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  • Commentary: Spring Colors

    <i>By Terese Karmel</i> - Several years ago, I heard one of the finest speeches at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductions when trainer D. Wayne Lukas reminisced about that year's horse nominee, Winning Colors.

  • Carl Nafzger is a two-time Kentucky Derby winner.

    12 Finalists Named for Hall of Fame

    Trainer Carl Nafzger and jockey Edgar Prado topped the list of 12 finalists for election to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in 2008 when the museum announced nominees Feb. 22. Notably missing from the list was California conditioner Bob Baffert, who has been eligible for election for the past two years.

  • Jose Santos

    Santos Guest at Sports Dinner

    Jockey Jose Santos will return to the limelight Feb. 23 when he joins athletes from various other sports at the 17th Sports Legends Awards dinner at The Omni Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. The event benefits spinal cord research through the Paralysis Project of America.

  • Garrett Gomez wears a plastic safety visor to help protect his face from kickback at Santa Anita.

    CA Jocks Make Safety Visors

    Jockeys in California are wearing plastic safety visors to protect their faces from harsh kickback as racing at Santa Anita continues despite the track's surface problems.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Hall of a Career

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - I never met Dale Baird. In fact, I never even saw one of his horses win in person. But in 2005 I voted for him to gain inclusion in racing's Hall of Fame.

  • Jerry Bailey

    Bailey to Guild Creditors' Panel

    In the latest development in the Jockeys' Guild bankruptcy case, former Guild president Jerry Bailey was appointed to a creditors' committee that is chaired by outsted Guild manager Wayne Gertmenian.

  • Bill Mott

    For Trainer Bill Mott, Reality Seems Sweeter

    For days, reporters have been asking Bill Mott about his successful season at Saratoga, where he leads all trainers with a 16-6-10 standing from 53 starts. For days, Mott has been realistic about his chances; he's seen other horsemen hit unexpected winning streaks, has known the dry spells that can suddenly hit a leading trainer's string. Just because he was ahead at week one, or week two, or week three of the meet doesn't mean he'll be the last man standing when they run the last race on the last day, and this is what Mott has been quick to say.

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    Eight Inducted into Hall of Fame Aug. 6

    Eight legendary figures from the Thoroughbred industry were inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Aug. 6, as University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino gave the keynote address at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion.

  • Steve Haskin&lt;br&gt;Senior Correspondent

    Commentary: Charming Trip

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> - When the doors of the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., open for Silver Charm Aug. 6, there will be no one blocking his way, and he will take his rightful place among the greats of the sport.

  • Jose Santos

    Santos Retires; Has Five Fractures in Spine

    Jockey Jose Santos announced his retirement July 30 at Saratoga Race Course. The 46-year-old native of Concepcion, Chile, had been trying to come back from injuries suffered in a three-horse spill at Aqueduct on Feb. 1.

  • Pitino to Deliver Hall of Fame Speech

    University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, a Thoroughbred owner for two decades, will be the guest speaker at the 2007 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday, Aug. 6.

  • Derby Field Minus Lukas, Baffert, Zito Starters

    Look past unknown jockeys, unbeaten starters, unfamiliar owners, and other contributors to this year's intriguing Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). More noticeable than the presence of uniqueness is the absence of three trainers who held the Triple Crown spotlight for several decades.

  • Keeneland to Host Hall of Fame Jockey Day

    Keeneland will host Hall of Fame Jockey Day Wednesday, April 18. The jockeys present to sign autographs at the event will be Pat Day, Chris McCarron, Gary Stevens, Steve Cauthen, Don Brumfield, Angel Cordero, Jr., Bobby Ussery, and Earlie Fires.

  • Tainted Vote

    <i>By Bill Christine</i> - When I mentioned to a colleague that I was taking on the Racing Hall of Fame again, he tried to dissuade me. "That's too easy," he said. "That's not shooting fish in a barrel; that's shooting a guppy in a teacup. Pick on somebody slightly harder, like President Bush, or Britney, or Frank Stronach."

  • Lone Star Park to Recognize Hall of Fame Class

    A foundation class of 14 will be enshrined in the new Lone Star Park Hall of Fame April 21 -- as part of the year long celebration of Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie's 10th anniversary. Lone Star Park's spring Thoroughbred season opens for a 16-week run April 12 and will continue through July 29.

  • Thirteen Finalists Named for Hall of Fame

    Seven horses, three jockeys, and three trainers have been selected as the 2007 finalists for nomination to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. The inductees will be announced May 29, with the ceremony slated for Aug. 6.

