Jockeys Calvin Borel, Garrett Gomez, and John Velazquez and trainer
Jerry Hollendorfer are first-time finalists for election to the National
Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. Joining them on the 2011 Hall of Fame
ballot are previous finalists: jockey Alex Solis, trainers Gary Jones
and Robert Wheeler, and racehorses Open Mind, Safely Kept, and Sky
Hall of Fame voters may select as many candidates as they believe are
worthy of induction to the Hall of Fame. The four candidates with the
highest vote totals will be elected.
The finalists were selected by the Hall of Fame's 16-member nominating
committee from a total of 80 candidates suggested throughout the year by
Turf journalists, Thoroughbred industry participants, and racing fans.
To be eligible, trainers must have been active for 25 years, and jockeys
must have been active for 20 years. Racehorses must have been retired
for five years. All candidates must have been active within the past 25
years. A separate Historic Review Committee is assigned to consider
candidates whose careers were completed more than 25 years ago.