Opinion: Hall Of Fame Voters Kept The Gates Closed This Year

by | 08.01.2018 | 8:35pm
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Only one modern candidate will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame this Friday — top filly Heavenly Prize was the only one on the ballot to get more than 50 percent of the vote.

That has Daily Racing Form columnist Jay Hovdey puzzled. Voters passed over ten modern options, including Havre de Grace, Gio Ponti, Craig Perret, Mark Casse and others, and were given the option to vote or not vote for as many inductees as they chose.

Hall of Fame voter and television personality Randy Moss told Hovdey voters may be trying to keep standards in the Hall high (though some may argue they've taken it too far). In any case, the lack of modern inductees isn't likely to happen again in the next few years, as Royal Delta, Wise Dan, and Game On Dude will become eligible for induction in the next couple of years.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form

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