The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2012 ballot. A total of 30 horses and people, including 15 Thoroughbred racing candidates and 15 Standardbred racing candidates have been selected to appear on the ballot. The two 20-person Election Committees will declare the winners in the respective categories and they will be announced on Tuesday, April 10.
The outstanding broodmares B Cor Tamara, J CS Nathalie and Mystic Mistress are nominated in the Female Horse category.
Before embarking on her second career as a broodmare, B Cor Tamara enjoyed a productive racing career, earning more than $185,000. As a broodmare, the brown daughter of Dream Of Glory was the dam of 19 foals, including star trotter B Cor Pete, and granddam of two champion juveniles, Banker Hall and Broadway Hall. Her offspring have earned over $2.7 million — an average of $151,303 per starter. B Cor Pete, a winner of $893,076, was her most successful, and she also produced B Cor Timgo, a winner of $666,267 and Clarice Marie, a winner of $313,408, among many others.
J Cs Nathalie, owned by John Lamers of Ingersoll, Ontario, has produced two millionaires as a broodmare — pacing colt Dreamfair Vogel, and pacing mare Dreamfair Eternal. Dreamfair Vogel was a winner of 19 races and over $1.1 million with a mark of 1:49.3. Dreamfair Eternal, Canada’s Horse of the Year in 2010, has won 53 races and over $2.4 million to date in her racing career. In all, from 13 foals her progeny have averaged $381,826 in earnings per starter.
Mystic Mistress has also established herself as a top broodmare in the sport, producing the winners of more than $3.8 million, including Mystician, the 2010 Metro Pace Champion and a winner of over $1.6 million, and Camystic, a proven sire and a winner of over $779,000 on the track. Mystic Mistress, now owned by Warrawee Farm, received the Standardbred Breeder and Owners Association’s award as Broodmare of the Year for 2011.
The Induction Ceremony will be hosted at the Mississauga Convention Centre on Thursday, August 16, 2012.