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  • Bobby Flay

    Flay to Deliver Hall of Fame Address

    Celebrity chef and racing owner Bobby Flay will deliver the keynote address at the National Museum of Racing's 2011 Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday, Aug. 12, at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion.

  • Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer

    Hollendorfer, 3 Fillies Make Hall of Fame

    Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, along with top fillies Open Mind, Safely Kept, and Sky Beauty form the Class of 2011 for the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place Aug. 12.

  • Hall-endorfer by Evan Hammonds

    Hollendorfer has been eligible for consideration since 2004 based on the rules of the game. It says here this should be a one-and-done deal for the horseman to enter the Hall of Fame on the first ballot.

  • "SEE RACHEL RUN" promotional flyer from NYRA.

    'Rachel' Poised to Make History in Woodward

    With her scheduled start against older males in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, Sept. 5, Rachel Alexandra is taking a path seldom traveled by 3-year-old fillies.

  • John Nerud: A Racing Legend Part 1 (Video)

    Part I: Hall of Famer John Nerud talks about the high-profile trainers whose careers he helped start, the need for a national commissioner for Thoroughbred racing, changes with the Breeders' Cup World Championship, and more.

  • Silverbulletday

    2009 Hall of Fame: Bullet Train

    Three-million dollars in earnings, two Eclipse Awards, Breeders' Cup and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) wins, and 12 years later, the champagne runner named after a light beer will enter the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame along with her trainer Aug. 14.

  • Tiznow

    2009 Hall of Fame: Now and Forever

    Tiznow's election into the Hall of Fame was not based solely on his two Breeders' Cup Classic victories. In addition to those two triumphs and his five-length romp in the Santa Anita Handicap, he set a track record in the Super Derby (gr. I), defeated eventual Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Captain Steve in the Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), and captured the San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) and Affirmed Handicap (gr. III), while placing in five graded stakes.

  • Eddie Maple waits to be introduced at the Hall of Fame ceremony.

    2009 Hall of Fame: Maple Grows Tall

    Eddie Maple, who retired as a jockey 11 years ago, doesn't have a lot of time to sit and reminisce. He and his wife, Kate, are always on the go, managing two bustling equestrian centers on plantations in Bluffton, S.C., which is located near the popular Hilton Head Island beach resort.

  • Janet Elliot

    2009 Hall of Fame: Elliot Chasing Fame

    Janet Elliot's horses have led the National Steeplechase Association's annual earnings list six times. Through 2008 Elliot ranked third on the all-time earnings list, with $7,580,234. Her lifetime total of 355 NSA wins through April 17 this year ranks among the best.

  • Ben Nevis II

    2009 Hall of Fame: Big Ben

    Ben Nevis II became the third United States-based winner of England's Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree when he captured the historic race in 1980. Better yet, he followed the two previous American winners, Battleship and Jay Trump, into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

  • Bob Baffert

    Baffert Reflects on His Road to the HOF

    With both his parents by his side, Bob Baffert, the sixth winningest trainer of all time by money won, will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame at Saratoga Aug. 14. A three-time champion trainer, Baffert, who has three Kentucky Derby (gr. I) wins, four Preakness (gr. I) victories, and seven Breeders' Cup titles under his belt, enthusiastically reflected on his experiences in the industry during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference Aug. 11.

  • Chris McCarron

    McCarron to Deliver Hall of Fame Speech

    Twenty years after his tearful acceptance speech, jockey Chris McCarron will be the guest speaker at the 2009 Hall of Fame induction ceremony August 14.

  • Bob Baffert was elected to the Racing Hall of Fame in his first year on the ballot.

    Baffert, Maple, Elliot to Hall of Fame

    Trainer Bob Baffert and Silverbulletday, one of the best fillies he trained, along with jockey Eddie Maple and steeplechase trainer Janet Elliot, are among the latest additions to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.

  • Manila held off Theatrical to win the 1986 Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita.

    Hall of Famer Manila Dead

    Manila, who was elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2008, died Feb. 28 in Turkey because of an aortic rupture.

  • Arazi's Breeder in Pro Football HOF

    Longtime Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr., who formerly was prominent in Thoroughbred breeding and racing, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At age 90, Wilson will be the oldest person ever inducted when ceremonies are held Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio.

  • Hall of Fame Ceremony Date Changed

    The National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame ceremony in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., which for a number of years has taken place on a Monday in early to mid August, will be moved to Friday, Aug. 14 this year.

  • Earlie Fires

    Hall of Fame Jockey Earlie Fires Retires

    Hall of Fame jockey Earlie Fires retired Sept. 21 with a fifth-place finish aboard Manchu Prince in the fifth race at Arlington Park, where he is the track's all-time leading rider.

  • Angel Cordero

    Cordero Ready to Take on Legends

    Angel Cordero Jr. says he will be ready for the "Living Legends Race" at the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita Park Oct. 18, despite not being a big fan of exercise, at least out of the saddle.

  • And They're Off: At Saratoga (Video)

    Hosted by Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin, "And They're Off" is a bi-monthly online video series sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. This week's topics include Big Brown, an interview with Kenny McPeek, the Hall of Fame, and Lava Man.

  • Gary Contessa

    Contessa New Exceller Fund President

    New York-based trainer Gary Contessa has been named president of the Exceller Fund, a non-profit organization that transitions former racehorses into new careers.

  • The 2008 Hall of Fame inductees pose with their plaques.

    Hall of Fame: It's All About the Horse

    The message at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame induction ceremony Aug. 4 was plain and simple: "It's all about the horse."

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    Wesley Perseveres in Hall of Fame Win

    Willmott Stables' Wesley moved from last to first on the final turn before breaking free from a tightly-bunched field in deep stretch to win the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 4.

  • Jerry Bailey will be one of the hosts for "Dining with the Dynasties."

    'Dynasties' Event Planned at Arlington

    Hall of Fame jockeys Jerry Bailey, Pat Day and Earlie Fires will host "Dining with the Dynasties," a special lunch for seven other participants at Arlington Park on Aug. 8, the day before the Arlington Million (gr. IT). The luncheon, in the track's Million Room, is being auctioned on eBay to benefit the Illinois Race Track Chaplaincy of America division and the Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • Richardson to Speak at Hall of Fame

    Renowned equine orthopedic surgeon Dean W. Richardson, who led the team that treated Barbaro, will be the guest speaker at the National Museum of Racing's 2008 Hall of Fame induction ceremony Aug. 4 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Smart Strike is one of four horses to be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.

    Canadian Hall of Fame Inductees Named

    The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame announced its 2008 inductees May 20. Four horses and four people will be honored at a Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Mississauga Convention Centre Aug. 28.