CHAMPION Pinjarra harness horse Im Themightyquinn had his name etched into the annuls of WA’s rich racing history when he was inducted into the Western Australian Racing Industry Hall Of Fame at the Crown Casino last night.
Im Themightyquinn retired from racing just two years ago, but in a star-studded 111-start career that netted almost $5 million in prize money, he made a quick transition to Hall Of Fame status.
The horse won 14 races at the elite level, including three WA Pacing Cups (2011-12-13).
But arguably the race that ensconced him into Australian harness racing folklore was his third Inter Dominion victory at Menangle Park when he came from last in a stirring finish.
In 2015 Im Themightyquinn, a three-time winner of Australian Harness Horse of the Year (2011-13), was retired after sustaining an injury while preparing for a fourth consecutive Inter Dominion title.
Other inductees were; (thoroughbreds) Raconteur, Rodney Kemp, Len Pike, Sir Ernest Lee Steere Snr, Max Simmonds, (harness) Frosty Nelson, Lyle Lindau, Harold Richter, Sir Frank Ledger, (greyhounds) and Keith Harding.
The WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame continues to celebrate the most acclaimed icons in Western Australian racing, pacing and chasing.
The inductees joined 58 other horses, trainers, jockeys, drivers and associates that have been inducted since 2007.