The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients
Senior Australian of the Year
2019 VIC Senior Australian of the Year Nominee
Mr Graham SalisburyState: Victoria
As advocates for the racing industry, Graham Salisbury and his horse Subzero dedicate their retirement to visiting hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices. Recognising the healing effects of equine therapy, the pair have spent the past ten years bringing joy to thousands of children and adults living with illness and disability.
Graham Salisbury and racing horse Subzero (Subbie) have been together through thick and thin.
After working in racing for 40 years as Clerk of Course, Graham adopted the 1992 Melbourne Cup
winner, so they could enjoy retirement together.
Rather than relaxing, Graham and Subbie are committed advocates for Racing Victoria and the sport
they love, visiting primary schools in Melbourne to educate students about career opportunities and
Recognising the healing effects of equine therapy, Graham has also spent the past ten years visiting
hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices with Subbie – bringing joy to thousands of children and adults
living with illness and disability.
Although Graham is himself battling cancer, the pair are tireless in their efforts to raise money for
charity and make a positive difference in the aged and special needs communities. Their dedication
has been recognised across Australia and internationally, with invitations to appear at Crown Casino
and global events such as the Dubai World Cup.