Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Chris Waller
Image: AAP

The meteoric rise of Chris Waller will be acknowledged when the champion Sydney trainer is inducted into Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

In the decade since he trained his first Group One winner, Waller has dominated Sydney racing in the same way Hall of Fame legend Tommy Smith did during his career.

Waller has won the past seven Sydney premierships and Who Shot Thebarman’s win in last month’s Sydney Cup gave the New Zealand-born trainer his 81st Group One success.

He is also the trainer of Winx, the world’s highest-rated racehorse who has won a record-equalling three Cox Plates among her sequence of 25 successive victories.

Waller is also a New Zealand Hall of Fame inductee.

“Knowing my work has basically been done in Australia and to be noticed in Australia … I think it is very, very special (and) emotional,” Waller said.

“Premierships or big races that you win are very, very special and mean a lot at different times of your life or career.

“But to be inducted into the Hall of Fame is the best.”

Former jockeys Malcolm Johnston and WA (Billy) Smith as well as leading Hong Kong trainer John Size will also be inducted.

Johnston was Sydney’s champion jockey three times, the first as an apprentice during the 1975-76 season.

He is also celebrated for his association with Kingston Town, riding the modern-day turf great to 25 of his 30 victories.

Smith enjoyed a 40-year career as a lightweight jockey, winning the 1960 Melbourne Cup on Hi Jinx in the same season he won the Melbourne jockeys’ premiership.

Size trained out of Randwick before moving to Hong Kong for the 2001-02 season where he has been crowned champion trainer nine times.

Prominent racehorses to be recognised include Aquanita, a weight-for-age star of his era who won the 1962 Cox Plate.

The late Colin Hayes, already a member of the Hall of Fame, will join Phar Lap, Bart Cummings and Tommy Smith in receiving the highest possible accolade as a Legend of the Hall of Fame.

Hayes won 28 Adelaide and 13 Melbourne training premierships in an historic career that included 5333 winners.

The Australian Racing Hall of Fame induction will be held in Sydney on Friday night.

Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Queensland Cup results and replay – 2019

View the results and replay for the 2019 Queensland Cup. The Queensland Cup was raced at Eagle Farm racecourse on...

Melbourne Cup plans revealed for Lord Belvedere

Imported stayer Lord Belvedere will be given the opportunity to progress to bigger spring staying races after scoring a stylish...

Horse Racing Big Bets – 20/7/2019

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on the weekends horse racing around the...

Another former Star WA sprinter in The Everest

Owner Bob Peters is set to have two runners in the $14 million The Everest with Enticing Star announced as...

Tahlia Hope set for extended stay in hospital

Apprentice Tahlia Hope could remain in hospital for up to three weeks as she recovers from viral meningitis. Hope was...

Schillaci Stakes winner to gain entry into The Everest

The turf wars between Victoria and NSW appear to be softening with the winner of the Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield...

Trainer Ben Currie has ban reduced

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has had his disqualification on racing convictions further reduced while his criminal fraud charges have been...

Veteran trainer remains in critical condition

Veteran trainer Bruce Purcell remains in a critical condition, three days after being airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with serious...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2019 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.