A man never at a loss for words, master of ceremonies Tom Durkin kept it simple Aug. 6 as he opened the 2021 induction ceremony for the National Racing Museum Hall of Fame in the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
“All I can say is, ‘Welcome back.'”
This year’s ceremony did double duty, honoring both 2020 and 2021 inductees, as last year’s induction was postponed as a result of the restriction on large gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic.
During the course of the two-hour ceremony, three horses, three Pillars of the Turf, and three trainers were inducted into a Hall of Fame that looks very different from the one previous honorees joined.
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