Hard Not to Like closes from six lengths back to take Diana Stakes in record time and more in the August 1, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
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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.
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 2015 Racing Hall of Fame Inductions. view slideshow
The National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame Historic Review Committee has selected jockey/trainer Vincent Powers and the horse Billy Kelly for enshrinement.
"If you don't do it (again), they're right there to say, 'This guy can do better.' That's the way it goes," said Nick Zito, who will saddle Quimet in the March 28 Florida Derby (gr. I) and Frammento in the Blue Grass (gr. I).
Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, 85, died March 18 in Aventura, Fla. He had been hospitalized for several weeks with an infection.
Frank Brothers was a Thoroughbred trainer for nearly four decades, saddling 2,359 winners at a 22% rate, with half of his 10,440 starters finishing in the money while earning $48.9 million in purse money since 1974.
Leading Light, unbeaten in three starts this season, heads a field of 11 for the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger (Ire-I) Sept. 14 at the Curragh. It is one of three group I events on the program.
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 tribute to retiring race announcer Tom Durkin. watch video
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 - Alex Solis watch video
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 - Ashado watch video
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 - Clifford watch video
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 - Curlin watch video
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 - Edward P. Taylor watch video
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 - Edward R. Bradley watch video
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 - Gary Jones watch video
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 - Lloyd Hughes watch video
No one can really predict Hall of Fame greatness after one start, but there have been a number of fortunate trainers who have had the thrill of foreseeing potential greatness in a young horse. read blog
With celebration and nostalgia, the 2014 Hall of Fame class that began tinged with controversy was inducted Aug. 8 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in a ceremony that honored two equine champions, Ashado and Curlin.
Watch the 2014 induction ceremony live beginning at 10:30 am EDT on Friday, Aug 8. The 2014 inductees are Ashado, Clifford, Curlin, Lloyd Hughes, Alex Solis, Gary Jones, E. R. Bradley and E. P. Taylor.
Prominent racehorse owner and noted philanthropist Gretchen Jackson has been named president of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame by the museum's executive committee.
With Ashado about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this week, I felt it was appropriate to post this as a guest blog, as it depicts the love of a horse beautifully by a young fan, Alexa Ravit. read blog
The National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame announced June 16 that Edward R. Bradley and Edward P. Taylor have been elected to the Hall as Pillars of the Turf.
Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte, two-time Derby winner with Secretariat and Riva Ridge, issues April 30 statement: "This lack of basic consideration also applies to many others who helped shape Churchill Downs' history..."
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith comments on Kentucky Derby contender Hoppertunity. watch video
The National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame announced April 25 that jockey Alex Solis, trainer Gary Jones, and champion racehorses Ashado and Curlin will be inducted this year in the contemporary category.
Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin and trainer Steve Asmussen, who saddled him to nine stakes wins in the years he won those titles, are among 10 finalists on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot.
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall invites the public to submit nominations for 2014 from both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in seven categories.
Hall of Fame trainer gives an update on his Breeders' Cup contenders and Kentucky Derby winner Orb. Shug also discusses Point of Entry and Hymnbook. watch video
The Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Police Department is investigating the theft of five valuable trophies from the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame the night of Sept. 12.
- By Vic Zast
One jockey, five horses and Belmont II and Mellon honored. read blog
Honoring the 2013 Hall of Fame inductees. View Slideshow
A three-time winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Calvin Borel, 46, ranks 28th all-time among leading riders by wins, with 5,031 from 33,980 mounts.
Rick Nichols, vice-president/general manager of Shadwell Farm, remembers the acquisition and campaign of Invasor, who on Aug. 9 will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Dell Hancock calls Lure's Breeders' Cup victories "a marvelous end to a wonderful chapter in Claiborne history." The two-time Mile winner will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame Aug. 9.
Owner Michael Moran shares the story of champion steeplechaser McDynamo, who on Aug. 9 will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Marilyn Ketts, daughter of owner/breeder Albert Smith, remembers steeplechaser Tuscalee, 1996 champion and winner of 37 races who will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame Aug. 9.
Robert Levy remembers Housebuster, "a good-dispositioned horse" and two-time champion sprinter who on Aug. 9 will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Experience a tour of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame while highlighting Saratoga's 150th Anniversary. watch video
August Belmont II and Paul Mellon were selected as the inaugural Pillars of the Turf inductees for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's new category June 5. They will be inducted Aug. 9 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel headlines the 2013 class for the Hall of Fame. Joining him will be Housebuster, Invasor, Lure, and steeplechase greats McDynamo and Tuscalee.
Legendary trainer and visionary John Nerud turns 100 Feb. 9, and friends and fans are encouraged to post greetings and comments on website devoted to the event.
In an effort to tell a more comprehensive history of Thoroughbred racing in North America, the National Museum of Racing will be expanding its Hall of Fame with a new category, Pillars of the Turf, beginning in 2013.
- By Vic Zast
A standing room only audience gathered for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. read blog
Honoring the 2012 Inductees to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. View Slideshow
An emotional John Velazquez received a standing ovation from a standing-room only crowd Aug. 10 at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as the jockey led five other inductees into the Hall of Fame.
Horse Racing Radio Network will provide exclusive radio coverage of the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame inductions Aug. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT).
- By Vic Zast
The media took about a nanosecond to realize that both trainer Roger Attfield and jockey John Velazquez, who teamed up to win Monday's feature race with Kissable, were about to enter the Hall of Fame on Friday. read blog
The renovated Steeplechase Gallery will have a new interactive feature during the upcoming meet at Saratoga Race Course, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame said July 10.
|Trainer||Wayne M. Catalano|
|Owner||West, Gary and Mary|
|Breeder||Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.|
|Hall of Fame View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tapit||Pulpit|
|Tap Your Heels|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Ben Glass, agent||Gainesway, agent||$250,000|