The Western Australian Racing Trainer’s Association congratulates Neville Parnham, Albert Jordan and Dan Morton’s Scenic Blast who were among seven thoroughbred inductees into the Western Australian Racing Industry Hall Of Fame held at the Perth Convention Centre on Saturday.
Neville Parnham won the trainer’s premiership a record 13 times and has progressed a long way since commencing his racing life as a jockey in Broome. He has trained more than 1600 winners and prepared more than 16,000 starters with his greatest triumphs consecutive Group 1 Kingston Town Classics, the Perth Cup and Karrakatta Plate.
Albert Jordan, born in Kalgoorlie in 1913, trained thoroughbreds in WA for over 40 years and headed the trainer’s premiership six times between 1950 and 1972. He was a flamboyant and charismatic figure who became a media personality in later years. He passed away in 2005 aged 93.
Scenic Blast was named Australian Horse of the Year and Australian Champion Sprinter in 2008/09, winning 3 Group 1 races in the space of six months including the Newmarket Handicap and Lightning Stakes at Flemington before travelling to the UK where he won the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. A winner of $2.122 million in prize money, Scenic Blast has now found a new niche by becoming the ambassador for RWWA’s Off the Track racehorse retirement program.
For a full list of inductees: www.waracinghalloffame.com.au