05/28/2003 11:00PM

Langfuhr on Canadian hall ballot

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ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Langfuhr, who won three Grade 1 stakes in New York, is among this year's nominees for induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

Four Thoroughbreds and three people are among the nominees announced Thursday. The 16 selection committee members vote for two nominees in each category, people and horses. Candidates need 75 percent of the votes to qualify for induction.

Joining Langfuhr in the horse group are Carotene, Eternal Search, and He's a Smoothie. Carotene won six Sovereign Awards from 1986 to 1988. Eternal Search was voted Canada's outstanding filly or mare in 1982 and 1983 and champion sprinter in 1981. He's a Smoothie was Canada's Horse of the Year in 1967.

People nominated for induction are trainer Roy Johnson, the late M.J. "Jim" Boylen, and the late Frank J. Selke. Johnson won Queen's Plates with Whistling Sea in 1965 and Merger in 1968. Boylen, who raced under the name Lanson Farms, owned or bred more than 50 stakes winners in Ontario. Selke was a noted breeder in Ontario and Quebec and served as a president and a director of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society.

The new inductees will be announced June 11. The induction ceremony is on Aug. 28, at the nearby Toronto Congress Centre.