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Jockey Craig Perret among nine finalists for HOF

130th Kentucky Derby - Race

Jockey Craig Perret rides in the fourth race before the 130th running of the Kentucky Derby, May 1, 2004 at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Jockey Craig Perret, trainers Mark Casse, Christophe Clement and David Whiteley, and five thoroughbreds are contemporary finalists for the National Museum of Racing’s 2019 Hall of Fame ballot.

The racehorses are Blind Luck, Gio Ponti, Havre de Grace, Rags to Riches and Royal Delta.

Results of the voting on the contemporary candidates will be announced April 22. All candidates that receive majority approval of the voting panel will be elected to the Hall of Fame.

The hall’s induction ceremony will be held Aug. 2 in Saratoga Springs.