Bob Baffert Elected into Horse Racing Hall of Fame

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Eddie Maple have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.

Other inductees announced Monday by the museum in Saratoga Springs are steeplechase trainer Janet Elliot and horses Ben Nevis II, Tiznow and Silverbulletday, a mare trained by Baffert.

Elliot becomes the first woman trainer elected to the Hall of Fame and just the second overall. Jockey Julie Krone was elected in 2000.

Maple won 4,398 races over a 34-year career. He retired in 1998.

Baffert won the Derby and Preakness with Silver Charm, Real Quiet and War Emblem, but failed to complete the Triple Crown sweep in the Belmont Stakes each time.

Induction ceremonies are Aug. 14.


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