National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was founded in 1950 in Saratoga Springs, New York, to honor the achievements of American thoroughbred race horses, jockeys, and trainers. Each spring, following the tabulation of the final votes, the announcement of new inductees is usually made during Kentucky Derby Week in early May.

The Hall of Fame's nominating committee selects eight to ten candidates from among the four Contemporary categories to be presented to the voters. Changes in voting procedures that commence with the 2010 candidates will allow the voters to choose multiple candidates from a single Contemporary category, instead of a single candidate from each of the four Contemporary categories.[1]

Presidents[edit]

Name Term
Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney 1950 – 1953
Walter M. Jeffords, Sr. 1953 – 1960
George D. Widener, Jr. 1960 – 1968
John W. Hanes 1968 – 1970
Gerard S. Smith 1970 – 1974
Charles E. Mather II 1974 – 1982
Whitney Tower 1982 – 1989
John T. von Stade 1989 – 2005
Stella F. Thayer 2005 – 2014
Gretchen Jackson 2014 – Present

Exemplars of Racing[edit]

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has named only five people in the history of American Thoroughbred horse racing as "Exemplars of Racing."

Name Year Awarded
George D. Widener, Jr. 1971
Walter M. Jeffords, Sr. 1973
John W. Hanes 1982
Paul Mellon 1989
Martha F. Gerry 2007

Pillars of the Turf[edit]

Established in 2013, the Hall of Fame states that the Pillars of the Turf category honors those "who have made extraordinary contributions to Thoroughbred racing in a leadership or pioneering capacity at the highest national level." [2]

Name Year Awarded
E.P. Taylor 2014
E. R. Bradley 2014
August Belmont II 2013
Paul Mellon 2013

Horses in the Hall of Fame[edit]

Seabiscuit memorial

To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a horse must have been retired for a minimum of five full calendar years.

Name Year Awarded
A.P. Indy 2000
Ack Ack 1986
Affectionately 1989
Affirmed 1980
All Along 1990
Alsab 1976
Alydar 1989
Alysheba 1993
American Eclipse 1970
Ancient Title 2008
Armed 1963
Artful 1956
Arts and Letters 1994
Ashado 2014
Assault 1964
Azeri 2010
Battleship 1969
Bayakoa 1998
Bed o'Roses 1976
Beldame 1956
Ben Brush 1955
Ben Nevis II 2009
Best Pal 2010
Bewitch 1977
Bimelech 1990
Black Gold 1989
Black Helen 1991
Blue Larkspur 1957
Bold 'n Determined 1997
Bold Ruler 1973
Bon Nouvel 1976
Boston 1955
Bowl of Flowers 2004
Broomstick 1956
Buckpasser 1970
Busher 1964
Bushranger 1967
Cafe Prince 1985
Carry Back 1975
Cavalcade 1993
Challedon 1977
Chris Evert 1988
Cicada 1967
Cigar 2002
Citation 1959
Clifford 2014
Coaltown 1983
Colin 1956
Commando 1956
Cougar II 2006
Count Fleet 1961
Crusader 1995
Curlin 2014
Dahlia 1981
Damascus 1974
Dance Smartly 2003
Dark Mirage 1974
Davona Dale 1985
Desert Vixen 1979
Devil Diver 1980
Discovery 1969
Domino 1955
Dr. Fager 1971
Duke of Magenta 2011
Easy Goer 1997
Eight Thirty 1994
Elkridge 1966
Emperor of Norfolk 1988
Equipoise 1957
Exceller 1999
Exterminator 1957
Fair Play 1956
Fairmount 1985
Fashion 1980
Firenze 1981
Flatterer 1994
Flawlessly 2004
Foolish Pleasure 1995
Forego 1979
Fort Marcy 1998
Gallant Bloom 1977
Gallant Fox 1957
Gallant Man 1987
Gallorette 1962
Gamely 1980
Genuine Risk 1986
Ghostzapper 2012
Go For Wand 1996
Good and Plenty 1956
Granville 1997
Grey Lag 1957
Gun Bow 1999
Hamburg 1986
Hanover 1955
Harry Bassett 2010
Henry of Navarre 1985
Hill Prince 1991
Hindoo 1955
Holy Bull 2001
Housebuster 2013
Imp 1965
Inside Information 2008
Invasor 2013
Jay Trump 1971
John Henry 1990
Johnstown 1992
Jolly Roger 1965
Kelso 1967
Kentucky 1983
Kingston 1955
La Prevoyante 1995
Lady's Secret 1992
L'Escargot 1977
Lexington 1955
Lonesome Glory 2005
Longfellow 1971
Luke Blackburn 1956
Lure 2013
Majestic Prince 1988
Manila 2008
Man o' War 1957
Maskette 2001
McDynamo 2013
Miesque 1999
Miss Woodford 1967
Mom's Command 2007
Myrtlewood 1979
Nashua 1965
Native Dancer 1963
Native Diver 1978
Needles 2000
Neji 1966
Noor 2002
Northern Dancer 1976
Oedipus 1978
Old Rosebud 1968
Omaha 1965
Open Mind 2011
Pan Zareta 1972
Parole 1984
Paseana 2001
Personal Ensign 1993
Peter Pan 1956
Planet 2012
Point Given 2010
Precisionist 2003
Princess Doreen 1982
Princess Rooney 1991
Real Delight 1987
Regret 1957
Reigh Count 1978
Riva Ridge 1998
Roamer 1981
Roseben 1956
Round Table 1972
Ruffian 1976
Ruthless 1975
Safely Kept 2011
Salvator 1955
Sarazen 1957
Seabiscuit 1958
Searching 1978
Seattle Slew 1981
Secretariat 1974
Serena's Song 2002
Shuvee 1975
Silverbulletday 2009
Silver Charm 2007
Silver Spoon 1978
Sir Archy 1955
Sir Barton 1957
Skip Away 2004
Sky Beauty 2011
Slew o' Gold 1992
Spectacular Bid 1982
Stymie 1975
Sun Beau 1996
Sunday Silence 1996
Susan's Girl 1976
Swaps 1966
Swoon's Son 2007
Sword Dancer 1977
Sysonby 1956
Ta Wee 1994
Ten Broeck 1982
Tim Tam 1985
Tiznow 2009
Tom Fool 1960
Top Flight 1966
Tosmah 1984
Tuscalee 2013
Twenty Grand 1957
Twilight Tear 1963
Two Lea 1982
War Admiral 1958
Whirlaway 1959
Whisk Broom II 1979
Winning Colors 2000
Zaccio 1990
Zev 1983

