(1905 - 1985) - Inducted in 2012
Aaron Treve ‘Tommy' Woodcock was a Group 1 winning trainer. However, he has been nominated in the Associates category due to his role in the promotion of Australian Racing whilst strapper of Phar Lap.
Born in 1905, Tommy Woodcock was apprenticed as a jockey at twelve but became a strapper after becoming too tall to continue riding. Phar Lap's trainer Harry Telford asked Tommy to become Phar Lap's full time strapper.
On Phar Lap's trip to America Tommy become Phar Lap's trainer. Upon returning to Australia he was licensed as a horse trainer where he worked until the age of 78. With Reckless he won the Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane Cups in the one year (1977).
In 1979 Woodcock was awarded an MBE for his services to racing. He died at Yarrawonga in 1985.
Tommy Woodcock was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2012.
Induction into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame is the industry's highest accolade.
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