The Living Horse Hall of Fame committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the selections for the 2020 broodmare inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame.
Danae 3,1:54.2 ($529,099) and Precious Beauty p,2,1:53.3 ($112,842) were elected.
Precious Beauty’s offspring (here) include 2009 Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year and 2010 North America Cup winner, world champion Sportswriter p,3,1:48.3 ($1,566,460); 2013 Two-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year and Shes A Great Lady winner, world champion Precocious Beauty p,1:50.1 ($838,004) and 2018 Three Diamonds winner Prescient Beauty p,2,1:50.4 ($464,250).
Danae and Precious Beauty will be inducted on Hall of Fame Day, which is tentatively planned for Sunday, July 5, 2020. The ceremonies honouring these extraordinary Standardbred broodmares will take place during the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame’s annual dinner. For information on the Hall of Fame weekend and other festivities surrounding this important occasion, visit www.harnessmuseum.com from April 2020 onward or call or write the museum at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. Phone: 845-294-6330.
Standardbred broodmares are eligible for nomination to harness racing’s highest accolade only if they comply with the following strict criteria:
Annually on March 1, a list of living broodmares that have produced two Dan Patch winners, or two millionaires, or one Dan Patch winner and one millionaire are assembled for the Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee to review. Committee members can also nominate a broodmare that does not meet those 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.
(Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame)