Hall Of Fame History

The Jamaica Racing Commission takes great pleasure in announcing the institution of a Hall of Fame of Thoroughbred Racing in Jamaica in which honour will be given to persons, institutions, racehorses, stallions and broodmares who have either retired from racing or have served racing in Jamaica for over 25 years and whose outstanding service have enriched the sport of horse racing in their time and inspired generations afterwards.

Awards will be determined by the Hall of Fame Trust, comprising members of the Commission, representatives of the media and persons interested in horse racing, and will be announced annually.

Awards in the inaugural year 1980 will not be restricted in number as selections will span the entire recorded history of horse racing in Jamaica. These will be announced at a Pre-Derby-Day Luncheon being hosted by the Commission at the Terra Nova Hotel on Friday, 4th July, 1980, and will be supplemented in later years by Awards determined by the Hall of Fame Trust, as constituted at the time in their absolute discretion, but always subject to and in conformity with the Guidelines of Eligibility for Awards, as prescribed in the Trust Deed.

For the purposes of the Ceremony of Inauguration of the Hall of Fame, the names and brief citations of the Persons and Horses initially selected will be recorded. These presentations will, however, be supplemented by more detailed citations relating to each award and each such citation will appear on the wall of the HALL OF FAME inscribed under Photographs, painting or other medium in a style and manner best designed to do honour to the Awardees and their spectacular and unique contributions to Horseracing in Jamaica in their time.

Hon. Edward Seaga , Sir John Mordecai, Keith Brent-Harris (Commissioner)
Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Unpl
1. MR. ANTHONY THOMAS 87 51 46 42 30 23 69
2. MR. DANE NELSON 58 41 42 25 18 18 54
3. MR. DICK CARDENAS NIETO 41 44 26 38 30 30 85
4. MR. DANE DAWKINS 33 29 35 26 27 23 91
5. MR. SHANE ELLIS 22 20 15 18 13 11 48
6. MR. TEVIN FOSTER 24 33 34 29 35 34 81
7. MR. OMAR WALKER 22 28 21 19 15 18 37
8. MR. OSHANE NUGENT 23 20 18 12 11 11 32
9. MR. CHRISTOPHER MAMDEEN 18 27 30 25 23 17 81
10. MR. YOUVILLE PINNOCK 26 17 23 14 27 13 78