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Last Day For Hall Of Fame Nominations

Published: February 24, 2016 11:46 am ET

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. The public is invited to participate in the nomination of horses and people who have made a significant contribution to Canadian horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2016.

Since the inaugural class of people and horses were inducted in 1976, there are now over 450 honoured members in the CHRHF.

Is there a horse or person that you think should be added to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2016? Someone who should join such racing icons as Northern Dancer, Somebeachsomewhere, John Campbell, or Sandy Hawley?

You can have your say by submitting a nomination by 5:00 pm EST, Wednesday March 2 in any of the following categories:

  • MALE HORSE: Stallions or geldings whose contribution to Canadian racing occurred in the past 20 years.

  • FEMALE HORSE: Mares whose contribution to Canadian racing occurred in the past 20 years.

  • VETERAN HORSE: Horses whose careers have been concluded for 20 years, but less than 50 years.

  • PERSON: Trainers, Drivers, Jockeys.

  • BUILDERS: Includes, but not limited to Breeders, Owners, Officials, and others.

  • COMMUNICATORS: Includes, but not limited to writers, broadcasters, photographers, announcers.

  • VETERAN PERSON: Trainers, Drivers, Jockeys whose careers have been concluded for 20 years, but less than 50 years.

New for 2016 is that all nomination submissions must be made using the form available on the CHRHF website. Form may also be obtained by contacting [email protected]. Complete eligibility criteria may be found here.

The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, March 2.

For further information, or to submit a completed nomination form, contact:

Standardbred Nominations:

Darryl Kaplan, Standardbred Nomination Chair,
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame
1-2150 Meadowvale Blvd.,
Mississauga, ON L5N 6R6
P: 905-858-3060 (Ext. 241)
F: 905-858-3089
E: [email protected]

Thoroughbred Nominations:

Tom Cosgrove, Thoroughbred Nomination Chair,
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame
555 Rexdale Blvd., P.O. Box 156
Toronto, ON M9W 5L2
P: (416) 213-2113
E: [email protected]

Nominations forms may also be submitted to:

Linda Rainey, Managing Director
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame
P: (416) 417-9404
E: [email protected]

All submissions will be carefully considered by the Nominating Committee and if approved, presented to the Election Committee for voting by secret ballot.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016 5:00 p.m. EST.
The final list of the 2016 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Inductees will be announced on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

The 2016 Induction Gala will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

We invite you to visit the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame located at the west entrance of Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Additional information about the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is available at canadianhorseracinghalloffame or by contacting [email protected] or 416-417-9404.

(CHRHF)


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