Ray Adcock first 'human' Hall of Fame inductee

GRNZ Hall of Fame

The New Zealand Greyhound Racing Association Hall of Fame was introduced in 2008 (its centenary year) to formally celebrate and acknowledge the champions of the sport of Greyhound Racing in New Zealand. The inaugural inductees were Misty Anna and Cecilia Lloyd. The Hall of Fame 2010 saw the first person inducted into the Hall of Fame with champion trainer Ray Adcock receiving the honour. All Hall of Fame greyhounds and members are displayed at the GRNZ head office in Petone. Each Hall of Fame greyhound and member is presented with a specially-made collar to commemorate their induction.  

2020 Hall of Fame inductees: 

Hifi Allegro (bitch)

(Brett Lee x Hot Treasure)
Owned by Neville Robson
Trained by Brendon Cole
135 Races, 88 Wins
Total Stakes $149,414

Sergio (dog)

(Collision x Tarawi Tess)
Owned by Gary Harding & Lorraine Atchison
Trained by Gary Harding
50 Races, 22 Wins
Total Stakes $128,485

Dyna Vikkers (dog)

(Barcia Bale x Crystin Bale)
Owned by Brendan Wheeler
Trained by Craig Roberts
57 Races, 33 Wins
Total Stakes $226,925

Shorty Bijou (dog)

(Spanish Bijou x Lady Rushton)
Owned by Mike & Wendy Lelliott
Trained by Mike Lelliott
104 Races, 35 Wins
Total Stakes $70,368

2019 Hall of Fame inductee

Winsome Ashley (bitch)

(Hallucinate x Winsome Dollars)
Raced by Pave the Way Syndicate
Trained by Jean and Dave Fahey
30 Races, 21 Wins
Total Stakes $114,591

2018 Hall of Fame inductees

Thrilling Brat (dog)

(Hallucinate x Thrilling Faith)
Raced by Gary and Linda Harding
Trained by Karen Walsh
Greyhound of the Year 2012/2013
54 Races, 27 Wins
Total Stakes $228,243 (including Australian stakes)

Thayne Green

Thayne Green was instrumental in and oversaw the introduction of full TAB betting for the greyhound code, which occurred in 1981. Thayne served terms on the Boards of AGRC, GRNZ, TAB, NZRIB and NZRB. He has owned and trained Group 1 winners, including three Silver Collar winners. The first of the Silver Collar winners came in 1979 when Irene Close trained Go Your Halves to victory at the Mt Smart Stadium. He trained Steiny Blue (1988) and Brydie Girl (1989) to their Silver Collar wins. Green continues to maintain a steady stream of winners from his Airfield Road property in Takanini.

2017 Hall of Fame inductees

Little Mother (bitch)

(Big Daddy Cool x Zilla)
Raced by G. Sciberras
Trained by Lisa Ahern 
Greyhound of the Year 2010/2011
132 Races, 85 Wins (64.4%)
Total Stakes $377,751

Samuel Fletcher

Sam was a life member of both Greyhound Racing New Zealand and the Auckland Greyhound Club. His involvement in greyhound racing turned into a lifetime commitment which shaped the future of greyhound racing in this country to the level that we all enjoy today.  Sam led the successful campaign for totalizator betting on the greyhound code, finally introduced in 1977.  He was also key in sourcing the Auckland club's current racing venue, Manukau Stadium.  Sam is the author of the book "From Drag Hare Paddock to Bramich Hare Stadium" a comprehensive history of NZ greyhound racing dating back to the earlier coursing days from 1887 through to 2000.  (Sam is pictured top right).

Previous inductees

2013 saw 3 new inductions into the Greyhound Racing Hall of Fame.

Nancy Cobain

Champion trainer and administrator, Nancy Cobain passed away on May 7 2006.  Over a five decade period Nancy trained the winners of 5 Duke of Edinburgh Silver Collars while she was also an excellent administrator having been involved in local club and national association level.

Thrilling Sam (dog)

(Token Prince x Classy Clara)
Raced by Gary Harding and Trained by Bill Hodgson
90 starts. 32 wins, 35 placings
Total Stakes $118,247

Mega Legend (dog)

(Wendy's Legend x Rock's Nox)
Raced by Adrianne Charters and Peter Fenemor and Trained by Ray Adcock
75 starts. 34 wins, 25 placings
Total Stakes $78,232

Click here to view the DVD presentation of the 2013 Hall of Fame inductees

Misty Anna (bitch)

(Wendy's Legend x Wingatui Lass)
Whelped December 1988Retired September 1993
Owned and trained by John and May Wilson
113 starts, 59 wins, 32 placings
Total stakes $115,777
"The greatest greyhound ever seen in the sport's 120 year history is Misty Anna." Sam Fletcher, 2002.

Cecilia Lloyd (dog)

(Farloe Melody x Cecilia Bale)
Whelped May 1999 
Retired September 2003
Owned by Pellet Christmas Syndicate
Trained by John McInerney
88 starts, 45 wins, 23 placings
Total stakes $138,314
"Cecilia Lloyd is the complete champion with fast box speed, great stamina, and a will to win." Geoff Pellett, 2003

Rummo (dog)

(Zeal x Notable Yazz)
Whelped March 1994
Retired 1996
Owned by Rummo Syndicate
Trained by J B Hastie
18 starts, 16 wins, 1 placings
Total stakes $15,276 

Miss Cutie (bitch)

(Tungston Torque x Keyed Up)
Whelped November 1989
Retired 1994
Owned and Trained by D W Mathews
66 starts, 32 wins, 15 placings
Total stakes $50,252 

Cool Tee Jay (bitch)

(Chariot Of Gods x Silent Jewel)
Whelped December 1990
Retired 1994
Owned by A D Coull, R E Coull and T A Jones
Trained by A D Coull
57 starts, 37 wins, 12 placings
Total stakes $75,009

Tivoli Tom (dog)

(Laderin Boy x Satan's Puppet)
Whelped December 1989
Retired 1994
Owned by Counties Syndicate
Trained by
60 starts, 28 wins, 14 placings
Total stakes $ 46,552



Misty Anna   Cecilia Lloyd   Little Mother

                         Misty Anna                                                                                 Cecilia Lloyd                                                                        Little Mother