National Museum of Racing

NYRA, Nat'l Museum of Racing To Honor 'Peb'

Edited Press Release The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will highlight the career and accomplishments of the renowned cartoonist Pierre "Peb" Bellocq during a ceremony at Belmont Park Saturday, July 9, as part of the Stars and Stripes Racing Festival. In 2020, Bellocq was selected to be a member of the National Museum of Racing's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, NYRA and the Racing Museum have yet...

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Mahoney Named National Museum of Racing's Development Director

Maureen Mahoney, who has worked in a variety of capacities at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame since joining the institution in 2015, has been named the Museum's Development Director. A native of Glens Falls, N.Y., and a graduate of Skidmore College, Mahoney will lead the Museum's development and sponsorship initiatives and assume a prominent role in special events, marketing, and outreach. "Maureen will do an excellent job as the Development Director," said Cate Masterson, the Museum's Director. "In her time here she has updated the donor...

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Privman, Haight, Mann Selected to Hall of Fame Media Roll of Honor

Daily Racing Form national correspondent Jay Privman and the late turf writers Walter Haight and Jack Mann have been selected to the National Museum of Racing's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor. Privman, 62, a resident of Carlsbad, Ca., covered his first race in 1980--Spectacular Bid's victory in the Malibu Stakes--while in college at California State University, Northridge, and working part-time for The Los Angeles Daily News. Privman worked for The Daily News full-time from 1981 through 1991, then became West Coast editor for The Racing Times (1991 to 1992)...

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'Trivia Night at the Museum' to be Held Aug. 23

In partnership with ThoroFan, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host "Trivia Night at the Museum" Monday, Aug. 23. Retired NYRA announcer Tom Durkin will serve as "Quizmaster" for the event which is scheduled for 6 p.m. Contestants can compete individually or as a maximum four-person team. Prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $15 for museum members and $25 for non-members. Tickets include two drinks and light food and are available here. Visit ThoroFan for more information.

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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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