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T. J. Smith : 24-May-2013
T. J. Smith : 24-May-2013
Photographs supplied by David Evans OAM

The statue commemorates horse trainer T. J. Smith who dominated Sydney racing for four decades.  

Thomas John Smith MBE (3 September 1916 – 2 September 1998) also known as Tommy Smith or T. J. Smith was a leading trainer of thoroughbred racehorses based in Sydney, Australia.

Inducted into the Australian Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in 2001 and elevated to Legend status in 2012, Smith dominated Sydney racing for over three decades, winning the Sydney Trainers' Premiership every year between 1953 and 1985. His notable feats as a horse trainer included two Melbourne Cups, four Caulfield Cups, seven W.S. Cox Plates, six Golden Slippers and thirty five Australian derbies. 

T. J. Smith also holds the world record for the most number of group one horse racing wins at 279.


Address:Alison Road, Royal Randwick Racecourse, Randwick, 2031
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.906389
Long: 151.229444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Artist:Tanya Bartlett (Newcastle, NSW)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 3rd April, 2007
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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