05/24/2016 3:31PM

Hall of Fame induction for museum members only


Citing a high demand and limited available seating, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will limit attendees to this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony to museum members only.

Museum members will be permitted to reserve a maximum of two tickets on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting the museum’s membership office at (518) 584-0400, ext. 109. There is no charge for tickets.

The induction ceremony is held at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion, across the street from the Oklahoma training track. Typically, the ceremony is open to the public.

But this year’s induction class includes the extremely popular Thoroughbreds Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta as well as jockey Ramon Dominguez and trainer Steve Asmussen.

The ceremony will be held on Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m.

The ceremony will be stream lived on the internet at racingmuseum.org.



Ron Beal More than 1 year ago
I think 'wrong headed' best describes the quality of this decision. Surely someone at the HOF has the sense, and sensibility, to realize this needs to be undone.  
vicspin More than 1 year ago
Just another way to drive fans away from the game. The four inductees all represent the last ten to fifteen years of the sport and have generated a lot of fans who would love to see this event.  Hold the ceremony at a larger venue. Possibly SPAC?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this really stinks
Steve Waddington More than 1 year ago
Why not hold it at the track and let the fans attend?  Nothing like shutting out the fans for the induction of two of the most popular horses of the last 20 years. Whoever made this decision is an idiot.
Kenneth R. Wiener More than 1 year ago
Great idea.  How  could it not have occurred to the geniuses in charge?
Barbara Bowen More than 1 year ago
If racing paid the C level executives who run these organizations based on their ingenuity in how to exclude fans and people who want to be fans from the niche sport of horse racing, the sport would attract the A listers that might turn the ship around. 
noocheroni More than 1 year ago
Why not simulcast it to the track  for us ordinary people ?
Randy Schulhofer More than 1 year ago
Game sure has changed but what has not? Now guys who have proven track records of getting caught using "something" that they are suppose to use for racing. These guys have gotten to where they are by cheating and now getting into the Hall of Fame. I know my father is turning in his grave with these sort of guys getting into the Hall of Fame. I KNOW I saw the best of the game or at least a whole lot better than what is going on today. Good Luck!!!
Kenneth R. Wiener More than 1 year ago
Thanks for your comment. Your father was one of the greats.
Larry Kaufman More than 1 year ago
randy its good to see you speaking out about the crooks in racing.DRF does nothing but praise these guys, they don't have the guts to tell the truth.there are juicers at every track and no one does anything about it.the game was much better when honest guys like you and your father trained.i went to hall of fame induction last year but wouldn't want to go this year with that crooked trainer being inducted