(1955 - 2014) | Inducted in 2021
Image: Bradley Photographers
Guy Walter trained more than 1,300 winners from his Sydney stables, including 35 at Group 1 level. Sharscay’s win in the 1995 Caulfield Guineas marks the first, but Walter’s name will always be synonymous with 13 times Group 1 winner and 1999-2000 Australian Champion Stayer, Tie The Knot. Further Group 1 success was achieved with sprinter Spinning Hill, Defier, Patezza and Australian Oaks winner Streama.
Born in Mudgee, Walter learned his craft as a stablehand for several trainers, including Bart Cummings. He officially graduated to the training ranks in 1979, setting up base at Berry before relocating to Warwick Farm in 1985. His skill, integrity and modesty earned the respect of his peers.
"He demanded a lot of himself and as his owners we are the ones who have benefited...It was the foundation he gave his horses that showed his brilliance" - Sandy Tait (Source)
In tribute to Guy Walter, trainer Chris Waller named his stables at Warwick Farm "Tie the Knot" in 2015. Guy who was perhaps best known for his success with Tie the Knot, had trained out of Warwick Farm for over 30 years. A plaque at the stables reads "Tie the Knot - in memory of Guy Walter"