Bob Hoysted

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Robert Edward "Bob" Hoysted OAM (8 June 1925 – 9 May 2014) was an Australian racehorse trainer, best known for training the renowned sprinter Manikato.[1]

Hoysted was a member of an Australian racing dynasty, with his father Fred "Father" Hoysted and brother Bon Hoysted also trainers.[1] Bob and Bon assisted Father, who was seriously ill, with preparation of 1954 Melbourne Cup-winner Rising Fast.[2] Bob acquired his own trainers licence in 1956.

As well as Manikato, Hoysted also trained Rose of Kingston and Sydeston. Hoysted was a "driving force" behind the Australian Trainers Association (ATA), serving as federal president for over quarter of a century.[1]

He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1993 for "service to racehorse training and to the industrial welfare of trainers" and was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.[3][4] After retiring as a trainer, Hoysted retired to the regional Victorian city of Castlemaine.[2]

During World War II, Hoysted served in the Royal Australian Navy and was present on HMAS Warramunga in Tokyo Bay during the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on September 2, 1945.


  1. ^ a b c Bartley, Patrick (9 May 2014). "Bob Hoysted, one of Australia's finest trainers, dies, aged 88". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Howell, Stephen (2 September 2008). "Hoysted right at home with his champions in hall of fame". The Age. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Dunn, Adrian (1 September 2008). "Hall honour for Bob Hoysted". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hoysted, Robert Edward". It's an Honour. Australian Government. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 

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