Castellano among four elected to Hall Of Fame
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (AP):
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.