Jockey E.J. Perrodin's widow and son are looking forward to the rider's induction to the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame on Mar. 4. Perrodin, who died last year of brain cancer, had won 3,083 races and $41,402,415 in earnings during his career, which spanned 37 years.
Perrodin will be inducted along with owner Ray Salmen and Thoroughbred Star Guitar. His widow says his death has been hard on their 9-year-old son.
“He told me the other day that he didn't want to go if it was going to be a memorial service,” said Perrodin told Blood-Horse. “He said, 'No Momma, no crying,' but I told him there would be no 'sorrys,' and that this ceremony would be about all the things his Dad achieved in his career. I told him, 'If there's any crying, they will be tears of joy.' Now that I explained it to him that way, he can't wait to wear his suit and tie.”
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