ATC honours Racing Hall Of Fame inductees

The Australian Turf Club joins the national racing industry at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday in paying tribute to the latest inductees to the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame.

Four horses (Tie The Knot, Beau Vite, Red Anchor and Sailor’s Guide) two trainers (Les Bridge and Guy Walter), two jockeys (Darby McCarthy and Bill McLachlan) and two racing industry associates (Bob Charley AO and John Messara) will be formally inducted into the ARHOF at a ceremony in Adelaide this Friday.

As part of Saturday’s feature card at Rosehill Gardens, three races will be named in honour of the latest inductees:

• Multiple Sydney Group 1 winning champion galloper Tie The Knot;
• Legendary Royal Randwick and 2020 Everest-winning trainer Les Bridge;
• Prominent breeder and former Racing NSW Chairman John Messara.

The Australian Turf Club next month also hosts the third running of the Bob Charley AO Stakes at Royal Randwick in honour of the leading Sydney racing administrator and former AJC Chairman.

In February each year the ATC runs the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes – run on the same day as the Chipping Norton Stakes, a race won four times by the trainer’s champion Tie The Knot.

The Club also named a race in honour of jockey Darby McCarthy this year following his passing with further plans to ensure his memory is acknowledged each year on a raceday.

Australian Turf Club Executive General Manager of Racing and Wagering James Ross said: “The Australian Turf Club acknowledges and congratulates all inductees into the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame and joins the racing industry this Saturday in celebrating their achievements.”

Racing returns to Rosehill Gardens this Saturday with the Australian Turf Club hosting the traditional second day of the Scone Cup Carnival meeting.

Rosehill hosts racing on Saturday, picture ThoroughbredNEWS