Alex Solis, who guided Snow Chief to victory in the 1986 Preakness, and 2007 Preakness winner Curlin were elected into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame on Friday. Ashado and trainer Gary Jones rounded out the Hall of Fame class. Solis, 50, whose 21-year-old son, Alex, recently joined the Pimlico Race Course jockey colony, was also added to the lineup for the Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge on Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico. The challenge will feature the eight active Hall of Fame riders who have combined to win 49,797 races in North America with earnings of more than $1.8 billion. Solis, Gary Stevens (1997 Hall of Fame inductee), Russell Baze (1999), Mike Smith (2003), Kent Desormeaux (2004), Edgar Prado (2008), John Velazquez (2012) and Calvin Borel (2013) will compete in four races May 16 with points awarded based on their finish.
More Pimlico: Six Maryland-bred fillies and mares will face off in today's $75,000 Geisha Stakes, a 11/16-mile test on the main track. Addison Run is the 9-5 morning-line favorite. The 4-year-old starts for trainer Larry Murray. Murray also has entered CC Gold (9-2), who finished second to multiple stakes winner Embarr in the April 5 Dahlia Stakeson the turf. Rounding out the filed is Celtic Katie (3-1), Brenda's Way (7-2), Steady N Love (5-1) and Charlie Renee (15-1).
College football: Towson will conclude its spring season when it hosts Tiger Bowl IV today at 1 p.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Admission is free. ... Morgan State will conclude its spring practice today with the annual Blue-Orange Spring Game, first under new head coach Lee Hull. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Hughes Stadium. Admission is free. ... Navy announced the game times for home games and neutral-site games against Ohio State and Army. The Midshipmen will open the season hosting Ohio State at M&T Bank Stadium on Aug. 30 at noon. Navy will return to Baltimore to face Army on Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. Games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will be against Rutgers on Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m.; Western Kentucky on Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m.; Virginia Military Institute on Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m.; San Jose State on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.; and Georgia Southern on Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m.
Washington Hall of Fame: Former Maryland basketball coaches Lefty Driesell and Chris Weller and Terps broadcaster Johnny Holliday have been named as part of a seven-member class in the Washington D.C. Sports Hall of Fame. Former Capitals goalie Olie Kolzig, former Olympic figure skater Michael Weiss, former Washington Post sports editor George Solomon and Washington Nationals managing principal owner Ted Lerner round out the inductees. They'll receive plaques before tonight's Nationals game.
Men's college basketball: Forward Montray Clemons, a 2010 Poly graduate and former DePaul and Pensacola (Fla.) State College player, committed this week to San Francisco.
To read Matt Bracken's blog post about Clemons, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters.
College baseball: Kurt Wertz hit three home runs to lead host Towson (20-17, 2-7 Colonial Athletic Association) to its third straight win, a 15-12 victory over James Madison (12-26, 4-8). ... Maryland (25-17, 9-13 Atlantic Coast Conference) dropped a doubleheader against host Boston College (16-27, 7-16), losing 5-1 and 7-4.