THREE former St Patrick's College students will join the esteemed ranks of Legends of the College tonight.
Horse racing identities Robert Smerdon and Patrick Payne, as well as Bishop Brian Finnigan will all be inducted as legends at a gala dinner in Melbourne.
They will join a long list of renowned exports from the college, including Cardinal George Pell, former Premier Steve Bracks, Brownlow medallists Brian Gleeson and John James, Olympic medallists Anthony Edwards and James Marburg and marathon runner Steve Moneghetti.
Acting headmaster at St Patrick's College, Chris Caldow, said the three inductees had made significant contributions to the college and had outstanding careers in their field.
"To be acclaimed as a legend of St Patrick's College is a stunning achievement," he said.
"These three men fully deserve the accolades, which will be heaped upon them as legends, and we remain eternally grateful for their contributions towards the fine history and excellence at St Patrick's."
Bishop Finnigan attended the college in the 1960s and currently serves as Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane.
Smerdon and Payne have both become big names in the racing industry as successful trainers.