Racing Corridor of Status 2020 Poll

Racing Hall of Fame 2020 Ballot

The Canadian Horse Racing Corridor of Status is happy to announce its 2020 poll. A complete of 30 other people and horses made from 15 Thoroughbred and 15 Standardbred applicants, had been decided on to seem at the vote casting poll. A 20-person Election Committee for every breed will resolve the recipients of their respective classes. Effects might be introduced Tuesday, April seventh. 

The 5 classes decided on through the Standardbred nominating committee to seem at the 2020 Standardbred ballots are: Driving force, Instructor, Feminine Horse, Male Horse and Veteran Horse 

The 2020 Standardbred Driving force Poll options Paul MacDonell, Ed Tracey and Randy Waples

Paul MacDonell’s using profession is highlighted through each consistency and superstars, with profits surpassing $1 million for 33 consecutive years, due partially to piloting such horses as Corridor of Status contributors Somebeachsomewhere, Admirals Categorical and Invitro. The Guelph resident’s primary stakes victories come with 3 Metro Paces, 5 Confederation Cups, and 8 Breeders Crowns in addition to a file 16 Ontario Sires Stakes Tremendous Finals to his credit score. The preferred and affable driving force used to be awarded an O’Brien Award because the 2008 Canadian Driving force of the Yr and thus far has chalked up greater than 15,000 best 3 finishes, 5,623 wins and has pushed horses to in way over $122 million in handbag profits.

Weyburn, Saskatchewan born Ed Tracey won his first using licence at age 15. Upon getting his get started in three-heats-a-day racing at meets in his house province, his interest for harness racing took him to 6 Canadian provinces and a large number of states within the U.S. Over a span of 55 years Ed had 3,168 using victories and greater than $7,500,000 in handbag profits. The top of his profession got here in 1978 when he gained the ice racing championship on Ottawa’s Rideau Canal. The overdue Ed Tracey used to be named Alberta Horseman of the Yr in 1978 and the winner of the Dr. Clara Christie Award for his contribution to Alberta’s harness racing trade in 1998.

Randy Waples’ profession took off in 1996 when he gained 150 races in 1,197 begins and he hasn’t seemed again since. He’s now the all time main cash successful driving force of races hung on Canadian soil. The threetime O’Brien Award Driving force of the Yr winner is the all time chief for wins at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. His stakes victories come with the 2012 North The usa Cup with Considering Out Loud, 3 Maple Leaf Trot wins with San Pail in addition to Breeders Crown wins with San Pail and Dreamfair Everlasting, each contributors of the Canadian Horse Racing Corridor of Status. He additionally has 4 Struggle of Waterloo wins and used to be the main driving force in Ontario Sires Stakes profits in 2001, 2002 and 2010. 

Randy Waples after successful 2011 Breeders Crown with San Pail

Within the Standardbred Instructor class citizens will make a selection from John Bax, Jack Darling and Ben Wallace. 

Trotting specialist and 2001 Canadian Instructor of the Yr, John Bax’s maximum outstanding student thus far is Corridor of Status gelding Goodtimes, a winner of 50 races and greater than $2.2 million in profits, making him on the time of his retirement the richest Canadian-bred trotter of all time. Different Bax trainees come with 2001 Breeders Crown winner Duke of York, Outline the Global – Canada’s 3-Yr-Previous Trotter of the Yr in 2008, and Riveting Rosie – OSS Tremendous Ultimate winner and O’Brien divisional winner in 2013 and 2014. Within the 2014 Non violent Means Stakes, a trio of Bax trainees — Cussed Belle, Juanitas Fury, and Southwind Champane – completed one-two-three on this tournament. John’s coaching stats come with 859 wins and greater than $23.6 million in profits.

