The Australian Greyhound Racing Association introduced its Group Racing Hall of Fame in 1998. Tenthill Doll and Flying Amy two modern day superstars of the Australian Greyhound Racing Scene were the inaugural inductees.
Nominations for the Hall of Fame status are considered at Annual General Meetings of the AGRA . To be eligible for nomination, greyhounds must have won at least four Group races, at least two of which must have been at Group 1 level. Greyhounds must have officially completed their racing career prior to nomination.
In the year 2000, AGRA elected to broaden its criteria for Hall of Fame entry by providing for honorary access for greyhounds which raced prior to 1990 (the starting point of AGRA’s Group racing format). Greyhounds inducted via the honorary route are also subject to prior nomination to the AGRA Annual General Meeting and are required to have a race winning record of the highest order. Immortals Chief Havoc, Zoom Top and Highly Blessed were the first honorary inductees in 2000.
Up until 2008, Hall of Fame induction was only afforded to greyhounds based on racing performances. At the August 2007 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Greyhound Racing Association it was agreed that the 2007 Greyhound Of The Year award would also include a presentation of a Trainer Hall of Fame inductee and various other levels of induction could also be added to the Hall of Fame. The criteria for these awards was further refined and endorsed at the August 2008 Annual General Meeting.
The full list of Inductees of the Hall of Fame is listed below. Click on the link for a written tribute to each one. The tributes are written by various authors both on their own and some in collaboration. They are Neil Brown, Greg Fahey, Brenton Scott, David Brasch, Gary Guccione, Dennis Wyndham and Michael Sharkie.