Induction into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame is the industry's highest accolade. Only the greats of Australian thoroughbred racing earn a place in this exclusive club.
Chris Waller, is one of 10 racing stars who today will be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.
Waller arrived from New Zealand as a young visiting trainer in 2000, and very quickly made his mark on Australian racing. He trained his first Group 1 winner in 2008 (Triple Honour in the Doncaster) and by season 2010-11 he was the premier Sydney trainer, a position he has held since. By the end of season 2016-17 Waller had trained more than 75 Group 1 winners nationally, most famously Winx, triple Cox Plate winner, the horse of her generation.
The Australian Racing Hall of Fame welcomes its 2018 inductees, four horses (Abercorn, Poitrel, Aquanita, and Karasi), two jockeys (W.A. ‘Billy’ Smith, and Malcolm Johnston), two trainers (John Size and Chris Waller) and two associates (George Watson and Sir Edward Deas Thomson) to the esteemed list of inductees.
The Australian Racing Hall of Fame’s highest honour, elevation to Legend status, will this year be bestowed on trainer and inaugural Hall of Fame inductee, Colin Hayes. Hayes joins the elite company of Phar Lap, Bart Cummings, Scobie Breasley, Makybe Diva, Tommy Smith, Carbine, and George Moore
Among the first Hall of Fame inductees in 2001 were Carbine, Phar Lap, Kingston Town, Bart Cummings, Colin Hayes, Tommy Smith, Scobie Breasley, Roy Higgins, George Moore, Bill Collins, Chester Manifold and Banjo Paterson.
LegendsIn 2007, Phar Lap became the first to be elevated to the status of Legend, followed by Bart Cummings in 2008, Scobie Breasley in 2009, Makybe Diva in 2010, T.J Smith in 2012, Carbine in 2013 and George Moore in 2015.
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