Family Nominations for Atlantic Breeders Crown

Call For Family Nominations

The Host Committee of the 2019 Atlantic Breeders Crown will once again recognize Atlantic harness racing families for their long-term contribution to the industry.

One family meeting the criteria will be selected from each of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Awards sponsored by the Province of Prince Edward Island will be presented as part of the Atlantic Breeders Crown Banquet on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Top Of The Park, Red Shores Charlottetown.

The harness racing industry and general public are invited to submit nominations to the Evaluation Committees in each province for consideration for recognition. Nominations should be in written form, and detail how the nominated family meet the suggested criteria:

Fifty years of family involvement in Atlantic Harness Racing
At least one family member still active in the industry in some capacity
Achievements on an Atlantic /Canadian scale as a breeder, owner, trainer, driver or builder
Public recognition for outstanding contribution to Atlantic Harness Racing – i.e. National or Provincial Halls of Fame)
Success in major Atlantic Canadian races – i.e. track records, stakes or invitational wins, significant milestones,(i.e wins) etc. or prolific success of several family members
Longevity of success of family member(s)
The Evaluation Committees reserve the right to submit nominations as well. Nominations are due by September 16, 2019.

The evaluation committees, which have been established in each province, will select one family per Atlantic province to be honoured. Since its initiation in 2001, the following families have been recognized:

From New Brunswick

The Alexander, Armstrong, Barrieau, Breau, Bishop, Doherty, Cerdic Downey and Milton Downey families, Goguen, Goodine, Irving, Jones, MacDonald, Mahar, Nicholson, Queen, Stevenson and Trites families

From Nova Scotia

The Daniels, Davis, Ferguson, Getto, Gillis, Haley, MacLeod, MacDonnell, MacKinnon, MacQuarrie, Pinkney, Polley, Rankin, Ratchford, Smith, Whebby and Wilson families

From Prince Edward Island

The Andrew, Annear, Arsenault, Bernard, Chappell, Hennessey, Kelly, Mike and Paul MacDonald, MacGregor, MacPhee, O’Brien, Pineau, Poulton, Smallwood, Cyril Smith, Don and Ian Smith, Whelan and Willis families.

From Newfoundland

Cliff Garland, Dennis Gallway, and the Deering, Dillon, Dooling, Downing, Forward, McDonald, Oliver, Pack, Sheppard and Williams families.

Please forward nominations to:

Prince Edward Island

Jerry McCabe, ABC Host Committee
Phone: 902-892-7510

Nova Scotia

Robyn Crowe, Nova Scotia Harness Racing Industry Association
Phone: 902-865-1670
Fax: 902-483-9060

New Brunswick

President Sam Hodgin


Aubrey Williams, NHHOA

(Atlantic Breeders Crown)

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