Welcome to Australian Racing Records.
It is our aim to make this area the home of Australian racing statistics For too long, the deeds of past and present greats of the Australian racing industry have not received the recognition they deserve.
With the help of other racing enthusiasts and racing bodies it is our intention to collate as much material and information on past champions and participants as possible to make the area a valuable racing resource and reference for all involved in our great industry.
Some of the charts here are dedicated to the memory of the late Warwick Hobson.
Warwick worked for Turf Monthy and during his career was the “backbone” of the magazine preparing many racing articles on a wide range of topics.
With the kind permission of Australian Turf Monthly some of his articles have already been reproduced in Past And Present on this site. We hope to reproduce many more in the months ahead.
However Warwick was also well known for his record keeping and production of racing statistics. All of Warwick’s records were hand compiled well before the advent of computers and electronic data bases.
In the early days, many in the racing industry relied entirely upon Warwick’s lists as the definitive source of various racing statistics.
Ray Thomas (Chief Racing Editor for the Daily Telegraph) and myself decided Warwick’s efforts should not be lost to Australian racing.
We have republished his Group One lists for Trainers and Jockeys and will keep them up-to-date.
The task for Ray and I will be much easier than Warwicks as we have access to computer data bases!
Andrew Reichard, Publisher of the respected breeding magazine Bloodhorse Review has also thrown his support behind the project. We will also be re-publishing an extensive Group One race analysis undertaken by Peter Tonkes a few years back.for Bloodhorse Review.
Ray and I welcome any assistance in making this area the ultimate Australian racing resource.
All contributions will be gratefully accepted.