07/10/2017 3:50PM

Two horses from century ago highlight Walk of Fame inductees


Two horses who raced a century ago will have plaques installed this year on the Hoofprints Walk of Fame at Saratoga Race Course in New York, the committee that administers the project announced Monday.

Molly Brant, who won a number of New York stakes races from 1902-1906, including the 1902 Adirondack at Saratoga, and Sun Briar, who won the 1918 Travers Stakes at Saratoga, will be inducted into the Hoofprints Walk of Fame this year, according to the Saratoga 150 Committee. The committee was organized in 2013 in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the first organized race meeting at Saratoga Race Course.

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Each of the bronze plaques features the horse’s name, year of birth, prominent Saratoga wins, sire, dam, owner, trainer, and jockey. Molly Brant and Sun Briar will join 36 other inductees in the Walk of Fame.

"We are delighted to welcome these two worthy new additions to the outstanding class of thoroughbreds who make up the Hoofprints Walk of Fame at Saratoga Race Course," said John Hendrickson, the honorary chairman of the project. "These equine athletes are certainly to be credited for the excitement and thrill that make a day at the races so enticing and memorable. The Hoofprints Walk of Fame honors the real stars of the sports while providing a unique and educational retrospective of our history."