Alex Solis and Gary Jones elected to Racing HOF
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Jockey Alex Solis, trainer Gary Jones, and champion thoroughbreds Ashado and Curlin have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame.
The 50-year-old Solis, a native of Panama, had 4,986 wins through Thursday and ranks ninth in purse earnings with $234,981,821.
Jones, 69, won 1,465 races and had purse earnings of $52,672,611 from 1975-96. He won 102 graded stakes and 233 overall stakes. A native of Long Beach, Calif., Jones trained 104 stakes-winning horses, including Turkoman.
Ashado won 12 of her 21 career starts and had purse earnings of $3,931,440. She was chosen Champion 3-Year-Old Female in 2004 and Champion Older Female in 2005.
Curlin won 11 of 16 career starts and has the highest purse earnings in North American history at $10,501,800. Induction ceremonies are Aug. 8.