Criteria for a nominee to be considered for each category:

Ted Barcus Race Fan of the Year - Any harness racing fan that has shown passion or excitement for the game of harness racing in 2019.  The race fan of the year can be anyone who shows a strong passion for the game.

Sam McKee Race Call of the Year - Any race call by any announcer in the world, so long as the race was held in 2019.  

Horsewoman of the Year - Any female who is directly or indirectly involved with the sport of harness racing can be nominated for this award.  It does not necessarily have to be a horsewoman who wins this award, any female that is involved with harness racing is eligible.  

Larry Rheinheimer Small Stable of the Year - This award can be presented to any stable who has a stable of fewer than 15 horses total.  

USTA Innovator of the Year - This award will be presented to someone who has a love for the game and while understanding there are problems in the sport, has helped paved the way for new ideas to help attract a new audience to the sport of harness racing.

Upset of the Year - Any race that produced an upset to a favorite or provided an upset finish will be considered.

Iron Horse of the Year -  Any racehorse that is currently racing as a 13 or 14-year-old with at least 200 career starts.  The horse must have made at least 10 starts in 2019 to be eligible for the award.

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