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Castellano among four elected to Hall Of Fame

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM
In this April 24, 2015, file photo, jockey Javier Castellano (right) gets Kentucky Derby hopeful Materiality in front of stablemate Itsaknockout (left) with exercise rider Ezequiel Perez, during a morning workout.


Jockeys Javier Castellano, Victor Espinoza and Garrett Gomez and thoroughbred Goldikova have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.

The 39-year-old Castellano has won the Eclipse Award for outstanding jockey the past four years. Entering the week, he had 4,664 career wins and was ranked fifth all-time in purse earnings, with more than $276 million.

The 44-year-old Espinoza had 3,318 wins entering the week, with purse earnings of more than $193 million, which ranks him 17th all-time. He won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 2015 aboard American Pharoah.

Gomez, who died last year, won 3,769 races, with purse earnings of more than $205 million to rank 14th all-time.

Goldikova posted a career record of 17 wins from 27 starts to earn $7,176,551. The filly is the only three-time Breeders' Cup Mile winner (2008-10).

The induction ceremony is August 4 in Saratoga Springs, New York.