Aurora, CO – In 1995, the Arabian Horse Trust began an honorary program that recognized great Arabian racehorses (Racing Hall of Fame) and leadership individuals within the sport of Arabian racing (Tent of Honor). In 2008, all voting privileges and decisions were transferred by the Arabian Horse Trust to the Arabian Jockey Club (AJC), and have remained under the AJC’s domain ever since. With respect to great achievement superceding all criteria, inductees are chosen only when individuals and horses are found to be worthy of the honor. As such, this award is not awarded annually. In fact, this year’s inductees represent only the 14th induction into the prestigious program.

In order for a horse to be considered into the Racing Hall of Fame, it must meet criteria within the following mission statement: “The horse shall have made a significant contribution to Arabian racing in the United States through the horse’s own performance and the performance of its progeny.” Additionally, the following gender criteria must be met:

Mares will have had to race for 3 years with at least 3 Stakes wins, foaled at least 3 Stakes winners, and be retired from racing for 5 years.
Stallions will have had to race for 3 years with at least 3 Stakes wins, foaled at least 5 Stakes winners, and be retired from racing for at least 5 years.
传奇sf手机版 Geldings could be considered for inclusion into the Racing Hall of Fame providing the gelding was of superior race performance over an extended period of time, and have “star” recognition.

Here are the two 2017 Racing Hall of Fame Inductees:
1. TH RICHIE

Breeder: William J. Shively

传奇sf手机版Raced by: Dianne K. Waldron

传奇sf手机版Present Owner: Sheikha Alyazia Bint Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

 

2.) WIBWILCCA

传奇sf手机版Breeder: Teisen Auto Co Ltd.

传奇sf手机版Raced by: Daniel or Claudia Spears

传奇sf手机版Present Owner: Jon Henningsgard

 
传奇sf手机版 Here are the two 2017 Tent of Honor Inductees

传奇sf手机版1.) KATHY SMOKE (Britton, MI)

传奇sf手机版Contributions to Arabian Racing: Breeder, Owner, President, Arabian Jockey Club, Chair, Arabian Racing Commission; Pioneered Arabian Racing in Michigan, also contributed to Arabian Racing Internationally by her work with the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing.

 

 
传奇sf手机版2.) JANE TEUTSCH (Hempstead, TX)

Contributions to Arabian Racing: Breeder, Owner, Pioneered Arabian Racing in Colorado, Breeder of multiple Stakes Winners, including Darley Awards Horse of the Year, Paddy’s Day

 

传奇sf手机版The Arabian Jockey Club congratulates all four inductees on this prestigious award, and thanks them for their tremendous contributions to the sport of Arabian racing.