07/10/2007 11:00PM

Lincoln: Seven enter Hall of Fame


Last Sunday's Nebraska Racing Hall of Fame dinner-dance at State Fair Park drew a crowd estimated at 500 to celebrate the induction of seven new members into the hall.

Among the new inductees are owners Gary and Mary West of Omaha. Longtime horseman J. D. Taylor, who died in 1993, was honored posthumously.

Horses Vale of Tears and Dazzling Falls were enshrined, along with active jockey R. D. Williams, a career winner of more than 4,000 races, and longtime trainer and former outrider L. E. Hall.

Winding up the evening's inductees was Oaklawn Park track announcer, and voice of the now-closed Ak-Sar-Ben, Terry Wallace.

* David Anderson appears to have wrapped up his 10th training title at Lincoln entering the final weekend of racing. He has pulled away from a neck-and-neck battle with David Grimes and owns a 28-22 edge with three days of racing remaining.

With a 70-36 lead over Larren Delorme and only three days left in the meet, Dennis Collins can't be caught in the jockeys race. Collins also won titles here in 2000 and 2001.

* Jerry Carkeek returned to riding last weekend for the first time since this spring at Fonner Park, where he suffered an injury. Carkeek collected three wins last weekend, including a victory aboard Shade On in the Breeders' Special Fillies on Saturday.

* Racing moves to Horsemen's Park in Omaha next week for a four-day festival. The meet offers a total of 18 races with a minimum purse of $17,500. There will be four races on Thursday and Friday, with a post time of 6 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, five races will be offered with a first post of 2 p.m. each day.