Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Gala Cancelled
Friday, June 26, 2020
At a meeting held June 23, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Horse Racing
Hall of Fame made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Hall of Fame Induction
Gala, due to the restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is the
intention of the CHRHF to induct the Class of 2020, along with those inducted in
2021, at ceremonies tentatively scheduled to take place during the summer of 2021.  

After the Board Meeting CHRHF President, Darryl Kaplan provided the following
statement. “While consideration was given to alternate formats for the event, it was
agreed that the Class of 2020 deserves to be honoured for their lifetime of
achievements in Canadian horse racing with the full recognition bestowed to those
inducted previously to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, and that includes
being surrounded by the family and friends who have been part of their careers. 
Unfortunately, that is not possible at this time.  While we are unable to hold the
formal induction ceremony for Gary Boulanger, Sue Leslie, Mike Keogh, Paul
MacDonell, Ben Wallace, Amour Angus, McWicked, Play the King, Rambling Willie and
Tepin during 2020, we are fully committed to doing so in the near future.”

“Additionally, as a registered charity, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame
annual Induction Gala is a significant fundraiser for the organization. Like so many
others in horse racing and beyond we are looking at creating alternate opportunities
to generate the funds required to support the CHRHF’s ongoing operation.  Further
information about these activities will be provided in the coming weeks.”

Details regarding the Nomination and Election of the Class of 2021 will be released
this fall. 


Linda Rainey
Managing Director
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame