Newcastle & Hunter Racing Hall of Fame

The Newcastle & Hunter Racing Hall of Fame has hit the ground galloping with the 2019 nominations now open in the categories of  horses, trainers, jockeys and associates.

Following on from the success of the 2017 inaugural  inductions at Newcastle Racecourse, Hall of Fame Chairman Brian Judd said the  concept had achieved its purpose to shine the light on the regions rich racing history and heritage.

“We are excited to again recognise the extraordinary contribution   that associates, trainers, jockeys and racehorses made to the Newcastle and Hunter region and the wider Australian thoroughbred industry,” Mr. Judd said.

Joining industry stalwart and driving force behind the Hall of Fame,  Gary Harley, on the Selection Panel again this year will be, NJC Vice Chairman Brian Judd, Greg Radley, Ray Thomas and  Sam North. All committee members are recognised for their knowledge of the industry and are conversant with the thoroughbred racing industry in the Newcastle region.

Inductees will be announced during a Gala Luncheon at the Newcastle Race Meeting on Tuesday 7 May 2019 and honoured with a plaque to be placed in the soon to be  completed “ Walk of Fame” garden” at Newcastle Racecourse.

Tickets for the Luncheon are $140 per person or $1,400 for a table of ten. To book online go to

Nominations close on Monday 1 April 2019 at 9.00am and can be lodged at

Nominations that were lodged in 2017 will stand and again be considered.

For further details,  contact Michael Buckley, 0478 237 722 or