Baffert to be Inducted Into Saratoga Walk of Fame


Bob Baffert | Eclipse Sportswire

Four-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Bob Baffert, who is one of only two trainers in history to win multiple Triple Crowns, will be inducted into the Saratoga Walk of Fame.

The Saratoga Walk of Fame, which opened in 2015, honors and showcases the achievements of those who have made significant contributions to the sport of Thoroughbred racing and the advancement of Saratoga Race Course. The covered structure, featuring the traditional Saratoga turrets, houses commemorative plaques, videos and memorabilia honoring various industry leaders, including owners, trainers and jockeys, who have made an indelible mark on Thoroughbred racing.

The plaque for 2018 honoree Baffert will be unveiled during the Red Jacket Ceremony at Saratoga Race Course Friday, Aug. 24. During the ceremony, Baffert will receive an emblematic Saratoga red jacket.

“I am truly honored to receive this Red Jacket and to be included with such luminaries as Allen Jerkens, Wayne Lukas and Bill Mott,” Baffert said. “Saratoga is very dear to me and to be recognized in this manner with a plaque in the Walk of Fame is something special. I’d like to thank the New York Racing Association and Chris Kay for this honor as well as for bestowing such recognition upon those individuals within our great sport who have given so much of their own talent and energy to make it possible for me to be here today.”

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