George Gath

1997 Inductee

 George was a master horseman and remains the only driver to win at Richmond, Ascot, Melbourne Showgrounds and Moonee Valley as well as the first person to win 300 races in Melbourne.

 He won six Victorian driving premierships, four Melbourne driving premierships, two Adelaide premierships and was beaten by a victory in a Sydney drivers’ premiership. In addition to this, George won four Melbourne and three Adelaide trainers’ premierships as well as training and driving Tara Meadow to record the first two minute mile in Victoria.

 

 George trained many great horses, including trotters Paddy McKinney, Bingen Redmond, Carlottas Pride and Delvin Dancer, while his best pacers were Joy’s John, Heroic Action, Gyro and Tara Meadow.

 

 In 2009 he was inducted into the VHRMA Hall of Fame and then in 2014 he was elevated to Legend status to join Gordon Rothacker and the great Maori's Idol.