Jockeys in the Hall of Fame[edit]

To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a jockey must be licensed for 20 years or have been retired for at least five years.

Name Year Awarded
John H. Adams 1965
Dooley Adams 1970
Joe Aitcheson, Jr. 1978
Eddie Arcaro 1958
Ted Atkinson 1957
Braulio Baeza 1976
Jerry D. Bailey 1995
George Barbee 1996
Shelby "Pike" Barnes 2011
Caroll K. Bassett 1972
Russell Baze 1999
Walter Blum 1987
William Boland 2006
Calvin Borel 2013
George Bostwick 1968
Sam Boulmetis, Sr. 1973
Steve Brooks 1963
Don Brumfield 1996
Thomas H. Burns 1983
James H. Butwell 1984
J. Dallett Byers 1967
Steve Cauthen 1994
Frank Coltiletti 1970
Angel Cordero, Jr. 1988
Robert H. Crawford 1973
Pat Day 1991
Eddie Delahoussaye 1993
Kent Desormeaux 2004
Lavelle Ensor 1962
Laverne Fator 1955
Earlie Fires 2001
Jerry Fishback 1992
Mack Garner 1969
Edward R. Garrison 1955
Avelino Gomez 1982
Henry F. Griffin 1956
Eric Guerin 1972
Bill Hartack 1959
Sandy Hawley 1992
Lloyd Hughes 2014
Albert Johnson 1971
William J. Knapp 1969
Julie Krone 2000
Clarence Kummer 1972
Charles Kurtsinger 1967
Johnny Loftus 1959
Johnny Longden 1958
Daniel A. Maher 1955
Eddie Maple 2009
J. Linus McAtee 1956
Chris McCarron 1989
Conn McCreary 1975
Rigan McKinney 1968
Jim McLaughlin 1955
Walter Miller 1955
Isaac Murphy 1955
Ralph Neves 1960
Joe Notter 1963
Winfield O'Conner 1956
George Odom 1955
Frank O'Neill 1956
Ivan H. Parke 1978
Gilbert W. Patrick 1970
Martín Pedroza 2010
Donald Pierce 2010
Laffit Pincay, Jr. 1975
Edgar Prado 2008
Samuel Purdy 1970
John Reiff 1956
Alfred Robertson 1971
John L. Rotz 1983
Randy Romero 2010
Earl Sande 1955
José A. Santos 2007
Johnny Sellers 2007
Carroll H. Shilling 1970
Willie Shoemaker 1958
Willie Simms 1977
Tod Sloan 1955
Mike E. Smith 2003
Alfred P. Smithwick 1973
Alex Solis 2014
Gary Stevens 1997
James Stout 1968
Fred Taral 1955
Bayard Tuckerman, Jr. 1973
Ron Turcotte 1979
Nash Turner 1955
Bobby Ussery 1980
Ismael Valenzuela 2008
Jacinto Vasquez 1998
Jorge Velasquez 1990
John Velazquez 2012
Thomas M. Walsh 2005
Jack Westrope 2002
Jimmy Winkfield 2004
George Woolf 1955
Raymond Workman 1956
Manuel Ycaza 1977

