Apr 242024

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2024

Class of 2024 – Thoroughbred Inductees

Glen Todd – Builder

Starship Jubilee – Female Horse

Patrick Husbands – Jockey

Channel Maker – Male Horse

Danny Vella – Trainer

Richard Grubb – Veteran

Born on Dec. 20, 1946 in British Columbia, the late Glen Todd fell in love with horse racing as a child, attending the races with his father who had met Todd’s mother at Hastings Racecourse in 1939. “There is a lot of history of racing in my family,” he said. Todd quickly immersed himself in everything about preparing a racehorse, educating himself from the shedrow up. Todd was an exceptional businessman who took over his father Jack and mother Eileen’s Pacific Group of Companies, founded in 1954. Todd began training horses at Hastings in the early 1970s, doing so until 1985. In 2011, he won the Sovereign Award in a tie with Donver Stables for Canada’s Outstanding Owner. Throughout his life, he was an owner of hundreds of racehorses. Behind the racing headlines, Todd worked tirelessly to promote and improve the B.C. racing industry. In 2009, he was part of the B.C. Horse Racing Industry Management Committee, which was formed to revitalize the sport and put it on firmer financial ground. He also extended an interest-free $1 million loan to fund purse money and keep races going at east Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse over the summer of 2021, and at the time, he said he was not looking for accolades, just that he wanted to keep jobs in place and horses running. He has been described as an owner, trainer, breeder, builder, innovator, communicator, betting shop owner, employer, mentor and friend.

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Announces Categories and Finalists for Class of 2024

Glen Todd nominated for Builder.

Careless Jewel nominated for Female Horse.

Fatal Bullet nominated for Male Horse.

Dale (Colonel) Saunders nominated for Trainer.


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