at the Hall of Fame Dinner in HamiltonRead more

Melody Belle to be inducted to Racing Hall of Fame

Record-breaking racemare Melody Belle will be inducted to the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame in May. On the eve of the sale she was sourced from seven years ago, it has been announced thatRead more

Obituary: Sir Patrick Hogan

The thoroughbred world has bid farewell to Sir Patrick Hogan, a member of the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame who passed away after a period of ill health on January 6. From humble beginnings and witRead more

Obituary: Colin Jillings – Master Horseman

Colin Jillings was many things to the hugely diverse circle he moved in, but first and foremost he was a master horseman who lived for his horses. That quality was recognised for decades as the NewRead more

Save the date for the 2023 Inductee Dinner!

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NZ Racing Hall of Fame Melbourne Cup Carnival Success

New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame's two youngest inductees - jockey James McDonald and trainer Chris Waller - combined for historic first Melbourne Cup victories with champion New Zealand-bredRead more

Eighth Inductee Dinner - Latest Inductees

The New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame is thrilled to officially welcome nine new inductees. These new inductees were celebrated at our eighth inductee dinner held at SkyCity Hamilton on Sunday, 2nd MayRead more

Sunbride to join iconic broodmares in Hall of Fame

A third member of New Zealand thoroughbred breeding’s elite broodmare ranks will be honoured when Sunbride joins iconic producers Eulogy and Eight Carat in the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame. TheRead more

International achiever Starcraft set to join Hall of Fame

All members of the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame have gained induction through their own set of unique qualities, but if there’s one amongst the equine members that stands apart it is Starcraft.Read more

Champion stayer Let’s Elope for Hall of Fame induction

Let’s Elope, one of the great racemares in Melbourne Cup history, has earned induction to the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame. Already a member of the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, Let’s ElopeRead more

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The New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame would like to acknowledge the people and companies who have supported us throughout the years, and particularly at our induction events. 

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The New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame acknowledges the kind generosity of our inaugural Patron and Board Member the late Don McLaren along with his wife Rochelle and their family.

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