  • Aulisi Named Acting Museum Director

    Joseph E. Aulisi has been named the acting director of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, museum president Stella F. Thayer announced Oct. 12.

  • Tears Flow at Racing Hall of Fame

    "There is no crying in horse racing" - at least, there's not supposed to be. But at the induction ceremony for new members of the Racing Hall of Fame on Monday, tears seemed a requirement.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Hall Monitor

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- For the second consecutive year, no contemporary horses were elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. That is astonishing, considering some of the champions named on the ballot.

  • Jockey Edgar Prado celebrates Whitney Handicap victory with Lemon Drop Kid, new to the Hall of Fame nominee list.

    Hall of Fame Announces 87 Nominees on 2006 Ballot

    The National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame has released the names of 87 nominees for induction into the Hall this year, with trainer Neil Howard and jockey Mark Guidry among newcomers on the list for consideration. The Hall of Fame is located at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Racing Hall of Fame to Reduce Winter Hours

    Due to significant increases in energy prices, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in January and February of 2006.

  • T. D. Vance, background, holds off Silver Whistle to win the Hall of Fame Stakes.

    T. D. Vance Holds on to Win Hall of Fame Stakes

    T.D. Vance, a 3-year-old Rahy gelding trained by H. Graham Motion, outlasted Silver Whistle to win the Aug. 8 National Musuem of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga the same day that racing honored its newest Hall of Famers.

  • Trainer Nick Zito enters Hall of Fame in Monday ceremony.

    Zito Among Monday's Hall of Fame Inductees

    Thoroughbred racing will honor trainer Nick Zito and three others when the class of 2005 is inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame on Monday.

  • Olivares Named to Finger Lakes Hall of Fame

    Former jockey Jose Olivares, whose career was cut short after being paralyzed in a spill at Finger Lakes in 1970, has been named the 15th member of the Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack Hall of Fame. An induction ceremony is scheduled to take place July 16 between the fifth and sixth races at the New York track.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Hall Pass

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - There have been a number of critics (notably in the media) who have said the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame needed a change in election procedures that each year designated inductees in jockey, trainer, male horse, and female horse categories. They wouldn't name names publicly, but these critics charged that the Hall of Fame was electing too many individuals who simply did not belong.

  • Trainer Nick Zito, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.

    Zito Humbled by Hall of Fame Induction

    Trainer Nick Zito, the 57-year-old New York native who has won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) twice, is rarely at a loss for words. But in trying to express his feelings over the announcement he will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame this year, reacted, "I just don't know what to say."

  • Hall of Fame Releases 2005 Nominees; New Procedures Used

    Ten horses, five jockeys, and five trainers have been nominated for the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame, museum president John von Stade announced Monday. The slate of nominees is the first presented under the revised procedures of Thoroughbred racing's official national Hall of Fame.

  • Four Selected for Fair Grounds Hall of Fame

    The 2003 Horse of the Year, Mineshaft, his trainer, and his regular rider make up three-fourths of the induction class of 2005 for the Fair Grounds Racing Hall of Fame, track officials announced Sept. 21.

  • Hall of Fame Voting Procedures Amended

    The board of trustees of the National Museum of Racing has approved recommended changes in voting procedures for Thoroughbred racing's Hall of Fame, museum president John von Stade announced Friday.

  • Ogden Mills Phipps, left, presents Hall of Fame plaque to trainer Shug McGaughey.

    Class of 2004 Inducted into Hall of Fame

    One year after her late husband, Hubert "Sonny" Hine, was inducted into racing's Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Racing, Carolyn Hine was again onstage during the annual induction ceremony Aug. 9 at Fasig-Tipton's Humphrey S. Finney pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Little Patch of Heaven

    <i>By John Williams</i> -- Of all the runners to have carried the famous flamingo pink silks of Harbor View Farm, Affirmed and his brilliant champion daughter Flawlessly stand above the others in the hearts of Lou and Patrice Wolfson.

  • 2004 Hall of Fame Inductee: Claude "Shug" McGaughey

    Trainer Claude McGaughey goes by the nickname "Shug," but the more apropos moniker may now be "First Ballot" McGaughey after being selected for induction to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility Tuesday.

  • Skip Away, among finalists for Hall of Fame induction this year.

    McGaughey, Zito, Skip Away Among Hall of Fame Finalists

    Trainers Shug McGaughey and Nick Zito and 1998 Horse of the Year Skip Away are among the candidates for election to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility, Museum president John T. von Stade announced Monday, April 4. More than 140 members of the racing media will vote on the Hall of Fame, and the one winner in each category will be announced via teleconference on May 25.