Trainers in the Hall of Fame[edit]

To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a trainer must be licensed and actively involved with Thoroughbreds for at least 25 years or have been retired for a minimum of five years.

Name Year Awarded
Roger L. Attfield 2012
Bob Baffert 2009
Laz Barrera 1979
H. Guy Bedwell 1971
Edward D. Brown 1984
J. Elliott Burch 1980
Preston M. Burch 1963
William P. Burch 1955
Fred Burlew 1973
Matthew Byrnes 2011
Frank E. Childs 1968
Henry S. Clark 1982
W. Burling Cocks 1985
James P. Conway 1996
Warren A. Croll, Jr. 1994
Bud Delp 2002
Neil Drysdale 2000
William B. Duke 1956
Janet Elliot 2009
Louis Feustel 1964
James Fitzsimmons 1958
Henry Forrest 2007
Robert J. Frankel 1995
John M. Gaver, Sr. 1966
Carl Hanford 2006
Thomas J. Healey 1955
Samuel C. Hildreth 1955
Sonny Hine 2003
Maximilian Hirsch 1959
William J. Hirsch 1982
Thomas Hitchcock 1973
Jerry Hollendorfer 2011
Hollie Hughes 1973
John J. Hyland 1956
Hirsch Jacobs 1958
H. Allen Jerkens 1975
Philip G. Johnson 1997
William R. Johnson 1986
LeRoy Jolley 1987
Benjamin A. Jones 1958
Gary F. Jones 2014
Horace A. Jones 1959
A. Jack Joyner 1955
Thomas J. Kelly 1993
Lucien Laurin 1977
J. Howard Lewis 1969
D. Wayne Lukas 1999
Horatio Luro 1980
John E. Madden 1983
James W. Maloney 1989
Richard E. Mandella 2001
Pancho Martin 1981
Frank McCabe 2007
Ron McAnally 1990
Henry McDaniel 1956
Claude R. McGaughey III 2004
MacKenzie Miller 1987
Michael "Buster" Millerick 2010
William Molter 1960
William I. Mott 1998
Winbert F. Mulholland 1967
Carl Nafzger 2008
Edward A. Neloy 1983
John A. Nerud 1972
Burley Parke 1986
Angel Penna, Sr. 1988
Jacob Pincus 1988
John W. Rogers 1955
James G. Rowe, Sr. 1955
Flint S. Schulhofer 1992
Jonathan E. Sheppard 1990
Robert A. Smith 1976
Tom Smith 2001
Daniel Michael Smithwick 1971
Woody Stephens 1976
Mesh Tenney 1991
Herbert J. Thompson 1969
Harry Trotsek 1984
Jack Van Berg 1985
Marion Van Berg 1970
John M. Veitch 2007
Sylvester Veitch 1977
R. Wyndham Walden 1970
Michael G. Walsh 1997
Sherrill W. Ward 1978
Sidney Watters, Jr. 2005
Robert L. Wheeler 2012
Frank Whiteley, Jr. 1978
Charles E. Whittingham 1974
Ansel Williamson 1998
William C. Winfrey 1971
G. Carey Winfrey 1975
Nick Zito 2005

United States Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame[edit]

See: Category:United States Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame inductees (for thoroughbred horse racing horses, jockeys, and trainers who have been inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/horse/news/story?id=4962597
  2. ^ "August Belmont II and Paul Mellon Selected" (Press release). Saratoga Springs, NY: National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 

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