Hall of Fame jockeys Codero and Dominguez to sign autographs Travers Stakes weekend at Saratoga Race Course
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Hall of Fame jockeys Angel Cordero, Jr. and Ramon Dominguez will be signing autographs to benefit the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame at Saratoga Race Course this weekend at the Museum’s satellite location at the track, the former Saratoga Walk of Fame space. Cordero will be signing on Travers Stakes Day, Saturday, Aug. 26, from noon to 1 p.m., while Dominguez will sign on Sunday, Aug. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. Renowned artist Greg Montgomery has produced exclusive limited-edition poster prints of Cordero and Dominguez for the signings. Each autographed poster is $20. Any additional items fans would like signed will also be $20 per autograph. The Museum’s open-air satellite facility is located behind the grandstand just across the pedestrian path from the Fourstardave Sports Bar.
Cordero, known as “The King of Saratoga,” was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988. He won 7,057 races during his career with purse earnings of more than $164 million. Cordero won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey in 1982 and 1983. He won the Kentucky Derby three times, the Preakness Stakes twice, and the Belmont Stakes once. A winner of four Breeders’ Cup races, Cordero won a record 14 riding titles at Saratoga, including 11 in a row.
Dominguez, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016, won 4,985 races in his career with purse earnings of more than $191 million. He won three consecutive Eclipse Awards from 2010 through 2012, leading all North American jockeys in earnings each of those years. A winner of three Breeders’ Cup races, Dominguez won 160 graded stakes during his career and earned 20 individual meet riding titles at New York Racing Association tracks. In 2012, he won a record 68 races at Saratoga.
For more information about the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, including upcoming events, please visit www.racingmuseum.org or call (518) 584-0400.