Inter Dominion Hall of Fame

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Inter Dominion Hall of Fame
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Established2005
LocationLevel 1, 400 Epson Road, Flemington VIC 3031 Australia
Type Hall of fame
Website IDHoF

The Inter Dominion Hall of Fame is an organization created to recognise and honour those whose achievements have enriched the world of the Harness racing industry, particularly in the Inter Dominion series. The hall of fame was created to honor the standardbred annual races of the Inter Dominion which includes the Inter Dominion Pacing Championship and the Inter Dominion Trotting Championship. The races are held in a rotating cycle in Australia and New Zealand. The 2020 race is being held in New South Wales. [1] [2]

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The championship is one of the most prominent harness racing series in Australasia. Both the Inter Dominion Harness Racing Council and the Inter Dominion Events Committee participate in organizing the races. Many high calibre standardbred horses have competed in the races. The hall of fame was founded in 2005 to honor the horses, drivers, and other important participants. [1]

Selection criteria

The IDHOF inducts members based on the following criteria [3] :

Recipients

Champion Horses

Source: [16]

Top Drivers

Source: [26]

Significant People

Source: [34]

See also

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