racing hall of fame

Longtime Journalist Michael Veitch Named Historian For National Museum Of Racing

Michael Veitch, who covered the sport of Thoroughbred racing as a decorated journalist for nearly 40 years and is the author of three books on the sport’s history, has been named the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s historian. Veitch, who will officially begin the part-time role on Oct. 1, replaces Allan Carter, […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Randy Romero, Rider For Personal Ensign, Dies At 61

After a decades-long battle with health issues, Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero, known for riding Go for Wand and the unbeaten Personal Ensign among others, has passed away at the age of 61 in his native Louisiana. He was surrounded by family members while under hospice care in Lafayette, La. “He is the toughest […]

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Louisiana Downs Honors Racing Hall Of Fame Inductees

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs held its first Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, July 13. The event, which was open to the public, honored the achievements of horse owners, trainers, jockeys, horses and property contributors who have played pivotal roles in the rich history of Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. A committee was formed earlier this […]

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National Museum Of Racing Seeks Artistic Works For Forthcoming ‘Hall Of Fame Experience’

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is offering an open call for submissions by artists to create an original panoramic work for the Museum’s Race Day Gallery that will be part of the new Hall of Fame Experience, set to open in July 2020. Artists wishing to submit original concepts must submit […]

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‘Remarkable’ History Of Louisiana Downs On Display In Track’s New Racing Hall Of Fame

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is pleased to announce the formation of its first Racing Hall of Fame. It will serve as an opportunity to honor the achievements of horse owners, trainers, jockeys, horses and property contributors who have played pivotal roles in the rich history of Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. A committee was formed earlier this year […]

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Gio Ponti, Royal Delta, Casse And Clement Among Nine Hall Of Fame Finalists

Five racehorses, three trainers and one jockey account for the nine finalists that will comprise the National Museum of Racing’s 2019 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are: racehorses Blind Luck, Gio Ponti, Havre de Grace, Rags to Riches and Royal Delta (first year of […]

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Horse Racing Photography Exhibit Opens At Hall Of Fame Jan. 20

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is pleased to present its inaugural Photo Finish juried photography exhibition this winter. The new exhibition will open to the public in the Museum’s von Stade Gallery on Sunday, Jan. 20 and remain on display through March 10. The Museum received 159 photos by 83 photographers […]

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National Museum Of Racing Looks To Complete Fundraising Goal For ‘Reimagined Hall Of Fame’

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is almost halfway to its goal of $20 million to fund the Museum’s upcoming Hall of Fame Education Experience. Since announcing the campaign on Hall of Fame Day on Aug. 3, the Museum has raised $9 million toward the project. The Museum is now reaching out […]

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Julie Krone, Artist Gift Bronze Sculpture To Racing Hall Of Fame

A bronze sculpture of Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone, the first woman elected to the Hall of Fame, has been gifted to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame by Krone, artist Linda Stinson and her husband, Michael. Currently on display in the Museum’s Sculpture Gallery, the bronze by Stinson is now […]

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Cot Campbell, Late Penny Chenery Among A Dozen Newly Elected ‘Pillars Of The Turf’

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Pillars of the Turf Committee has elected 12 new members to the Hall of Fame. The 2018 Pillars of the Turf inductees are: Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin, August Belmont I, Cot Campbell, Penny Chenery, John W. Galbreath, Arthur B. Hancock, Sr., Hal Price Headley, John Morrissey, […]

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