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Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Announces Ballot of Finalists for Class of 2024

April 9, 2024

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Standardbred and Thoroughbred Nomination Committees have determined the categories and finalists to appear on the ballot presented to the Election Committees, from which the Class of 2024 will be selected.

Previously, the Board of the CHRHF agreed the Class of 2024 will be comprised of six inductees per breed and also provided the option for a Nomination Committee to use only five categories, and induct two individuals in one category to meet the total of six inductees per breed A 20-person Election Committee for each breed will determine, from the list of finalists the individuals to be inducted in each of the categories, with the results to be announced on Wednesday, April 24th. The individuals named to CHRHF Class of 2024 will be formally inducted in a ceremony on Wednesday, August 7th.

The Standardbred Categories appearing on the 2024 Election Ballot include Builders, Driver, Trainer, Female Horse, and Veteran – Person or Horse. The Standardbred Nomination Committee chose to double up the Driver category, allowing two of the three finalists to be inducted.

  • The finalists in the 2024 Standardbred Builder Category include Brad Grant, Dr. Moira Gunn, and Hugh Mitchell.
  • In the Standardbred Driver category, the candidates are Sylvain Filion, Clare MacDonald, and Ed Tracey.
  • Female Horses included on the 2024 ballot include Bee A Magician, Emilie Cas El, and West Of L A.
  • The 2024 Standardbred Trainer ballot features Doug Arthur, Dr. Ian Moore and Richard Moreau.
  • The Standardbred Veteran Category ballot for 2024 includes two men known primarily as drivers, Ross “Cowboy” Curran and James “Roach” MacGregor, as well as pacing stallion Goliath Bayama.

The six categories selected by the Thoroughbred Nominating Committee for the 2024 Thoroughbred ballot are Builder, Female Horse, Jockey, Male Horse, Trainer and Veteran – Person or Horse. Categories and finalist names in each are presented below in alphabetical order.

  • A Thoroughbred Builder ballot comprised of Sam Lima, Stanley Sadinsky, and Glen Todd is offered for voter consideration.
  • Thoroughbred Female Horse Finalists include Careless Jewel, Hard Not To Like and Starship Jubilee.
  • The ballot for Jockeys is comprised of Richard Dos Ramos, Patrick Husbands, and Emile Ramsammy.
  • The 2024 Thoroughbred Male Horse ballot includes Channel Maker, Fatal Bullet and Rahy’s Attorney.
  • The 2024 Thoroughbred Trainer Category features Michael (Mike) Doyle, Dale Saunders and Danny Vella.
  • In the Thoroughbred Veteran Category, voters will select from Bessarabian, Bold Executive and Richard Grubb.

For biographies of all the 2024 finalists can be found here.

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