Tributes to harness racing legend Graeme Lang flowed today as news filtered that the brilliant horseman had passed.

Graeme, who died at age 87 and only three weeks after his famed son Gavin, is considered a Victorian harness racing immortal, having been both a Gordon Rothacker Medallist and a member of the Caduceus Club's Hall of Fame.

Pictured: Graeme Lang with late son Gavin after his last training win, the E B Cochran Trotters Cup at Ballarat. Picture: Stuart McCormick.

On RSN 927's edition of Gait Speed this morning, Dan Mielicki and Rob Auber joined Gareth Hall and spoke of the enormous influence 'Daddy' Lang had on the sport.

"It's such a huge loss to the harness racing industry," Mielicki said. "This last month has left a huge indentation. Graeme was a sage, he knew more about harness racing than I think the rest of us put together would know. He took pride in helping other people, he will be sadly missed."

Rob Auber said Graeme was a "mentor for so many people".

"He taught so much to so many people about horse care, animal welfare, how to get the best out of the horses. He was always about education, he was always about relaxing the horse and waiting for the horse to be ready to start racing at their optimal level. He was terrific at setting horses up for feature races. He's connected to so many great horses over so many years. He will be remembered as a legend of our sport."


Elsewere, Adam Hamilton delivered a tribute to Graeme Lang on Sky Racing:

And was among many in the harness racing community who took to Twitter to honour the late great horseman.

Harness Racing Victoria shared its condolences with Graeme Lang's many friends, family and fans in its vale at

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In his vale at the National Trotguide, Paul Courts has shared Graeme Lang's life in the trots, including the pony races down Warracknabeal's main street that begin it all.

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In his tribute at harnesslink, Terry Gange shares that "Graeme Lang was the complete horseman".

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