Ben Wallace of Puslinch, Ont., educated the 1999 Pacing Triple Crown Winner and Canadian Horse Racing Corridor of Status inductee Blissfull Corridor, Breeders Crown winners Completely Western (2002), Pans Cullottes (2003), in addition to an inventory of million greenback plus winners together with Apprentice Hanover, Zooka, Cam Swifty, Camotion and Lookout Victory. Awarded an O’Brien as Canada’s Instructor of the Yr in 1999, Wallace has present profession stats of one,947 wins and greater than $38 million in handbags, surpassing the million greenback mark in 18 consecutive seasons (1996-2013). 

Ben Wallace

Cambridge, Ontario primarily based Jack Darling has loved a a success profession as a harness horse teacher in southern Ontario over 3 a long time campaigning 1,026 winners and conditioning horses to $19.6 million in profits. In 1995, 4 fillies put Darling within the spotlight- Diamond First light, a winner of $175,000, Low Puts (winner of a 1996 O’Brien Award), Light Glory (winner of greater than $250,000 as a freshman) and Diehard Fan (over $200,000 as a two and three-year-old). Different best horses incorporated Northern Success ($907,984), North The usa Cup champion Gothic Dream ($1,528,671), and Dual B Champ. Jack may be recognized for important fundraising efforts on behalf of racing comparable reasons, and used to be the 2015 winner of the Lloyd Chisholm Memorial Award introduced through the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario in addition to the recipient of the US Harness Writers Affiliation Unsung Hero Award and the Just right Man Award. 

The Standardbred Feminine Horse Class options Amour Angus, Nice Recollections, and West Of LA

Amour Angus, bred through Fermes Angus of Bedford, Quebec, made her mark at the Standardbred trade as a broodmare. Her 11 foals that raced, earned in way over $3.Five million and incorporated 3 basis trotting sires in North The usa – Andover Corridor, CHRHF 2019 inductee Angus Corridor and Conway Corridor, making her the grand dam of such horses as Nuncio, Non violent Means, Donato Hanover, Pampered Princess, Majestic Son, Wishing Stone and Windsongs Legacy. Her daughter Emilie Cas El (through Garland Lobell) is the dam of Hambletonian winner Trixton. 

Nice Recollections, through Apaches Status and out of Armbro Emerson daughter Save the Recollections, used to be bred through Glengate Farms and is now owned through Ontario Standardbred nursery Warrawee Farm. Amongst Nice Recollections’ offspring are two Global Champions: Warrawee Needy, and Warrawee Ubeaut. Warrawee Needy used to be a winner of 29 races and greater than $1.25 million. He took a mark of one:49.4s at age two, used to be sooner nonetheless at 3 (1:48.4s) and at 4 used to be the quickest on the planet (1:46.4). Warrawee Ubeaut, gained the 2018 Breeders Crown for two-year-old pacing fillies, has a life-time mark of one:48.Three and earned $646,995 in 12 begins in her first yr at the monitor. On the age of 3 Warrawee Ubeaut endured her successful tactics incomes $1 million, matching her lifetime mark and successful 12 of 19 begins, together with the Breeders Crown for 3-year-old pacing fillies. Her win within the Jugette Ultimate equalled the arena file for a three-year-old pacing filly over a part mile monitor. In general Nice Recollections’ 9 racing age progeny have earned over $3.77 million, with 3 – Warrawee Needy, Warrawee Ubeaut and Large Bay Level — breaking the 1:50 barrier.

West Of LA through Western Hanover and out of the Cam Fella mare Los Angeles, is the dam of horses with profits in way over $4.Three million together with two horses with profits of over $1.7 million every. Her Somebeachsomewhere son Someplace In LA has earned $1.86 million thus far and has a life-time mark of one:48.4f. Daughter LA Pleasure, through Bettors Pleasure used to be the winner of the 2015 O’Brien Award for TwoYear-Previous Pacing Fillies and the 2016 winner of the O’Brien within the 3-Yr-Previous Pacing Filly class. Her resume comprises 26 wins in a 66 race profession, a life-time mark of one:49.1 and profits of $1.78 million.  

Nominated Within the class of Standardbred Male Horse are Majestic Son, McWicked and Shadow Play.

