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2021 U.S. Hall Of Fame Candidates

Published: December 1, 2020 4:45 pm ET

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The Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the slate of six candidates for election into the Hall of Fame.

The nominees are Andover Hall, Chapter Seven, Father Patrick, Mission Brief, Peaceful Way and Yankee Glide.

Standardbred horses are elected into harness racing’s Living Horse Hall of Fame by current members of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Six candidates will be presented to the Museum membership for consideration. Ballots were mailed to members the week of Thanksgiving and must be returned (postmarked) by Dec. 31, 2020. The three top vote getters will be inducted into the Living Horse Hall of Fame on Hall of Fame Day – July 4, 2021 – in Goshen, N.Y.

If you wish to participate in the Living Horse Hall of Fame election process and are not currently a Museum member, please contact the Museum to become a member.

In July 2018, the Board of Trustees of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame approved a revised set of Living Horse Hall of Fame eligibility criteria. Those criteria are as follows:

A racehorse must be retired from racing for two years and have had a drug-free career. In addition, racehorses must have been the winner of $2.5 million lifetime with two Dan Patch Awards or the winner of $3 million lifetime or named Dan Patch (U.S.) Harness Horse of the Year. Horses over the age of 12 that are still racing and meet the criteria are also eligible.

A race mare must be retired from racing for two years and have had a drug-free career. In addition, racem ares must have been the winner of $1.5 million lifetime with two Dan Patch Awards or the winner of $2.5 million lifetime or named Dan Patch (U.S.) Harness Horse of the Year. Mares over the age of 12 that are still racing and meet the criteria are also eligible.

Stallions must rank among the 10 all time leading money-winning sires at their gait or have sired at least 100 $200,000 winners, or have been a leading money-winning sire at his gait in three or more seasons.

Annually on March 1, a list of the broodmares that have produced two Dan Patch winners, two millionaires, or one Dan Patch winner and one millionaire will be assembled for the Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee to review. Committee members can also nominate a broodmare that does not meet the criteria. Each of the committee members votes for his or her top five broodmares, voting results are tabulated and the top two vote getters are elected to the Living Horse Hall of Fame.

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, N.Y., is temporarily closed to the public due to the pandemic. For information on the Museum, membership, special events, gift shop services and educational programs the Museum offers, please call (845) 294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com.

(Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame)


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