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Jockey Ramon Dominguez eligible for Hall of Fame this year

Jockey Ramon Dominguez eligible for Hall of Fame this year

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has cleared the way for retired jockey Ramon Dominguez, who won 1,010 races in Maryland, to be eligible for the Hall of Fame this year.

A three-time Eclipse Award winner, Dominguez was injured and forced to end his career in 2013, but can be considered for the Hall of Fame even though he hasn't been retired for the required five years.

The Hall's executive committee said Wednesday in a news release that it can waive the five-year retirement rule “at its discretion based on special circumstances.”

Also, the committee said Dominguez would have been eligible this year if he had continued riding based on another...

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