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 p.m. EST, that meet the eligibility criteria, will be considered by the Nomination Committee of the appropriate breed.
Nominations in the following categories are being sought:
- PERSON: Trainers, Drivers and Jockeys.
- BUILDERS: Includes, but not limited to, Breeders, Owners, Officials, and others.
- COMMUNICATORS: Includes, but not limited to, Writers, Broadcasters, Photographers, Announcers, Bloggers.
- VETERAN PERSON: Trainers, Drivers, Jockeys whose careers have been concluded for 20 years, but less than 50 years.
- MALE HORSE: Stallions or geldings whose contribution to Canadian racing occurred in the past 20 years.
- FEMALE HORSE: Fillies and 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.
All submissions will be carefully considered by the Nominating Committee of the applicable breed.
Nominations submitted between 2020 and 2022 need not be re-submitted, unless there are relevant biographical updates/changes for consideration by the Nomination Committee.
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 in 2023 before determining the top three nominees in each of the four selected categories. The Election Committee will then vote by secret ballot to determine the Inductees to be recognized as the Class of 2023.
At the discretion of the Nominating Committee and Election Committee of the relevant breed, entry to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame as an honoured member will not be considered for anyone who has engaged in misconduct considered to be detrimental to the best interests of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, its members, and the racing community in general.
Complete eligibility criteria is available at canadianhorseracinghalloffame.com by clicking here.
Nominations may be submitted by completing the online form available here or downloading and completing the PDF version of the form available via that same location.
The nomination form may also be obtained by contacting 416-417-9404 or [email protected].
Completed nomination forms may also be submitted by mail to PO Box 42, Milton PO Main, ON, L9T 2Y3.
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 four categories selected for each breed to be recognized in 2023, along with the three finalists in each category will be announced on April 11, 2023. The CHRHF Class of 2023 – consisting of four Standardbred and four Thoroughbred Inductees – will be announced on April 26, 2023.
The Class of 2022, announced in October 2022, will be formally inducted in August 2023, along with the Class of 2023.
Please direct questions by email to [email protected] or phone at 416-417-9404.