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Aug 13, 2004

Hall of Fame Handicap and Induction

By: Sports Network


Saratoga Springs, NY (Sports Network) - Monday was Hall of Fame Day

at Saratoga Race Course as the annual celebration honors contributors to

thoroughbred racing.

Those inducted into racing's Hall of Fame were trainer Shug McGaughey, jockey

Kent Desormeaux, former Horse of the Year Skip Away and the mare Flawlessly.

Also added to the museum were historical figures Bowl of Flowers and jockey

Jimmy Winkfield.

In the Hall of Fame Handicap, even-money favorite Artie Schiller came from

off the pace to post his fourth win of the year. Ridden by Richard Migliore,

the colt solidified his position as the top grass running three-year-old.

Jersey Derby winner Icy Atlantic and Street Theatre battled for the lead in

the 1 1/8 mile turf race. The two were on the front end up the backstretch

and around the turn for home. Also getting involved in the race was Second

Performance.

Coming out of the turn, Street Theatre almost went down after running up to

Icy Atlantic. Surging on the outside came Artie Schiller and the favorite

ran away from the field to post a 4 1/2 length victory.

Finishing second was Mustanfar followed by Good Reward and Second Performance

in the eight horse field. The time for National Museum of Racing Hall of

Fame Handicap was 1:47.71.

Artie Schiller returned $4.00, $2.90 and $2.60. Mustanfar paid $6.80 and

$4.90, and Good Reward paid $5.30 for show.

McGaughey trained Easy Goer to the 1989 Belmont Stakes, denying Sunday

Silence's bid for the Triple Crown, and is an eight-time Breeders' Cup

winner. He has won 1,363 races, including 237 graded stakes, with earnings

of nearly $83 million.

Desormeaux also came close to a Triple Crown in 1998 aboard Real Quiet,

finishing a nose behind Victory Gallop in the Belmont. He has won Eclipse

Awards as both an apprentice and established jockey, and his one-year

record of 598 wins still stands.

Skip Away was the Horse of the Year at age five in 1998 after capturing

the three-year-old title and older male crown previously. He won 18 of his

38 races, including the 1997 Breeders' Cup Classic, and earned more than

$9.6 million.



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