The Class of 2015 poses for a group photo.
Mine That Bird co-owner Dr. Leonard Bloch is presented the award for the Kentucky Derby’s induction into the CHRHF from Peter Lamantia, co-breeder of “Bird”.
John Lamers, owner of J Cs Nathalie with his wife Mary Lamers
Driver Bill Gale
Art Zubrod representing Ar.tsplace
Jim Bannon and Greg Blanchard detail the live auction items to the audience.
The late Robert Anderson was represented by his daughter Jessica Anderson Buckley and son David Anderson, seen here receiving the ring signifying their father’s induction as a Thoroughbred Builder from Hall of Famer Mark Frostad and his wife Pam Frostad.
Thoroughbred Communicator inductee Jim Bannon receives his ring from Lou Cauz, Director Emeritus, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame
H. Charles Armstrong was represented by his wife Lenore and daughters, Jennifer Armstrong McGregor, Caroline Armstrong Smith and Nancy Armstrong Olvey. The presentation was made by Paula Wellwood.
Leah Cheverie and Art Zubrod accept the Induction award for Artsplace from the horse’s trainer Bob McIntosh
Jockey Stewart Elliott receives his Hall of Fame from fellow Hall of Famer, Sandy Hawley.
Driver Bill Gale receives his Hall of Fame ring from fellow Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh.
Tables set and awaiting guests to arrive.
Dr. Leonard Bloch, co-owner of Mine that Bird re-counts the journey of the Kentucky Derby winner.
David Anderson speaking about his late father Robert Anderson, with sister Jessica watching on.
A standing ovation for Jim Bannon.
Communicator inductee Jim Bannon.
Lenore Armstrong thanks the Hall for inducting her husband H. Charles Armstrong.
Standardbred Canada’s beautiful Andrea Bertucci assisted with the award presentations.
A capacity crowd of 300 enjoyed a 4-course gourmet meal during the evening.
John Bax and wife Vicky.
Hall of Famer Robert McIntosh
Greg Blanchard co-hosted the evening with Jim Bannon, and also did an admirable job as auctioneer for the live auction.