Jockey Shane Dye’s standing as one of the nation’s all-time greats has been confirmed on Thursday with his induction into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame at a ceremony to be held at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra on Sunday, 9th March 2014.
The winner of more than 90 Group 1 races, Dye has claimed a suite of Australia’s most prestigious races including the 1989 Melbourne Cup on Tawriffic, four straight Golden Slipper wins (1989-1992) on Courtza, Canny Lad, Tierce and Burst, and the 1995 Cox Plate on Octagonal.
The champion of two Sydney metropolitan jockeys' premierships in the 1990s, Dye also rode in Hong Kong with great success – establishing himself as one of the best jockeys of the modern era.
Dye will be one of 10 racing icons honoured at the annual Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner, held for the first time in the nation’s capital.
Now in its 14th year, the Hall of Fame celebrates the colour and heritage of racing in Australia and acknowledges the heroes of the turf, both equine and human, who have achieved greatness throughout their careers.
(Source : www.thoroughbrednews.com.au)