Sue Leslie

Hall of Fame Inductee, 2020

Thoroughbred Builder

Sue Leslie has dedicated the better part of her life to the sport of horseracing  — breeding, owning and training thoroughbred horses in Ontario for almost 40 years.   Positions she has held, both past and current include President/Chair of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protection Society of Ontario, President/Chair of Ontario Horse Racing Industry Alliance, Director on the Avelino Gomez Memorial Foundation, Director of LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society, as well as being a member of the Jockey Club of Canada and Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society.   Leslie has been a proponent for horsepeople across all facets of the industry.  She was involved in establishing Ontario Racing, with which she is a currently a Director and member of the Executive.  Her years of experience and knowledge have proven vital in programs and initiatives to sustain the industry — ranging from assistance with government negotiations following the cancellation of the slots-at-racetrack program to ensuring the viability of racing at Fort Erie Race Track. In 2011 Leslie was honoured with a special Sovereign Award for her dedicated work and she continues to be a strong leader and a devoted advocate.