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Industry loses great contributor

Chris Luoni, one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame and a past chairman has passed away in Hamilton overnight after a battle with illness. Luoni, anRead more

2020 Induction Dinner Postponed

Due to the unfolding situation with COVID-19, the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame has decided to postpone their bi-annual Induction Dinner due to be held on Sunday, 3rd May 2020 at SkyCity inRead more

More highlights ahead for Taylor

Cherry Taylor had no joy with Loire in last Saturday’s Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks, but she has plenty to look forward to within the next couple of months despite the Covid-19Read more

Hall of Fame Induction for Mufhasa

Mufhasa earned his stripes as a dual New Zealand Horse of the Year and multiple Champion Sprinter-Miler and now he has gained the ultimate accolade with his pending induction to the New ZealandRead more

Hall of Fame induction an honour for Karaka principal

Sir Peter Vela is set to be inducted into the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame. Amid all the action at this week’s National Yearling Sale, there was no more popular news than the pending Racing HallRead more

Louis Herman-Watt of Radio Sport – 2020 Leishman Media Awardee

The NZ Racing Hall of Fame Board has recognized that many mainstream media journalists and aspiring journalists do not have an awareness of the NZ racing and breeding industries so it has set up theRead more

James McDonald set for Hall of Fame history

Just 12 years after riding his first winner, James McDonald is about to become the youngest person to be inducted to the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame. When his induction takes place at the HallRead more

Inductee Horse Tail Project

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 maintaiRead more

Changing of the guard at NZ Racing Hall of Fame

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.Read more

Linda Jones lends name to new retirement village

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 wasRead more

John Costello - Our patron and best supporter

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 NZ Racing Hall of Fame’s bestRead more

Entertaining evening with Hall of Fame legends

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 NZRead more

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

Sponsorship packages are available for induction events, held every two years. Click here to get in touch about being a sponsor.

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.