Horse Racing Hall of Fame

Duke of Magenta takes his place in history’s Hall of Fame

Duke of Magenta, who captured two of the 1878 Triple Crown races, will be one of three figures from racing history inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame on Aug. 12 at Saratoga Springs. Writes Teresa Genaro in the Saratogian: “Duke of Magenta is one of only seven horses to win the […]

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African-American jockey Shelby Barnes to join Hall of Fame

Shelby “Pike” Barnes, who had a short and mercurial career in the latter years of the 19th century, has earned a spot in racing history and will join African-American jockeys Jimmy Winkfield and Isaac Murphy in the Racing Hall of Fame on Aug. 12. “Barnes’ riding career, and his life, were far too short. He […]

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Flay to deliver keynote at Hall of Fame inductions

Press Release Celebrity chef and Thoroughbred racehorse owner Bobby Flay will deliver the keynote address at the National Museum of Racing’s 2011 Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Aug. 12 at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, NY. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Flay studied at […]

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Three elected to Racing Hall of Fame on historic review

Press Release Three of Thoroughbred racing’s brightest stars from the final quarter of the 19th century — the famed racehorse Duke of Magenta, champion jockey Shelby “Pike” Barnes, and celebrated trainer Matthew Byrnes — have been selected for the sport’s highest honor with their election to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. Duke […]

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Campbell: Hall of Fame voting should return to old system

In his latest podcast, Cot Campbell argues that the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame voting procedures might be in need of change.  Campbell is one of the 16 people charged each year with selecting 10 finalists for the Hall, from which four are inducted.  He believes someone in each of the four categories […]

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HRI – Pricci: My Hall of Fame ballot

Despite causing a stir the last time he unveiled his Hall of Fame votes, Horse Race Insider John Pricci reveals his ballot for this year and explains his rationale for each candidate: “If Borel fails to gain admission to the Hall, I don’t know how I could possibly explain the slight to future generations. On […]

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Finalists named to Hall of Fame ballot

Four jockeys, three trainers, and three fillies and mares — but no male horses — will be on the ballot for possible induction into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame later this year. Three of the four jockeys — Calvin Borel, Garrett Gomez, and John Velazquez — have been named to the ballot […]

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