Canadian Hall of Fame Inductees
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame will once again be paying tribute to horses and horsemen that have made valuable contributions to the horse racing industry. The induction ceremony will be held on the 19th of August 2010, and the ten names of the latest Hall of Fame inductees were recently announced. There will be six deserving horses entered this year, along with four horsemen who have enriched the racing industry through their dedication. The ten names to be entered this year are Robert McIntosh, Peter Heffering, Frank Barroby, Mel Lawson, Mister Big, Lady Angela, Classic Wish, Victorian Era, Victory Gallop, and A Worthy Lad.
The news of the inductions came as a double delight for Peter Heffering. Not only will he be inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame builders’ category, but Mr Big will also be inducted. This champion horse stands at Heffering’s Tara Hills Stud Farm. Mr. Big enjoyed a long and healthy racing career, earning more than $4 million in purse money and participated in 85 racing events. He won the Nova Award, as well as the Dan Patch Award, and is owned by Joseph Muscara. Along with Heffering, Mel Lawson, of Jim Dandy Stables, will also be inducted into the builders’ category of the Hall of Fame.
Trainers such as Robert McIntosh have made an unmistakable impact on racing, and during his time as a trainer McIntosh has won the respect of everyone in the industry and has raked in $78 million with 3 560 victories. Being inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame is nothing new for Frank Barroby, even though the honor and excitement is always enjoyed. Barroby has been inducted no less than three times, and is a leading trainer that works out of Hastings Park. Lady Angela and Classic Wish have won their place in the Hall of Fame by being exceptional broodmares, producing talented progeny for the thoroughbred horse racing industry as well as harness racing. Victoria Era has won eighteen stakes races and will be inducted in the Veterans Category. A Worthy Lad, although he has already been moved to Sweden, was one of Ontario’s most noteworthy sires. Victory Gallop has a victory at the Belmont Stakes behind his name, as well as second place finishes in the Preakness Stakes and the Kentucky Derby.