Majestic Son’s racing profession consisted of 38 begins, together with 22 wins, a mark of one:52.2 and $1,993,157 in handbag profits. A son of Angus Corridor out of the King Conch mare Celtic Contessa, Majestic Son used to be educated through Mark Steacy for the Majestic Son Solid. His profession used to be highlighted through wins within the premiere stakes for sophomore trotters together with the Champlain, Goodtimes, Canadian Trotting Vintage and Breeders Crown. As a sire, his progeny have earned $21.7 million together with millionaire Charmed Existence, 4 $750,000 winners, seven $500,000 winners, 24 winners of $250,000 and 61 winners of $100,000.

Not too long ago retired from racing, McWicked earned $5.1 million throughout a race profession that started in 2013 and incorporated 40 wins in 110 begins whilst environment his lifetime mark of one:46.2 at age 7. The ungelded son of McArdle – Western Sahara used to be owned basically through Ed James’ SSG Stables, and educated for almost all of his profession through Casie Coleman. McWicked’s stakes wins come with the Max Hempt, Adios, Development, Ben Franklin, TVG Open, William Haughton, Canadian Pacing Derby, Dan Rooney – two times; Roll With Joe, Breeders Crown – two times, Joe Gerrity, Jr – two times, PASS Finals, and the Jim Ewart – two times. He used to be the recipient of 4 O’Brien Awards — 3-Yr-Previous Pacing Colt/Gelding (2014), Older Pacing Horse of the Yr (2018 & 2019) and Horse of the Yr (2018). 

Shadow Play earned $1,559,822 with 20 wins, nine seconds and Five thirds in 49 lifetime begins and took a file of one:47.Four as a four-year-old. The son of The Panderosa, educated and co-owned through Dr. Ian Moore along side R G McGroup Ltd., and Serge Savard for many of his racing profession, gained a number of stakes occasions together with the 2008 Little Brown Jug. As a sire status at Winbak Farm in Ontario, and now owned through the Shadow Play Syndicate, he has sired the winners of greater than $35.6 million together with three-time O’Brien Award winner and double millionaire Girl Shadow and millionaire and O’Brien divisional winner Percy Bluechip. 11 of the horses sired through Shadow Play have racemarks of one:50 or higher. 

The 2020 Veteran Horse Poll provides B Cor Tamara, Rambling Willie and Western Dreamer for the citizens to make a choice from. 

Earlier than embarking on her moment profession as a broodmare, B Cor Tamara loved a productive racing profession, incomes greater than $185,000. Bred and owned through Invoice Core of Dresden, Ont., the daughter of Dream Of Glory used to be the dam of 19 foals, together with big name trotter B Cor Pete, and grand dam of 2 champion juveniles, Banker Corridor and Broadway Corridor. Her offspring have earned in way over $2.eight million.

The winner of 128 races in 305 begins throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, Rambling Willie used to be a 3 time winner of the Canadian Pacing Derby – 1975 in a useless warmth with Pickwick Baron, 1976 and 1977. On the time of his retirement in 1983 he used to be the main Standardbred cash winner of the time, incomes greater than $2 million, with maximum of his wins coming from in a single day and invitational races. Rambling Willie used to be inducted into the US Harness Racing Corridor of Status in 1997 and into the Indiana Standardbred Corridor of Status in 2003. 

Owned through Mathew, Patrick and Daniel Daly of Hamilton, Ont., Western Dreamer’s resume comprises 27 victories and profits of $1.eight million. In 1997 he used to be voted Horse of the Yr in each Canada and the usfollowing wins within the Artwork Rooney Memorial Tempo, and the U.S. Pacing Triple Crown. Western Dreamer holds the honor of being the one gelding to win a Pacing Triple Crown. Since July 2001 he has been a resident of the Corridor of Champions on the Kentucky Horse Park


The Canadian Horse RacSue Leslie has devoted the easier a part of her lifestyles to the game of horseracing — breeding, proudly owning and coaching thoroughbred horses in Ontario for over 30 years. Because the President/Chair of the HBPA, the President/Chair of OHRIA), at the Board of Administrators at the Avelino Gomez Memorial Basis, a member of the Jockey Membership of Canada and CTHS, Leslie has been a proponent for horsepeople throughout all sides of the trade, maximum just lately operating to determine what is referred to now as Ontario Racing. In 2011, Leslie used to be honoured with a unique Sovereign Award for her lifetime paintings in horseracing and she or he is still a powerful chief and a loyal suggest.

