Filly Heavenly Prize elected to Racing Hall of Fame

April 17, 2018

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Eclipse Award-winning filly Heavenly Prize has been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

The bay filly was trained by Shug McGaughey and won eight Grade 1 races. She died in 2013 at age 22. She retired with a record of 9-6-3 from 18 starts and earnings of more than $1.8 million.

Heavenly Prize was the lone contemporary selection Tuesday and will be inducted Aug. 3.

Bred in Kentucky by Ogden Phipps, Heavenly Prize won the Alabama, Gazelle and Beldame in 1994 to capture the Eclipse Award for champion 3-year-old filly.

She won four Grade 1s in a row as a 4-year-old and finished second in the Breeders' Cup Distaff in 1994 and 1995. Heavenly Prize raced once as a 5-year-old, finishing third in the Donn Handicap.