Record-breaking trainer Gary Hall Sr will shift his team headed by dual Inter Dominion champion Im Themightyquinn to Serpentine stables on Saturday.

Hall, nominated for _The West Australian _ Racing Industry Hall Of Fame 2012, is confident the move from a long-time Hazelmere base will boost his versatility.

"There's a 1000m fast-work circuit on the Serpentine property," Hall said.

"I'll train more young horses in future. We didn't have space on our Hazelmere land for a track which suited education of two and three-year-olds."

Six of the past seven Gloucester Park trainers' premierships have been won by Hall, who has set training records by winning six WA Pacing Cups and five Fremantle Cups.

He is among 35 nominees under consideration for induction to the hall of fame on Saturday week.

Hall, 63, was raised in Mount Lawley and his family did not have a racing link. He remembers, as a seven-year-old, being allowed by a milk delivery man to drive his cart horse for a few hundred metres.

As a reinsman, Hall opened his winning account with Russvic at Cunderdin in 1968.

His second winner was Plebette at Collie, almost three years later.

Hall's training and driving career took off with Zakara, who won 46 races in the early 1990s.

About 600 winners had been reined by Hall when he handed over stable driving duties to his son Gary Jr 11 years ago.

"My retirement from the sulky coincided with The Falcon Strike's emergence as our new stable star," Hall Sr said.

"Junior drove him to win the 2001 Country Cup and then a McInerney Ford 4YO Classic."

The Falcon Strike went on to win three WA Pacing Cups, two Fremantle Cups and two Australian Pacing Championships. He ran second in the 2004 Perth Inter Dominion Championship Final.

Hall Sr, who trained Tealsby Karita to win the 2007 WA Pacing Cup, bought Im Themightyquinn in New Zealand the following year.

"He was a hard puller, but we settled him with long, slow work," Hall said.

Im Themightyquinn is a winner of three Fremantle Cups, two WA Pacing Cups and an Auckland Cup in addition to his two Inters titles.

·WA greyhound racing's first major interstate winner, Mr Toewyte, is also a hall of fame nominee.

He won the 1978 National Sprint Championship in Adelaide.

Mr Toewyte, owned and trained by the late Margot Davey, set race records in the 1977 WA Derby and Sydney Young Stars Classic.

The West Australian

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