The 5 classes decided on for the 2020 Thoroughbred poll are Builder, Jockey, Instructor, Feminine Horse, and Veteran Horse

A Thoroughbred Builder poll made from Charles E. Fipke, Phillip Kives, and Sue Leslie, is obtainable for voter attention. 

Edmonton, Alberta born Charles E. Fipke, a a success Canadian geologist and prospector who used to be concerned within the discovery of the Ekati Diamond Mine within the Northwest Territories, has been concerned within the Canadian Thoroughbred Business for on the subject of 40 years. Amongst his accomplishments, he bred and owned 3 Sovereign Award-winners together with 2008 Champion 3-Yr-Previous Male and winner of the 2008 Queen’s Plate, Now not Bourbon; 2010 Champion Older Feminine, Not possible Time; and 2003 Champion Male Turf Horse Absolute best Soul, who went directly to grow to be a a success sire. Additionally, Mr. Fipke bred and owned plenty of different a success racehorses together with winner of the 2011 Breeder’s Cup Filly and Mare Turf (GI), Absolute best Shirl. 

The overdue Phillip Kives, primarily based in Manitoba, recognized international as the landlord of Okay-Tel and the inventor of the info-mercial, changed into excited about thoroughbred racing in 1977 with the release of Okay-Four Stables (later modified to Okay-5) to acknowledge the addition of his son to the Kives circle of relatives. His interest for racing endured for 4 a long time till his passing in 2016. Kives owned-and-bred horses gained more than one stakes races at Winnipeg’s Assiniboia Downs in addition to in Kentucky, Florida, New York, Ontario, and Alberta. As proprietor, Mr. Kives gained each unmarried stakes race at Assiniboia now not simply as soon as however more than one instances every, together with two Manitoba Derbies, (absolute best 3-year-olds) 8 Gold Cups (best older horses), 3 Winnipeg Futurities (absolute best 2-year-olds), and 5 Matrons (best filly/mare). 

Sue Leslie has devoted the easier a part of her lifestyles to the game of horseracing — breeding, proudly owning and coaching thoroughbred horses in Ontario for over 30 years. Because the President/Chair of the HBPA, the President/Chair of OHRIA), at the Board of Administrators at the Avelino Gomez Memorial Basis, a member of the Jockey Membership of Canada and CTHS, Leslie has been a proponent for horsepeople throughout all sides of the trade, maximum just lately operating to determine what is referred to now as Ontario Racing. In 2011, Leslie used to be honoured with a unique Sovereign Award for her lifetime paintings in horseracing and she or he is still a powerful chief and a loyal suggest.

Gary Boulanger, Richard Dos Ramos and Irwin Driedger had been decided on to seem at the Thoroughbred Jockey poll. 

Edmonton, Alberta born Gary Boulanger started his driving profession in 1987, spending his early years at tracks within the U.S. and incomes main jockey standing at Longacres Racetrack (1989, 1990, 1991) and Calder Race Route (1994, 1995). In 2000 Boulanger returned to Canada, driving basically at Woodbine. In 2001, the highest money-winning yr of his profession, he rode Corridor of Status filly Dancethruthedawn to wins within the Canadian Oaks and Queen’s Plate Stakes. In spite of struggling what may have been a career-ending damage from a racing coincidence at Gulfstream Park in 2005, Boulanger fought again and continues to experience, splitting his time between Florida and Woodbine. The 2017 Avelino Gomez Award recipient has thus far gained 3,578 races, together with 41 grades stakes and has profits of over $78 million (US) and is an elder statesman within the jock’s room. 

