03/25/2014 12:46PM

Woodbine: Wando, Elliott, Luro among 36 on 2014 Canadian Hall of Fame ballot

Michael Burns
Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando, pictured here winning the 2003 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine, is one of 36 horses and people on the 2014 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame ballot.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – A total of 36 horses and people, including 18 Thoroughbred racing candidates, have been selected to appear on the 2014 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame ballot.

The Hall of Fame’s 20-member election committee, which will determine the winners in six different Thoroughbred categories, will announce the results on April 8, with the induction ceremony set to take place at the Mississauga Convention Centre on Aug. 6.

The Thoroughbred categories included on this year’s ballot are male horse, filly and mare, jockey and trainer, builder, veteran horse, and veteran person.

The Thoroughbred male horse category is made up of three Canadian Horses of the Year, including two-time Grade 1 winner Peaks and Valleys, 1999 Grade 1 Atto Mile winner Quiet Resolve, and 2003 Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando.

Three-time Canadian champion One For Rose is a candidate in the Thoroughbred filly and mare category and is joined by millionaire Ginger Gold, and multiple graded stakes-winning sprinter Apelia.

Kentucky Derby- and Preakness-winning jockey Stewart Elliott joins current Chiefswood Stable racing manager and 2004 Queen’s Plate-winning jockey Robert Landry and champion jockey Richard Grubb as the candidates on the jockey and trainer ballot.

In the builder category, William Graham of Windhaven Farms, a breeder, owner, and racing executive, is joined by Pierre-Louis Levesque, an owner, breeder, racetrack operator, and the founder of the Thoroughbred Jockey Club of Quebec, and Arthur Stollery, the owner and breeder of Kennedy Road and Lauries Dancer.

Three-time Canadian champion Not Too Shy is a candidate in the veteran horse category, along with 1969 Canadian Oaks winner Cool Mood and Sam-Son Farm homebred and 1986 Canadian Horse of the Year Ruling Angel.

Finally, the veteran people category includes Montreal-born trainer Roger Laurin, three-time Canadian International-winning trainer Maurice Zilber, and trainer Horatio Luro, a three-time Queen’s Plate winner, who trained Northern Dancer to Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Queen’s Plate victories.

Members from the election committee will cast a secret ballot and are allowed to vote for only one candidate in each category. Candidates who receive eight votes from the selection committee will be inducted.

Bonnie Bolton More than 1 year ago
i would like to know where is the Kentucky Derby trophy that was won by Sunny's Halo and trained by David Cross owned by Mr. Foster...and the pictures that were on the wall...only 2 horses fromCanada won this world renouwed trophy...where has it disapppeared to..it should be front and centre ...i see northern dancers all over..but sunny's halo did it too plus you were given the trophy as a donation...bonniebolton...bonniebee@bell.com
philcoforde More than 1 year ago
Wando's a SHOE IN
John Jp More than 1 year ago
How in God's name is Horatio Luro not already in? Amazing.
Jeff Smith More than 1 year ago
When is billy turner and gasper moschera going to get into the hall of fame?
Sam B More than 1 year ago
All of the nominees are fantastic! I'm really surprised to hear that Horatio Luro was not already in the Hall! He trained Canada's greatest horse... For me personally I really am hoping for Wando! Canadian Triple Crown winner! Wando passed away early this year and I was heart broken.. He will always be one of my favs! Not many videos of Wando but here's one if anyone wants to see a great pony; RIP Wando "The People's Horse" ! & here's hoping for your entree into the Hall Thank you CagneyLamaze for the nice video! http://youtu.be/5VwdWIUw4k8