Hoofprints Walk of Fame at Saratoga Race Course
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the Saratoga 150 Committee announced in 2013 a new attraction designed to pay homage to the most accomplished thoroughbreds to compete at Saratoga Race Course during its 150-year history.
The Saratoga Hoofprints Walk of Fame honors the most prolific and notable horses to have raced at one of the nation’s most historic tracks. Modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the attraction celebrates the 150th anniversary of thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course.
Saratoga 150 Committee Honorary Chairs Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson were joined by Committee Chairman Charles Wait and several senior executives from NYRA to announce the inaugural class of honorees at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs on March 26, 2013. The inductees were announced during a live draw utilizing the Whitney family trophy won by Equipoise in the 1932 Whitney Handicap.
The Hoofprints Walk of Fame was installed in the walkway outside the Clubhouse gates at Saratoga Race Course and features an inaugural class of 30 horses. Each thoroughbred is honored on a granite plaque alongside the names of its sire, dam, owner, trainer, and jockey. The plaques also feature the horse’s year of birth and signature wins at Saratoga Race Course.
The project is a collaborative effort between NYRA, the Saratoga 150 Committee and the National Museum of Racing. It was unveiled in advance of the 2013 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. Read the full press release here.
Watch a video from the introduction of the Hoofprints Walk of Fame here.
Click on any of the plaques below for more on each horse.