Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Nominations

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Now Accepting Nominations for the CHRHF Class of 2023!


The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (CHRHF) invites the public to participate in the nomination of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame as part of the CHRHF Class of 2023.

All nominations received before the nomination deadline of March 10, 2023, at 5:00 pm EST., that meet the eligibility criteria, will be considered by the Nomination Committee of the appropriate breed.  To create the ballot of finalists that will be forwarded to the Election Committee, each breed’s Nominating Committee will vote on the four categories to be recognized before determining the top three nominees in each of the four selected categories.  The Election Committee will vote by secret ballot to determine the Inductees to be recognized as the Class of 2023.

It should be noted the Board of Directors of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has reduced the number of Inductees to be recognized in each 2022 and 2023 to four per breed, instead of the usual five for Standardbreds and five for Thoroughbreds. The Class of 2022, along with the Class of 2023 inductees will be formally inducted in August 2023.

Nominations submitted between 2020 and 2022 need not be re-submitted, unless there are relevant biographical updates/changes for consideration by the Nomination Committee.


Nominations are to be submitted by completing the online form at the bottom of this page, or by downloading and completing the PDF form available at this link.  Should an alternate version of the form be required, please contact

The four categories selected for each breed to be recognized in 2023, along with the three finalists in each category will be announced April 11, 2023.

The CHRHF Class of 2023 consisting of four Standardbred and four Thoroughbred Inductees, will be announced April 26, 2023.

Please direct questions by email to:, or phone at 416-417-9404.

Instructions and Deadlines

  • For additional information, please contact: Linda Rainey, Managing Director, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, 416-417-9404,



Nominator (person making nomination)


Information on Nominee

  • Any Canadian person or Canadian horse who has achieved outstanding success either in Canada or internationally or any person or horse who has made a defining contribution to Canadian horse racing will be considered for election to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Complete eligibility criteria may be found at the following link. Submissions must include as much relevant detail as possible concerning the record and/or merits of candidates nominated, but cannot exceed the guideline of 400 words or 2000 characters.
  • List the major accomplishments and contributions that the nominee has made to Canadian Horse Racing which you feel merit consideration for election into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Please list any international accomplishments. Provide general comments outside of achievements and results which you feel will further support the nominee's election to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.