The National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will honor both the 2020 and 2021 classes after being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, will be open to the public. The ceremony, which will be held at Fasig-Tipton in Saratoga, is slated for Friday, Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend. In addition, the ceremony will also be live streamed on the museum's website.
“The museum would like to thank Fasig-Tipton for their long-time support and use of their beautiful facility for the Hall of Fame ceremony, especially as they celebrate their 100th year of the Saratoga Sale this summer,” said museum director Cate Masterson. “It's a special place to host such an important event as the Hall of Fame ceremony. We are really looking forward to honoring the 2020 and 2021 inductees on Aug. 6.”
The 2020 inductees are comprised of horses Tom Bowling and Wise Dan; jockey Darrel McHargue; trainer Mark Casse; and Pillars of the Turf Alice Headley Chandler, J. Keene Daingerfield, Jr., and George D. Widener, Jr. The 2021 class will add American Pharoah and trainers Jack Fisher and Todd Pletcher. Track announcer Tom Durkin will serve as the master of ceremonies.