Life Members


Congratulations to the Honorary Life Members of NZTROF!

AGM 2023

  • Allan Fenwick (Manawatu) - bio to come

AGM 2021

  • Tony Lyndon (Hawkes Bay) - see below
  • Neil Miller (Auckland) - click for bio
  • Neil Oldfield (Wanganui) - bio to come

Tony has been involved with the Hawkes Bay branch since 1962, joining the committee soon after. He held the role of President for several decades (1989-2020) and was the Hawkes Bay Delegate to NZTROF until 2020. He continues to contribute to the Bulletin with news from the Hawkes Bay Region. 

Originally from Hastings, he did a stint as an apprentice jockey in Auckland, becoming foreman when he got too heavy. He then moved back to Hastings to take a job as foreman for another stable, riding work for local trainers. He then became a trainer in his own right and got involved in breeding. Once married, he worked selling office equipment, alongside managing his horses and a snooker room he had purchased (with punting profits!) Next up was a spell as a stud manager in Matamata, assisted by his wife. They had three young kids by this stage; it was hard work managing everything.  

The family returned to Hastings and managed the Windsor Park Motor Camp for nearly three decades before retiring.

Tony is active in his community, having been involved previously in Kiwanis and currently in Rebus (an offshoot of Probus).

Racing is Tony’s passion and he is a member of the Hawkes Bay Jockey Club. He also served on the Hawkes Bay District Committee, who were tasked with approving or declining Trainers Licences which was subsequently done by NZTR when it took over from NZ Racing Conference.

In addition to horses Tony has trained, bred and owned in the past, including Just Tommy (a horse described as “dangerous”, he won his first race), Tony has more recently enjoyed success racing Carnaby, and has a new gelding, a half to Addictive Habit, who will hopefully be racing soon.

Tony’s grandfather was a jockey, winning his first race as a 12-year-old at Hastings. His daughter Maree is part of racing history, being a highly successful jockey and the first woman to ride in a Melbourne Cup (1987).

At the Racing Owner/Breeder Awards in 2014 Tony was awarded the Horlicks Salver for outstanding contribution to racing in Hawkes Bay; a fine achievement.

We congratulate Tony on becoming an Honorary Life Member of NZTROF at the 2021 AGM. 

Info to come


Auckland Regional Association

  • Mr Neil Miller, Auckland (2021)
  • Mrs B P George, Auckland
  • Mrs Joan Palmer, Auckland

Waikato/BOP Regional Association

  • Mrs Jenny Cowan, Cambridge

Manawatu Regional Association

  • Mr Allan Fenwick, Marton (2022)
  • Mr David Collins, New Plymouth
  • Mr M E Griffin, Palmerston North
  • Mr R S Leader, Palmerston North

Whanganui/Taranaki Regional Association

  • Mr Neil Oldfield, Marton (2021)
  • Mr Dave Brophy, Opunake
  • Mr Ron Stanley, Opunake
  • Mr James Talbot, Whanganui
  • Mrs Janice Webster, Whanganui

Hawkes Bay Regional Association 

  • Mr Tony Lyndon, Hastings (2021)
  • Mr John Jenkins, Hastings
  • Mr Peter Kitson, Napier
  • Mr Dave Tuck, Havelock North