Richard Dos Ramos retired from driving in 2013 because the senior statesman of the Woodbine Jockey’s Room following a profession that started in 1981 at Greenwood, the place a complete of 142 wins garnered him the Sovereign Award as Canada’s best apprentice jockey. He gained a moment Sovereign in 1982. All over the 1990’s the Trinidadian born jock skilled a few of his best profession highlights together with his 1992 disappointed aboard Benburb over mythical A.P. Indy within the Molson Export Million and a 1999 longshot victory within the $1.Five million Canadian Global aboard Thornfield, each educated through CHRHF Honoured Member Philip England. His luck endured during the millennium when he used to be the recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award in 2002 and adopted up the similar day with a win within the Canadian Oaks with Ginger Gold. Dos Ramos’ profession stats come with 2,159 wins in 18, 645 begins and nearly $61 million (US) in profits. 

Irwin Driedger, a local of Russell, Manitoba, introduced his profession at age 11 in 1967, driving at festivals in Western Canada. He started driving at identified Canadian race tracks in 1973 and competed at primary tracks throughout Canada for the following 17 years reaching main rider honours at Winnipeg’s Assiniboia Downs from 1979-1982, prior to re-locating to Woodbine When he retired as a jockey on August 12, 1990, he had gained over 1700 races. Upon retirement from pageant Driedger changed into the Secretary- Supervisor of the Jockeys’ Get advantages Affiliation of Canada, serving till 2006. Below his course, Canadian Jockeys changed into the primary in North The usa to put on protection vests. Driedger used to be additionally instrumental in serving to to put in protection rails at Woodbine. Following 14 years as Director of Thoroughbred Racing Surfaces at Woodbine, he returned to JBAC as Govt Director in 2019.

The 3 Running shoes at the 2020 Thoroughbred Election poll are Michael Keogh, J.G (Jerry) Lavigne and Daniel J. Vella

As longtime personal teacher for Corridor of Status Builder Gus Schickedanz, Mike Keogh is a two-time Queen’s Plate successful teacher, first with Woodcarver in 1999 after which with Triple Crown champion Wando in 2003. All over that Triple Crown successful season, Keogh used to be additionally coaching stablemate Mobil who would earn a Sovereign Award at age 4. Corridor of Status horse Langfuhr, additionally educated through Keogh, gained 3 G1 Stakes and won the Sovereign in 1996 as Champion Sprinter. As an assistant to Corridor of Status Instructor Roger Attfield from 1986-1993, Keogh labored with a protracted record of Corridor of Status inductees together with Alywow, Peteski, Carotene, Izvestia and With Approval. Since 1993, Mike Keogh stats come with 2,689 begins with 330 wins and over $21.Five million in Profits. 

The overdue J.G. (Jerry) Lavigne’s profession as a teacher started in 1958. His achievements incorporated 68 stakes race wins with 22 stakes winners, in addition to two Queen’s Plate races with Almoner in 1970 and Son of Briartic in 1982. He used to be the conditioner of Canadian Champion colt Great Dancer, a more than one stakes winner at the turf; Misplaced Majorette and sprinter Park Romeo. His trainee Fabe Rely had a stellar file over 4 years as a more than one stakes winner at 9 other distances over each turf and dust. 

Daniel Vella captured the Sovereign Award Instructor identify in each 1994 and 1995 whilst operating with the tough Stronach solid. He has gained the coveted Queen’s Plate two times in his profession to this point, the primary in 1994 with Frank Stronach’s Basqueian and adopted up in 2012 with Strait of Dover for Wally and Terry Leong. Mr. Vella has scored 100 and thirty-five (135) profession stakes wins in a profession that started in 1985. Present profession stats come with: 5,478 begins (838-804-670) and $37.7 million in profits. 

