Videos tagged with "ceremony"

1998 Thoroughbred Racing Hall Of Fame Inductees [02:21]
Ansel Williamson, the onetime slave who trained the first winner of the Kentucky Derby in 1875, was inducted into the thoroughbred Hall of Fame today as a legend of racing's past. He was joined by 45-year-old Bill Mott, who saddled Cigar and is a legend of the present, the youngest trainer ever enshrined. ''It came awfully early in life,'' Mott said, sounding a bit awed. ''It was never planned; it was never expected.'' Racing put its best foot forward for its 43d annual ceremony, which attracted a standing-room crowd of 1200 under a tent pitched on a field next to the National Museum of Racing across Union Avenue from the Saratoga Race Course, which is booming in its 130th year. Dozens of famous trainers and jockeys of the past sat together as footnotes to history, applauding the six racing figures being honored. Besides Williamson and Mott, they were Jacinto Vasquez, the jockey who rode 5231 winners, won the Kentucky Derby twice and won 268 stakes races, and three celebrated horses: Riva Ridge, the stablemate of Secretariat and the juvenile champion of 1971, who went on to win the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes in 1972; Bayakoa, the Argentine filly, who became a double champion in the United States by winning 16 of her 21 starts in 1989 and 1990, and Fort Marcy, three times a champion on grass and Horse of the Year for his exploits in 1970. They brought the Hall of Fame roster to 77 jockeys, 71 trainers and 154 horses. But few have been honored as early as Bill ...
Tags: horse, racing, saratoga, hall, of, fame, riva, ridge, jacinto, vasquez, bayakoa, bill, mott

Zenyatta's Apple Blossom week - still pictures [07:17]
A movie made from still pictures of Zenyatta, taken April 6 - 9, 2010 at Oaklawn Park. She won the Apple Blossom on April 9. Also includes pictures of Mike Smith and Custom for Carlos, who won a stakes race, the Count Fleet, a couple of races before the Apple Blossom on the same day. Other videos of dancing, post parade, stretch run, winner's circle ceremony at moonwalker424
Tags: Zenyatta, horse, racing, Apple, Blossom, Oaklawn, Park, Arkansas, John, Shirreffs, Meek

Zenyatta Ceremony [02:02]
2009 Breeder's Cup Classic Winner, Zenyatta's retirement ceremony at Santa Anita Race Track's Opening Day and 75th Anniversary. Zenyatta, jockey Mike Smith, trainer John Sheriffs, owners Jerry and Ann Moss, and Santa Anita Race Track CEO and president Ron Charles. ... Zenyatta Breeder's Cup Classic Winner John Sheriffs Santa Anita Horse Racing Jerry Moss Ann Ron Charles
Tags: Zenyatta, Breeder's, Cup, Classic, Winner, John, Sheriffs, Santa, Anita, Horse, Racing, Jerry, Moss, Ann, Ron, Charles

Chris Williams Hall of Fame Speech for Lew Williams [08:50]
Lew Williams is the first African American to be inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. This is the speech given by his only son, Chris, at the induction ceremony held in Goshen NY on July 5, 2009. ... "Lew Williams" Goshen "Harness Racing" Horse "Hall of Fame" "Chris Williams" "Lewis Williams" Immortal Ohio
Tags: Lew Williams, Goshen, Harness Racing, Horse, Hall of Fame, Chris Williams, Lewis Williams, Immortal, Ohio

Mr Muscleman Retirement Ceremony [08:48]
Mr Muscleman Retirement Ceremony at the Meadowlands Racetrack on 8/22/09 ... "Meadowlands Racetrack" "Harness Racing" "Horse Racing" "Mr Muscleman" trotter "Ron Pierce" "Noel Daley" "Adam Victor"
Tags: Meadowlands Racetrack, Harness Racing, Horse Racing, Mr Muscleman, trotter, Ron Pierce, Noel Daley, Adam Victor

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