It's been nearly two years since the ill-fated Barbaro left jockey Edgar Prado searching for words after their triumph together in the Kentucky Derby.
Prado had trouble talking again on Monday after learning he had been selected for induction into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame.
"I'm just speechless," said Prado, who grew up in a racing family of 11 children in Peru and began his riding career there at age 16. "I'm shaking like a leaf."
Two-time Derby winning trainer Carl Nafzger, Inside Information, a champion filly in the 1990s, and Manila, a grass specialist who won 12 of his final 15 races in the 1980s, were also among six honorees voted into the hall.
Ismael Valenzuela, a two-time Derby-winning jockey, and the California-bred Ancient Title were selected to the hall by the Historic Review Committee. The Class of 2008 will be inducted Aug. 4.