A former jockey has received his lapel pin for being inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.

Former jockey and current Ruidoso Downs Steward Kenny Hart received the pin during a winner’s circle ceremony at Ruidoso Downs last Sunday afternoon.

Hart was the 1985 national champion jockey when his mounts earned $2.6 million.

He was also the leading rider at Los Alamitos 11 times and won 133 stakes races at the Southern California track.

The champion horses he rode included three-time champion Town Policy and two-time champion Florentine, winner of the 1987 Rainbow Derby at Ruidoso Downs.

Hart was inducted into the Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame in 2008. He was also inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame earlier this year.