Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will be the keynote speaker at the National Museum of Racing’s 2010 Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Aug. 13. The ceremony will be held at the newly renovated Fasig-Tipton Sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at 10:30 a.m. It is free to the public.
Stevens, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997, will be the fourth Hall of Fame member--following John Nerud in 1994, D. Wayne Lukas in 2004 and Chris McCarron in 2009 – to accept an invitation to speak at the ceremony.
Stevens, 47, won 5,005 races and had purse earnings of $237,644,302 in a career that spanned from 1979 to 2005.
Stevens won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) with Winning Colors (1988), Thunder Gulch (1995) and Silver Charm (1997); the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with Silver Charm (1997) and Point Given (2001); and the Belmont with Thunder Gulch (1995), Victory Gallop (1998) and Point Given (2001).