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.
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.
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.
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.