Goshen, NY — The Living Horse Hall of Fame committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the selections for the 2020 broodmare inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Danae 3,1:54.2 ($529,099) and Precious Beauty p,2,1:53.3 ($112,842) were elected.
Danae’s offspring include 2019 Swedish Horse of the Year Propulsion 1:52.1 ($3,572,969), 2017 Matron Stakes winner Dream Together 1:51.3 ($801,782) and world champion D’Orsay 1:51.4 ($445,732).
Precious Beauty’s offspring include 2009 2-year-old Pacing Colt of the Year, 2010 North America Cup winner, and world champion Sportswriter p,3,1:48.3s ($1,566,460); 2013 2-year-old Pacing Filly of the Year, She’s A Great Lady winner, and world champion Precocious Beauty p,1:50.1s ($838,004) and 2018 Three Diamonds winner Prescient Beauty p,2,1:50.4 ($464,250).
Danae and Precious Beauty will be inducted on Hall of Fame Day which is tentatively planned for Sunday (July 5). The ceremonies honoring these extraordinary Standardbred broodmares will take place during the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame’s annual dinner. For information on the Hall of Fame weekend and other festivities surrounding this important occasion visit www.harnessmuseum.com from April 2020 onward or call or write the Museum at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. Phone: 845.294.6330.
Standardbred broodmares are eligible for nomination to harness racing’s highest accolade only if they comply with the following strict criteria:
Annually on March 1, a list of living broodmares that have produced two Dan Patch winners, or two millionaires, or one Dan Patch winner and one millionaire are assembled for the Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee to review. Committee members can also nominate a broodmare that does not meet those criteria. Each of the committee members votes for his or her top five broodmares, voting results are tabulated and the top two in votes are elected to the Living Horse Hall of Fame.
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, N.Y. For information on the Museum, membership, special events, gift shop services and educational programs the Museum offers, please call 845.294.6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com.