Is there a horse or person that you think should be added to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2013? Someone that you think should carry the same recognition in Canadian horse racing as such racing icons as Northern Dancer, Somebeachsomewhere, John Campbell, or Sandy Hawley? You can have your say by submitting a nomination before March 6.
2013 marks a year of change for the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. In an effort to ensure that all horses and people who have made a significant impact on racing in Canada can be honoured by the hall, eligibility criteria have been updated, and two new categories are being introduced.
Now all those, both equine and human, regardless of whether they have Canadian connections, but have either raced in Canada or made a significant contribution to the betterment of racing in Canada can be nominated and in turn elected to the CHRHF.
The hall is also expanding the number of categories available for entry into the hall from 5 to 7. Veteran People will recognize those whose careers and impact on racing took place a minimum of 20 years ago. The Communicator category provides the opportunity to recognize those, either living or deceased, who have told the story of horse racing in Canada, This category will honour broadcasters, announcers, writers, photographers, etc. These two categories will be added on a rotational basis along with the existing Veteran Horses category. In 2013 both Veteran Horses and Communicators will be honoured as well as the existing categories of Male Horse, Female Horse, Builder, and People – Jockeys/Drivers/Trainers.
All nominations for inductees from both the Standardbred and Thoroughbred industries will be considered by the Nomination Committees as selected by the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Board of Directors. For complete eligibility information and nomination process click here
All public nominations are to be sent as a formal letter containing detailed information on the record and merits of each nominee along with the nominator’s contact information.
The deadline is 5:00 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2013 and nominations can be mailed, hand delivered, or emailed to:
Chair of the Nominating Committee
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame
555 Rexdale Blvd. P.O. Box 156
Toronto, ON M9W 5L2
The final list of the 2013 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Inductees will be announced on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
For more information on the 2013 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Nominations Process click here https://www.canadianhorseracinghalloffame.com/?page_id=115
For questions regarding Standardbred Nominations, please contact call Kathy Wade Vlaar 905-858-3060 ext. 207 or Darryl Kaplan at 241. Questions regarding Thoroughbred Nominations should be directed to Tom Cosgrove at, please call 416-675-3993 ext. 2113, or Jim Bannon at ext. 2454.
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is a not for profit organization dedicated to honoring the achievements of horses and people in the great sport of Thoroughbred and Standardbred Racing in Canada. We invite you to visit the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame located at the West Entrance of Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. For information on arranging a personal tour and/or an interview contact the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame by email firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-417-9404