Champion Woodlands homebred Lonhro was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in Canberra on Sunday evening.
Lonhro won 26 races ranging in distance from 1100m to 2000m including 11 at Group 1 level. From an early age Lonhro showed signs of following in the footsteps of his famous father Octagonal – a 2012 Hall of Fame inductee.
Lonhro was one of 10 racing icons honoured at the annual Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner which was held for the first time in the nation’s capital. Three other equine champions were immortalised – Rain Lover (Latin Lover) and NZ breds Dulcify (Decies) & Surround (Sovereign Edition).
This year’s inductees join the existing 142 Hall of Fame members which include equine champions Phar Lap (NZ), Makybe Diva (GB) and Black Caviar (Aus) along with human heroes Scobie Breasley, Roy Higgins, Bart Cummings, Colin Hayes, Jim Houlahan, Gai Waterhouse and Inglis family.
The 2014 Hall of Fame inductees are:
Horses: Dulcify, Lonhro, Rain Lover, Surround
Jockeys: Shane Dye, Jim Munro
Trainers: Frank Dalton, Leon Macdonald
Associates: Eric Welsh, Tait family
Chairman’s Award: Subzero