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Retired rider Dominguez becomes eligible for Hall of Fame

A classy move for a classy jockey.

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame waived a few requirements Wednesday, clearing the way for retired rider Ramon Dominguez 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 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...

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