National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame

Perseverance The Theme Of 2017 Hall Of Fame Induction For Castellano, Espinoza, Gomez

Friday’s induction ceremony to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame was dominated by stories of determined jockeys asVictor Espinoza, Javier Castellano, and the late Garrett Gomez were all given plaques for their career achievements. The event, held at Fasig-Tipton’s pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., also included honors for three-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner […]

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Pillars Of The Turf: Gaines, Phipps And Winn Elected To Hall Of Fame

John R. Gaines, Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps and Matt Winn, three of the most influential and respected individuals in American thoroughbred racing history, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame as the 2017 Pillars of the Turf selections. The Pillars of the Turf category is designated to honor individuals who […]

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Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Limited To Museum Members Only

Because of high demand and limited available seating, the National Museum of Racing’s 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Fasig-Tipton, will require a ticket, which will be available exclusively to Museum members. Museum members can reserve a maximum of two tickets on a first come, first […]

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Historic Review Committee Elects Jockey Wayne Wright, Preakness Winner Tom Ochiltree To Hall Of Fame

Jockey Wayne D. Wright, who won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes in separate years and was America’s leading rider in 1934 and 1936, and the 19th century racehorse Tom Ochiltree, winner of the 1875 Preakness Stakes and numerous prestigious handicap events, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall […]

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Dominguez Ruled Eligible For Hall Of Fame Consideration

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Executive Committee has unanimously approved a measure to designate retired jockey Ramon Dominguez as eligible for Hall of Fame consideration beginning in 2016. Dominguez, who announced his retirement in June 2013, suffered a career-ending injury at Aqueduct Racetrack in January 2013. Hall of Fame procedures require […]

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Johnson New Director Of Development For National Museum Of Racing And Hall Of Fame

Cate M. Johnson has been named director of development at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Johnson, currently the office manager for the Kiaran McLaughlin Racing Stable, begins her new position at the Museum on March 31. Johnson, who has been with the McLaughlin Racing Stable (Garden City/Saratoga Springs, N.Y) since 2008, […]

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‘In The Gate’: Long Live The King

Trainer King Leatherbury was the focus of the latest edition of ESPN’s “In the Gate” podcast. Leatherbury is set to be inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame this year. On the podcast, Leatherbury discusses his 60-year training career, changes in the sport over the years, and the venerable gelding, Ben’s Cat. Listen to […]

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Online Auction Of Xtra Heat’s Halter To Benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Woodford Thoroughbreds, home of 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Xtra Heat, will offer her halter in an online auction with proceeds going to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. “We thought auctioning off her halter would be a fun way to shine the spotlight on this accomplishment and allow anyone who enjoyed following the filly to own […]

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Trainer Gary Contessa To Hold Three Racing Education Clinics In August

Trainer Gary Contessa will lead three racing education clinics in August covering a variety of topics, including racehorse conformation, ownership and general information about the sport. The first clinic will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4 at Contessa’s barn No. 54 at Saratoga Race Course’s Oklahoma Training Track. The other sessions will be Aug. 18 and […]

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Watch the 2014 Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame will hold the induction ceremony for the Class of 2014 at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be broadcast live at HRTV.com Set to be inducted are trainer Gary Jones, jockey Alex Solis and champions Ashado and Curlin. To watch the ceremony live, click here

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