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Bob Skelton
Inducted in 1995
During a career crammed with honours, Bob Skelton rode 2129 winners. His first two-mile winner was Lancaster in the 1954 Great Autumn Handicap and 30 years later, he was still among the leading jockeys.
Sporting Category:
  • Thoroughbred racing
Skelton’s greatest win was when he rode Van Der Hum to win the Melbourne Cup in 1976, but there were many other stunning triumphs, including five Wellington Cups, two Auckland Cups and three New Zealand Cups. He won the riders’ premiership in New Zealand nine times.

Skelton was based in Australia later in his career and when he retired from riding, he continued successfully as a trainer.

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