Submit a Nomination

HRV’s racing history has seen many people and horses that have had a lasting impression on the industry through their deeds, exploits, or personalities. Whilst it is difficult to recognise all those that have gone before or are here today who have been major influences, the Victorian Harness Racing Hall of Fame identifies and acknowledges stories deserving recognition. Each inductee selected has been a participant in the history of the Victorian Harness Racing industry. They may not be without controversy but no-one can deny the impact they have all had on an industry which owes as much to the diversity of its participants as to their dedication and striving for excellence.

 

Inductee Categories

 

Horses:

Any horse (pacer or trotter) which has raced on Victorian racetracks which has excelled at the highest level

  • Any horse which has had an exceptional influence on Victorian racing
  • Horses which have raced in Victoria and excelled overseas will also be considered
  • Horses still racing are not eligible
  • Eligibility is not restricted by age, sex, number of race starts or ownership

 

Trainers:

Any trainer who has been licensed in Victorian and has:

  • Made an outstanding contribution to enhancing the reputation of Victorian Harness Racing
  • Consistently achieved results at the highest level (pacers or trotters)
  • Candidates may be active trainers

 

Drivers:

Any driver who has been licensed in Victorian and has:

  • Made an outstanding contribution to enhancing the reputation of Victorian Harness Racing
  • Consistently achieved results at the highest level (pacers or trotters)
  • Candidates may be active drivers

 

Associates:

Any person outside those set aside for trainers or drivers who have made an outstanding contribution to the Victorian Harness industry. This category includes breeders, owners, administrators, media and anyone else who has made an outstanding contribution to the Victorian Harness Industry. Candidates may still be active in their profession and need not reside in Australia or be Australian.

 

Legends:

Achieving legend status in the Victorian Harness Racing Hall of Fame is the ultimate honour bestowed upon participants in Australian standardbred racing. Those elevated to legend status will come from the list of current Hall of Fame members.

 

Fan Favourite:

Members of the public help choose inductees. The top five nominees selected by the public will comprise a “fan ballot” that will be tallied when determining the final list of 2019 inductees.