Alex Solis, Gary Jones, Curlin, Ashado make it to the Hall
Jockey Alex Solis, trainer Gary Jones and champion horses Curlin and Ashado were elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame and will be inducted Aug. 8 in Saratoga Springs.
Solis, 50, who is closing in on 5,000 victories, ranks ninth all-time in purse earnings with $234,981,821 and 30th in wins, including the 1986 Preakness on Snow Chief.
Jones, 69, won 1,465 races and had purse earnings of $52,672,611 from 1975-96. He won 233 stakes, 102 of them graded.
Steve Asmussen trained Curlin, Horse of the Year in 2007 and 2008. The son of Smart Strike won 11 of 16 starts and earned a North American-record $10,501,800. Among Curlin's victories were the Preakness, Breeders' Cup Classic, Jockey Club Gold Cup and Dubai World Cup.
Ashado, trained by Todd Pletcher, was 12-for-21, made more than $3.93 million and earned two Eclipse Awards.