Jack Fisher elected to Racing's Hall of Fame
- By SARA CAVANAGH
MONKTON, Md.--Jack Fisher,57, a steeplechase trainer from Monkton, who was born and raised in Unionville, Pa., has been elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame and will be inducted in a ceremony in Saratoga on Aug. 6.
"This is kind of the pinnacle of a career, I think I'll just quit now," said Fisher, who is already leading in both Trainer, Races Won and by a huge amount in Trainer Money Won in this year's standings and has at least one potential Eclipse Award 2021 winner in Snap Decision.
Also elected this year are America Pharoah, who won racing's Triple Crown, and Todd Pletcher, who has won seven Eclipse Awards as a flat trainer.
"It's a great honor," said Fisher."When I think of the names of those in the Hall of Fame, and then I think of Todd, he's won over 700 races and has 119 G1 winners."
Fisher said that he owed a lot of it to Call Louis, Woody Boy Would and Saluter, who helped start his winning career.
Fisher won his first race as a trainer with Call Louis in 1988, and Call Louis went on to win a number of allowance races as well as winning the Virginia Gold Cup in 1989.
"Call Louis was a poor flat horse and a mediocre hurdle horse, but then he won seven in a row as a timber horse," said Fisher.
Fisher both trained and rode Mrs. Henry Stern's Saluter, who won 22 races, including winning the Virginia Gold Cup six times, from 1994 through 1999.