Demonstrative, voted an Eclipse Award as champion steeplechase horse for 2014, will be inducted in to the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame.
The public ceremony, which will also include the induction of Palace Malice as the 2014 Aiken-trained Horse of the Year, will be held March 15 at 2 p.m. ET in the courtyard of the Hall of Fame in Aiken, S.C.
Demonstrative will join other steeplechasers Barnaby's Bluff, Elkridge, Neji, Oedipus, and Quick Pitch when he is inducted as the 40th member of the Hall of Fame. Memorabilia from Demonstrative's racing career will be on display.
Bred in Kentucky by Gainsborough, the 9-year-old gelding by Elusive Quality —Loving Pride, by Quiet American, races for Jacqueline Ohrstrom of Aiken and The Plains, Va., and is trained by Richard Valentine. He was purchased from the Kingsley House Stables consignment for 25,000 guineas ($39,876 in United States funds) at the 2010 Tattersalls July mixed sale. Hyphen Bloodstock signed the ticket.
Demonstrative has 38 career starts with 12 wins, eight seconds, and six thirds and $835,074 in career earnings.
He was the winner of three National Steeplechase Association grade I races in 2014: New York Turf Writers Cup Stakes, Lonesome Glory Handicap, and the Grand National Hurdle Stakes. He earned the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Champions Award for 2014 as the year's leading earner with $362,500.
Demonstrative also won the 2013 Calvin Houghland Iroquois, 2012 New York Turf Writers Cup, and the 2012 Colonial Cup, all NSA grade I stakes.