Jimmy Winkfield, Bowl of Flowers New Hall of Fame Members
Updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 3:55 PM
Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 3:55 PM
The historic review committee of the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame has selected Jimmy Winkfield and Bowl of Flowers for induction, it was announced today.
They will be inducted Aug. 9 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., along with previously announced trainer Shug McGaughey, jockey Kent Desormeaux and horses Skip Away and Flawlessly.
It takes at least nine of the 12 members of the historic review committee voting yes for an individual or horse to become a member of the Hall of Fame.
Winkfield won two Kentucky Derbys, was one of the well known turn-of-the-century black jockeys. Winkfield was born in 1882 and won the Derby aboard His Eminence in 1901 and Alan-a-Dale in 1902. He is one of only four jockeys to win the Derby in consecutive years
Bowl of Flowers was the two-time filly champion for Isabel Dodge Sloane's Brookmeade Stable. By Sailor--Flower Bowl, by Alibhai, she was one of six champions trained by Hall of Famer Elliott Burch.
Upon learning of Bowl of Flowers' election to the Hall of Fame, Burch said, "I would put her in the top five of any horse I've trained and possibly the best filly I ever trained.
Bowl of Flowers won 10 of 16 races at two and three and earned $398,504. At two in 1960, she won the National Stallion Stakes, Gardenia Stakes, and Frizette Stakes to earn juvenile filly championship honors. At three, she returned to win the Acorn Stakes and increased her winning streak to six. A photo finish loss to Funloving in the Mother Goose Stakes denied her the New York Filly Triple Crown, but she returned to defeat that same filly by five lengths in the series' concluding Coaching Club American Oaks.
In the fall, Bowl of Flowers clinched her second championship by defeating 3-year-old rival Primonetta and older filly champion Airmans Guide in the Spinster Stakes.
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