Award nominations closed on December 1.
CARETAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD:
DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD:
HEADLINER OF THE YEAR AWARD:
OWNER(S) OF THE YEAR AWARD:
SHINING STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD: This award to recognize an up and coming driver or trainer who has achieved exceptional success in Michigan, at the national or international level during the current year. Good moral character, in good standing with the racing Gaming Control Board, with no major suspension, or positive drug test. Ballot results with board approval. May not be an annual award.
AGED PACER AND TROTTER OF THE YEAR AWARD:
LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
TRAINER OF THE YEAR AWARD:
MICHIGAN HARNESS RACING HALL OF FAME:
PERSON: An individual who has expanded the frontier and enhanced the stature of Michigan harness horsemen at the state, national or international level. Must have been a Michigan resident for ten years, they may be living or deceased. May choose up to four individuals with two being from the driver/trainer category. Past Hall of Fame committee members to nominate this award, ballot results, with board approval.
HORSE: This award is for a horse that is viewed as exceptional, may be living or deceased. Is Michigan sired, bred, or owned by a Michigan resident during their racing career and is retired from racing. May have more than one category, racehorse, stallion, or mare may be selected. Award committee to make recommendations, and ballot results, with board approval.
DAN RATHKA AWARD: