Bob Hoysted belongs to one of Australia's best known racing families. Hoysted began his career working for his illustrious father, trainer Fred Hoysted, before branching out on his own as a public trainer in 1956.
He prepared many fine horses during the succeeding 20 years but none better than the great Manikato. In 1978, Hoysted took over the training of Manikato after the death of his brother Bon.
Over the next five seasons, Manikato won five William Reid Stakes, the Marlboro Cup, Caulfield Guineas, three C.F. Orr Stakes, four Futurity Stakes, two George Ryder Stakes, the Doomben 10,000, and the Queen Elizabeth Cup at Caulfield in the presence of the Queen in 1981. Other outstanding horses trained by Hoysted were River Rough, which won two Pure Pak (now Salinger) Stakes and two Lightning Stakes; Rose of Kingston, winner of the AJC Champagne Stakes, VRC Oaks, AJC Derby and SAJC Derby; VRC Oaks winner, Spirit of Kingston; Blue Diamond Stakes winners Aare and Love A Show; as well as Sydeston, winner of the Caulfield Cup, Moonee Valley Cup and Sandown Cup.
Hoysted also made an outstanding contribution to the racing industry as President of the Australian Trainers' Association for 12 years.
Hoysted was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008.