James White was one of the most successful owner/breeders in Australian
racing and tonight he was inducted into the country's Racing Hall of Fame in Melbourne.
He established the famous Segenhoe Stud in the Hunter Valley and his
horses won many of the nation's biggest races including two Melbourne Cups, six VRC
Derbies and five AJC Derbies.
His most famous horse was probably Martini Henry which remarkably won
the VRC Derby and Melbourne Cup at its first two starts.
James White also served two terms as the
Chairman of the AJC.
Born in 1828 White died in 1890 after a
life long interest in the racing industry.