Celebrating New Zealand’s
Elite Thoroughbred Champions

Latest News

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

Sir James Fletcher, a gentleman of racing and breeding

One of the true gentlemen of the thoroughbred world is to be honoured with induction to the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame. Sir James Fletcher, industrialist, philanthropist, thoroughbred breeder,Read more

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 recognised 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

Our Sponsors

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. 

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.

2021 Inductee Sponsors