Former Deloraine trainer Terry Roles has capped a successful 32-year career with induction into the Tasmanian Racing Hall Of Fame.
Roles was one of five inductees announced at the annual awards dinner in Hobart on Friday night.
The others included former leading jumps jockey Trevor Jones who is now 86 and lives in retirement at Longford.
It was an emotional occasion for Roles and his family as the popular racing identity has been battling motor neuron disease for almost two years.
Roles trained the winners of most of the major flat and jumps races in Tasmania and was regarded as one of the leading jumps trainers in Australia.
Hobart-born Jones is one of the unsung heroes of Tasmanian racing, having achieved most of his success in Victoria where he won several jumps jockeys' premierships.
The 2020 inductees were -
TERRY ROLES: Winner of more than 500 races from 1982 to 2014 including five Tasmanian Grand National Steeples. Major Tasmanian wins included Devonport Cup (twice), Tasmanian Derby, Gold Sovereign (twice) and Strutt Stakes (twice). Victorian wins included Australian Steeple, Ian McDonald Steeple and Galleywood Hurdle. Favourite horse Inchgower.
TREVOR JONES: Leading jumps jockey in Victoria in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Winner of VRC Grand National Steeple, VRC Grand National Hurdle, SA Grand National Hurdle and Tasmanian Grand National Steeple. Spent 25 years riding over jumps and also rode winners on the flat in Melbourne and WA.
ROSS FOURACRE: Secretary of the Hobart-based Tasmanian Racing Club from 1961 to 1983. Then served on the committee for six years including three years as treasurer. Awarded life membership in 1982 in recognition of his service to club and contribution to racing industry. Died in 2013.
SHEET ANCHOR: Tasmanian-bred winner of the 1885 Melbourne Cup. One of the more controversial winners of the big race as it was alleged his jockey hit runner-up Grace Darling over the head just before the finish line. However, there was no protest. Also won the 1884 Launceston Cup.
ANZAAS: Only horse to win the Launceston Cup, George Adams Stakes and Newnham Cup in the same year (1981), the first two in track record time. Campaigned at group 1 level in Melbourne where he won the Palace Welter at Caulfield and was placed in Moonee Valley Cup and Herbert Power Handicap.
Other award winners -
HORSES: Racemare or filly Mystic Journey; sire Wordsmith; juvenile sire Wordsmith; broodmare: God Bless Us.
PARTICIPANTS: Trainer Scott Brunton; jockey: Craig Newitt; apprentice Scarlet So.
SPECIAL AWARDS: Owner recognition Ron Riley; welfare Luella Meaburn; industry appreciation: Kathy Hill; on-camera performance Troy Baker; apprentice school encouragement Brandon Louis; TAN recognition David Adams.