Within the Thoroughbred Feminine Horse class, citizens will make a selection from Exhausting To not Like, Advertising Combine and Tepin

Bred in Ontario through Garland Williamson, well-travelled Exhausting To not Like gained at 5 of the 8 tracks she visited throughout her 22 begins over 5 years. She earned greater than $1.2 million whilst collecting 8 victories together with the Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1) at Keeneland in 2014, the Diana Stakes (G1) at Saratoga in 2015, and the Gamely Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita the similar yr. It provides as much as 3 Grade 1 turf ratings at 3 other tracks. The putting gray filly through Exhausting Spun and out of Tactical Cat mare Like a Gem, herself a more than one graded stakes winner, used to be certainly bred for luck.

Tepin, below the course of teacher Mark Casse during maximum of her race profession accrued a file of 13-5-1, together with 9 Grade 1/Team 1 wins or placings in 3 international locations – Canada, England and america for proprietor Robert Masterson. Racing from age Three to six, the putting bay filly’s maximum notable wins, continuously towards the lads, incorporated the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) and 2016 Woodbine Mile (G1). A travel around the pond in June 2016 ended in a win within the Team One Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. She used to be two times introduced with the Eclipse Award as American Champion Feminine Turf Horse; 2015 and 2016.

Advertising Combine, an Ontario-bred Medaglia D’Oro filly bred through Sean Fitzhenry, used to be a $150,000 Keeneland yearling acquire in 2009. Her 21- race profession for Glen Hill Farm of Ocala, FL., below the tutelage of teacher Tom Proctor, banked $2 million in profits with 10 wins together with stakes victories within the 2012 editions of the Rodeo Power Stakes (G1), Nassau (G2), Dance Neatly (G2) and the 2013 Gamely Stakes (G1) in addition to second position finishes within the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) and the 2013 Rodeo Power Stakes (G1). 

The Thoroughbred Veteran Horse class might be contested through Daring Govt, Formal Gold and Play the King.

Daring Govt, a Gus Schickedanz-bred son of Daring Ruckus had a race profession of 19 begins that incorporated wins within the prestigious Coronation Futurity in 1986, in addition to the Yearling Gross sales Stake and Shepperton for House owners Romeo, Marcello and Pedigree Stud Farm. As a stallion, he crowned the Canadian sires’ record six instances between 2001-2012, generating 23 vegetation which incorporated 518 winners and profits of $53 million together with best earners Sand Cove, Krz Exec, Primary Govt, and Sans Sousi.

Ontario-bred Formal Gold stays the quickest Canadian-bred in the case of pace figures, although his ultimate yr of racing came about in 1997. A son of Black Tie Affair, his Equibase Ranking is 136 – one of the vital perfect in historical past. Formal Gold used to be additionally ranked some of the best handicap horses of 1997 with gate-towire efforts in two Grade 1 victories; the Woodward Stakes in September of that yr after successful the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream in February, defeating HOY Skip Away. At stud, he ranked some of the best 1% as sire of 2-yr-old winners from starters at 45% and sired progeny with international profits of just about $16 million (US) together with 19 stakes winners. 

Play the King, a Kinghaven Farms’ homebred, began his racing profession slowly however would sooner or later grow to be an overachiever and Canadian Horse of the Yr. With 29 begins over his 4 yr race profession he visited the winner’s circle 19 instances and earned simply shy of $1 million. Whilst unsucessful as a juvenile, at age 3 he had wins within the Toboggan Hcp (G3) at Aqueduct, in addition to wins within the Jacques Cartier and Vigil Stakes at Woodbine. The next yr ended in an additonal 4 stakes wins, all at six furlongs – the Suffolk Dash in Boston adopted through the Budweiser BC Stakes, Highlander (G3) and Nearctic Stakes (G3) at Woodbine. An damage compelled him to omit the 1987 racing season, he returned the next yr in championship shape repeating wins within the Budweiser BC and Nearctic (G3) prior to making his maximum famous efficiency, the Breeders Cup Dash (G1) at Churchill Downs. A powerful 49-1 second-place end introduced him Sovereign Awards as Champion Sprinter, Older Horse and Horse of the Yr in 1988.

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