A former jockey and legendary trainer Angus Armanasco as expected was
tonight inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in Melbourne.
After a highly successful career as a jockey in Perth, Angus Armanasco
was to leave his mark on racing as an outstanding trainer in Victoria over many decades.
As the Melbourne trainer for Stanley Wootton, Angus had considerable
success with the Star Kingdom line with horses such as Biscay, Bletchingly, The Judge,
True Version and Zeditave.
He won the Victorian Trainers' Premiership seven times and his big race
wins included three Blue Diamond Stakes (Tolerance, Forina and Zeditave) and a Golden
Slipper (Full on Aces).
He retired in 1998 and is honoured by the running of the Group 2 Angus
Armanasco Stakes at Caulfield during the autumn.