National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Names New Curator, Educator

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY has named Jessica Cloer as Museum Curator and Matt Reichel as Museum Educator. Cloer comes to the Museum with more than a decade of experience working in museums. Since 2013, Cloer has been a registrar at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University, Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Mass., Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., and the Stanley Museum of Art at the University of Iowa. Reichel worked...

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Beholder, Tepin Go Into Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY-Just like Rachel Alexandra (Medaglia d'Oro) and Zenyatta (Street Cry {Ire}) in 2016, Beholder (Henny Hughes) and Tepin (Bernstein) are entering the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame together Friday in their first year of eligibility. Six years after the no-brainer election package, Hall of Fame voters selected two brilliant race mares of the second decade of the 21st century to join the best-of-the-best club on Union Avenue. Though they excelled on different surfaces, there are plenty of similarities. Both were well-beaten in their career debuts. Both...

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Behind the Lens: Two Million Photographs, One Passionate Historian

Two summers ago, when six-time Eclipse Award-winning photographer Barbara D. Livingston acquired the entire five-decade archive of noted 20th Century racetrack photographer Jim Raftery, she thought the hard part would be getting the 300 oversized boxes from Florida to New York in the middle of a pandemic. Turns out Livingston was wrong. After two years of sifting through the massive collection, she said the truly "impossible task" ended up being having to select some 60 images out of more than two million for a just-opened exhibit titled "Jim Raftery: A...

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Amplify Horse Racing Announces Saratoga Programming

Amplify Horse Racing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting education and careers in the Thoroughbred industry, has announced the opening of registration for behind-the-scenes educational tours at Saratoga Race Course for youth and young adults, along with additional programming throughout the month of August in Saratoga Springs, NY. On Monday, August 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., community members, racing fans and industry employees are invited to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame to attend "Amplifying the Future of Racing," a presentation about education, workforce and international opportunities in...

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National Museum of Racing Hosts Celebrating Equine Sanctuary Event

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame hosts Celebrating Equine Sanctuary: Saratoga's Thoroughbred Aftercare, Saturday, June 18. The free event is presented by the Museum, Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga, Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Old Friends at Cabin Creek. The event will feature numerous activities, including: Equine residents from Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga and demonstrations A presentation from the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Impressions of Saratoga's Maddy Zanetti will be doing a book reading at 11:30 a.m. with Upset the miniature horse, who will be in attendance all day. Renowned...

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2022 HOF Class Headed by Beholder, Tepin

Eight new members have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, including Eclipse Award winners Beholder (Henny Hughes) and Tepin (Bernstein) in the contemporary category, both chosen in their first year of eligibility. The other members of the class of 2022 are divisional stalwarts Hillsdale (Take Away) and Royal Heroine (Ire) (Lypheor {GB}) and, via the Historic Review Committee, Classic-winning trainer Oscar White. Among the Pillars of the Turf, owner/breeding/official James Cox Brady, track announcer and official Marshall Cassidy and renowned owner/breeder James Ben Ali...

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Beholder Among 11 Hall of Fame Finalists for 2022

Four-time Eclipse winner Beholder (Henny Hughes) is among six racehorses, four trainers and one jockey that make up the 11 finalists for the National Museum of Racing's 2022 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen by the Museum's Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are racehorses Beholder (first year of eligibility), Blind Luck (Pollard's Vision), Havre de Grace (Saint Liam), Kona Gold (Java Gold), Rags to Riches (A.P. Indy), and Tepin (Bernstein) (first year of eligibility); trainers Christophe Clement, Graham Motion, Doug O'Neill and John Shirreffs; and jockey Corey Nakatani....

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Season 5 of Foal Patrol Debuts

Season 5 of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's live webcam series Foal Patrol will debut online at Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. Season 5 will feature in-foal mares at Claiborne Farm, Gainesway Farm, Safari North at Pauls Mill Farm, Three Chimneys Farm and Old Tavern Farm in New York. The participants are MGISW Elate (Medaglia d'Oro) at Claiborne, who is carrying her second foal by Speightstown; Gainesway's Spanish Bunny (Unusual Heat), who is in foal to Uncle Mo; Traveling Tiger (Candy Ride {Arg}), in foal to...

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NMRHOF Foal Patrol Season Four to Debut

The fourth season of the National Musem of Racing and Hall of Fame's popular live webcam series Foal Patrol will debut online Dec. 29 at The season will feature mares at Mill Ridge Farm, Safari North at Pauls Mill and Three Chimneys in Kentucky and Old Tavern Farm in New York. Season four will also feature leading sire Tapit at Gainesway Farm. The featured mares for season four include:   Janae (Closing Argument), in foal to Malibu Moon and due in April; residing at Safari North;   Miss Always...

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Champion Sire Tapit to be Featured on Foal Patrol

Gainesway Farm's three-time North American champion sire Tapit will be the featured stallion for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's Foal Patrol Season 4, which will debut online at on Dec. 29. One of the most influential and breed-shaping stallions of the past half-century, Tapit has sired 27 Grade I winners, 31 yearlings to bring $1 million or more at auction, and earners of more than $162 million on the racetrack. He stands at historic Gainesway in Lexington, Ky., for a 2021 fee of $185,000. Foal...

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National Museum of Racing Opens New Champions Exhibit

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will open a new interactive exhibit, Champions of Racing, to coincide with the 2020 Breeders' Cup, to be held at Keeneland Nov. 6-7. Champions of Racing will showcase the history of both the Breeders' Cup and the Eclipse Awards. The National Museum of Racing is located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Visitors can access a searchable race footage archive, which contains replays of every Breeders' Cup race since the event began in 1984. There are also interactive touchscreens in the lobby that...

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Museum of Racing Reopens Sept. 5

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will reopen to the public Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. The museum has been closed since January for the installation of a new state-of-the-art Hall of Fame experience, as well as multiple new and updated exhibitions. The new signature film, What It Takes: Journey to the Hall of Fame, will initially be shown at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. daily. Narrated by sports broadcaster Bob Costas, the 16-minute film features original footage shot in 8K resolution from...

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