National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Museum of Racing Hosts Derby Preview Panel

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its annual Kentucky Derby preview panel, as well as a book and memorabilia sale, Apr. 27. Racing experts Tom Amello and Jeff Carle will be on hand to offer analysis and predictions for the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby and answer questions from the audience about the upcoming Triple Crown series. Admission to the program and book sale is free. The book and memorabilia sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the museum lobby...

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National Museum of Racing Offers Saratoga Farm Tours

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is partnering with seven Saratoga County farms to host 90-minute tours of each Thoroughbred farm from April through October. The farm tour series kicks off Apr. 27 at  McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds and includes tours of Old Tavern Farm May 18 and June 7. A tour of Song Hill Thoroughbreds will be held June 15; Old Friends at Cabin Creek on July 20; North Country Horses on Aug. 17; Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga on Sept. 21; and Sugar Plum Farm on...

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Justify, Gun Runner Among 2024 Hall of Fame Finalists

Triple Crown winner Justify (Scat Daddy) and 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg})--both in their first year of eligibility--head a list of nine racehorses, six trainers and two jockeys who were named as finalists on this year's Hall of Fame ballot by the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame Nominating Committee Tuesday morning. Also on the ballot are: 2010 champion 3-year-old filly Blind Luck (Pollard's Vision), eight-time Grade I winner Game on Dude (Awesome Again), three-time Eclipse champion Gio Ponti (Tale of the Cat), 2011...

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National Museum Of Racing Updates Hall Of Fame Historic Review Committee Process

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's Executive Committee has approved changes regarding the institution's Historic Review committee process based on feedback received from the chair and members, the institution said in a Friday release. Beginning this year, the Historic Review Committee will start an annual rotation to examine a specific era of American racing history. Only candidates from within the designated era will be considered for Hall of Fame induction during that year's review process. Previously, the Historic Review Committee met three out of every four years...

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National Museum of Racing Photo Exhibit Opens, TDN's Sara Gordon Included

Photographers from eleven states and Ireland, including TDN's Sara Gordon, are represented in the fifth annual Photo Finish exhibition on display through Feb. 4 in von Stade Gallery at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York, the repository said in a release Wednesday. The display features select amateur and professional photographs that document the Thoroughbred racing experience from the farm to the track. Gordon, TDN's Social Media Manager, was honored with her work entitled "The Next Generation," which was taken May 10 at...

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Cordero, Dominguez Autograph Sessions at Spa to Benefit Museum of Racing

Hall of Fame jockeys Angel Cordero, Jr. and Ramon Dominguez will be signing autographs to benefit the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame at Saratoga Race Course this weekend  at the museum's satellite location at the track, the former Saratoga Walk of Fame space. Cordero will be signing on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m., while Dominguez will sign on Sunday, from noon to 1 p.m. Renowned artist Greg Montgomery has produced exclusive limited-edition poster prints of Cordero and Dominguez for the signings. Each autographed poster is $20....

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Museum to Host Partnership, Syndicate Night Aug. 1

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its fifth annual Racing Partnership and Syndicate Night Aug. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from 20 partnerships about getting involved in Thoroughbred racehorse ownership. This year's participating partnerships include Team Valor International, West Point Thoroughbreds, Windhorse Thoroughbreds, BBN Racing, Belladonna Racing, Crown's Way Racing, Pocket Aces Racing, Celtic Magic Thoroughbreds, Taste of Victory Stables, Sackatoga Stables, Centennial Farms, Bourbon Lane Stables, Brown Road Racing, Bond Racing Stables, McMahon...

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TAA On-Site At The Spa Whitney Weekened

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, on-site in Saratoga for a variety of events in August, highlighted by the Aug. 5 GI Whitney S., will be available at NYRA's Community Outreach Booth to share information on accredited aftercare. Branded merchandise will be available in exchange for a donation, including a limited-edition Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance "Saratoga" t-shirt sponsored by Repole Stable featuring a unique design by artist and supporter Ellen Skidmore. The TAA will remain on-site through the Aug. 7-8 Fasig-Tipton yearling sales. For more information, visit "With so many events and industry...

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Saratoga Set for 155th Season of Racing

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y--Nothing new at old Saratoga this summer. As has been the case for many decades, most of racing's stars will be in town for America's most important Thoroughbred meet of the year. The first race of the 40 days of the 155th season opens at 1:10 p.m. Thursday with a 10-race program at Saratoga Race Course. By the time the meeting reaches its conclusion on Labor Day, Sept. 4, over 400 races, including 71 stakes worth $20.8 million, will have been run. The traditional opening-day feature is the...

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NYRA And NMRHF Partner At Saratoga Walk Of Fame

The New York Racing Association. Inc. (NYRA) will partner at Saratoga Race Course establishing the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame as the official curator of the space currently known as the Saratoga Walk of Fame, the organization said in a release Thursday. Through this collaboration, the Hall of Fame will present fans with a rotating display of informational panels, multi-media presentations and a variety of relevant historic artifacts culled from its extensive collections. Located behind the grandstand just across the pedestrian path from the Miller Time Fourstardave...

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Churchill Downs Donates Against All Odds Statue to National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Churchill Downs Incorporated will donate "Against All Odds," an inspiring bronze statue by Edwin Bogucki, to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame as part of the Museum's permanent collection. The statue will be unveiled at its new home in Saratoga Springs July 12. "Against All Odds" depicts the thrilling photo finish victory of John Henry with jockey William Shoemaker in the irons as they ran down The Bart in the shadow of the wire in the inaugural running of the Arlington Million in 1981, the first Thoroughbred...

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Stolen Trophies Feared Melted, Sold in Decade-Old Racing Museum Heist

Arrests have been made and one fugitive is still at large in the recent cracking of an alleged theft network that targeted sporting museums between 1999 and 2019. Included in the crime spree was the 2013 smash-and-grab heist of five trophies worth an estimated $400,000 from the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York. According to the felony indictment, there appears to be no hope for recovering the looted trophies, three of which were solid gold, and one of which was the 1903 Belmont...

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