Alex Solis and Gary Jones elected to Racing HOF - NBC Sports

Alex Solis and Gary Jones elected to Racing HOF
April 25, 2014, 1:40 pm

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Jockey Alex Solis, trainer Gary Jones, and champion thoroughbreds Ashado and Curlin have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.

The 50-year-old Solis, a native of Panama, had 4,986 wins through Thursday and ranks ninth in purse earnings with $234,981,821.

Jones, 69, won 1,465 races and had purse earnings of $52,672,611 from 1975-96. He won 102 graded stakes and 233 overall stakes. A native of Long Beach, Calif., Jones trained 104 stakes-winning horses, including Turkoman.

Ashado won 12 of her 21 career starts and had purse earnings of $3,931,440. She was chosen Champion 3-Year-Old Female in 2004 and Champion Older Female in 2005.

Curlin won 11 of 16 career starts and has the highest purse earnings in North American history at $10,501,800. Induction ceremonies are Aug. 8.

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