Fair Grounds
Racing Hall of Fame

Fair Grounds Race Course
1872-2001


When the first Thoroughbred race was run at Fair Grounds Race Course on the same site it sits today, Ulysses S. Grant was the President of less than 40 United States, and the first Kentucky Derby was still almost three years away. Of the many race courses in existence then, the Fair Grounds is one of only three that remain in operation today.

On the following pages we honor those who have influenced our track and our sport in unique and profound ways. We have enshrined both those who are native to our city or state and have left to become giants in the Thoroughbred industry, and those who came from afar to make their mark on racing at our track. We have a blend of horses, jockeys, trainers, owners, and officials who have influenced racing here and nationwide.

The Fair Grounds family takes enormous pride in our past. The Hall of Fame is but one of the many ways that we strive to preserve this almost sacred trust left to us by a long and dignified list of both horsemen and fans.

As we honor our past heroes, we also work diligently to make our sport and our beloved race track even better in the fervent hope that what has gone before is only the beginning of what will be.

Vickie L. Krantz
Museum Director

Navigating the Hall of Fame on the Web
We have divided the Hall of Fame into individual pages so that you do not have to wait for the entire directory to load into your browser. You may click on the buttons at the top or bottom of each page to move through the directory. The inductee list is organized alphabetically with links to assist you in finding specific honoree and quickly accessing that information.