Sir Adrian Knox is widely regarded as one of the greatest-ever administrators of Australian racing.
Knox was Chairman of the Australian Jockey Club from 1906 to 1919 and during this period he was responsible for the introduction of many revolutionary changes. One of his biggest achievements was the introduction of the totalisator at Randwick, an innovation which soon spread to all other major race clubs across the country.
Knox raced many horses during his time in racing including the 1910 Sydney Cup winner, Vavasor. His memory is preserved with the annual running of the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes at Randwick.
Image source: Australian Racing Museum Collection