2013 Hall of Fame

The 2013 Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The ceremony begins with the introduction of those current members of the Hall of Fame in attendance.

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Tuscalee
(Tuscany - Verna Lee, by British Buddy)

89 starts, 39 wins, 14 seconds, 10 thirds, and earnings of $130,917
1966 U.S. Champion Steeplechaser

Bred in Maryland by Alfred H. Smith
Owner: Alfred H. Smith
Trainer: Leiter Aitcheson
 

 

Ed Bowen presents the plaque for Tuscalee to Mary Ryan and Marilyn Ketts, daughter of owner Alfred Smith.

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McDynamo
(Dynaformer - Rondonia, by Monteverdi (IRE))

34 starts, 17 wins, 6 seconds, 1 third, and earnings of $1,354,994
Champion Steeplechaser 2003, 2005, and 2006

Bred in Kentucky by Richard Fox, Nathan Fox & Richard Kaster
Owned: Michael J. Moran
Trainer: Sanna N. Hendriks

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Trainer Sanna Hendriks and owner Michael Moran pose with McDynamo's plaque.

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Trainer Sanna Hendriks said that she thought McDynamo would be all right, if he just learned to relax.

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McDynamo's owner Michael Moran speaks about his horse's accomplishments.

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Housebuster
(Mt. Livermore - Big Dreams, by Great Above)

22 starts, 15 wins, 3 seconds, 1 third, and earnings of $1,229,696
1990 Champion Sprinter

Bred in Kentucky by Murphy Stable & Blanche P. Levy
Owner: Robert P. Levy
Trainer: Warren A. Croll, Jr.

Ed Bowen presents the plaque for Housebuster to owners Mr and Mrs. Robert Levy.

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Owner Robert Levy said that Housebuster was "a champion in all aspects—ability, personality, and accomplishment."

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Invasor
(Candy Stripes - Quendom (ARG) by Interprete (ARG))

12 starts, 11 wins, and earnings of $7,804,070
2005 Uruguay Horse of the Year
2006 U.S. Horse of the Year

Bred in Argentina by Haras Clausan
Owner: Shadwell Stable
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
 

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Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and Rick Nichols, vice president and general manager of Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm, accept the plaque for Invasor.

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Rick Nichols recalled how Sheikh Hamdan watched videos of  Invasor winning the Uruguayan Triple Crown before purchasing him.

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Lure
(Danzig - Endear, by Alydar)

25 starts, 14 wins, 8 seconds, and earnings of $2,515,289
2-time winner of the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I).

Bred in Kentucky by Claiborne Farm & The Gamely Corp.
Owner: Claiborne Farm
Trainer: Shug McGaughey

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Walker Hancock and Dell Hancock represented Claiborne for Lure's Hall of Fame induction.

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Dell Hancock honored Lure co-breeder William Haggin Perry as she remembered Lure's accomplishments.

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Jockey Calvin Borel with his Hall of Fame plaque and his agent Jerry Hissam.

Calvin Borel gets a big hug from brother Cecil Borel, as he heads to the podium.

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Jockey Calvin Borel receives his ceremonial jacket from trainer and Hall of Fame member Carl Nafzger, who trained Borel's first Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Street Sense. Nafzger introduced Borel.

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Calvin Borel had wife Lisa Funk-Borel handle his acceptance speech, as he didn't know if he could keep the tears at bay.

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But, they were both overcome with emotion.

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Calvin Borel thanked agent Jerry Hissam, his brother, and all those who gave him rides, and wished that his parents could be there to see him receive the Hall of Fame honor.

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New Hall of Famer Calvin Borel poses with wife Lisa and Hall of Fame Trainer Carl Nafzger.

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