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Champion US Mares Among Hall Of Fame Nominees
Champion mares Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta are among the 10 finalists for US racing's 2016 Hall of Fame ballot, reports Blood Horse. Thoroughbreds are required to be retired for five calendar years before becoming eligible. The other finalists are jockeys Victor Espinoza - who has been associated in the past few years with American Pharoah and California Chrome - Ramon Dominguez, Garrett Gomez and Craig Perret; horses English Channel and Kona Gold; and trainers Steve Asmussen and David Whiteley. Four candidates with the highest number of votes will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The voting results will be announced on Monday, 25 April with the induction ceremony to take place at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, New York on Friday, August 12.