Saratoga Springs

Sixth Annual Photo Finish Exhibit Accepting Submissions

The sixth annual Photo Finish juried exhibition hosted at the National Museum of Racing is now accepting submissions from professional and amateur photographers. Hopefuls are encouraged to submit up to two entries relating to Thoroughbred racing in America. These include, but are not limited to, racing and training scenes, backstretch shots, life on the farm, and crowd emotions. Creative and unique perspectives are also encouraged. Applications are available at the Museum's visitor services desk as well as digitally here. A panel of judges from racing and arts communities will select...

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Museum of Racing Hosts Silent Auction and Online Fundraiser Feb. 3

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host the second annual "Countdown to the Triple Crown" fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 3, the repository said in a release Thursday. Scheduled exactly three months prior to the 150th GI Kentucky Derby, the museum benefit will feature dozens of silent auction items. An online auction full of unique pieces and experience packages will also be offered. Guests can attend the event in person at the museum from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET. or bid on special packages online....

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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 And Hall Of Fame Seeks Auction Items

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will play host to the second annual "Countdown to the Triple Crown" fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 3 and is seeking auction donations, the repository said in a release Thursday. The winter fundraiser, scheduled exactly three months prior to the 150th Kentucky Derby, will feature dozens of silent auction items. An online version of unique items and experience packages to benefit the NMRHF will also take place. Guests can attend the event from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET or bid...

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Master Of The Ring: Eddie Ortiz

In early August, during the second session of this year's Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearlings Sale, a member of the Hidden Lake Farm consignment's team led a uniquely colored grey Ghostzapper filly into the sale ring and handed her off to the ringman on duty, Eddie Ortiz. As the auctioneer introduced the filly and bidding ensued, each nervous flick of her ear was met with a reassuring stroke down her neck, along her back and across the underside of her belly. Quiet words were spoken, only heard by Ortiz and...

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Saratoga Fall Mixed Catalogue Now Online

The catalogue for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale, set to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Saratoga Springs, New York, is now available online. A total of 337 horses are set to sell in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET. "Following a strong sale last year, this year's catalogue has grown remarkably by 44%," Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said. "There is good quality and diversity among the covering sires in the broodmare offerings, and we have 244 weanlings catalogued--nearly all of which are New...

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$380K Violence Colt Leads the Way During Solid Start to Fasig-Tipton NY-Bred Yearlings Sale

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - The Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale gained momentum throughout its opening session, ending with figures ahead of last year's opening session after a brisk evening of just 100 catalogued head. A colt by Violence brought the night's top price when Chris Baccari, bidding alongside trainer Ken McPeek, went to $380,000 on behalf of country singer Toby Keith. The yearling was consigned by Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa. A total of 53 yearlings sold Sunday for $5,999,000. The average of $113,189 was up 5% from last year's...

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Jockey Fernando Toro To Receive Hall Of Fame Plaque At Del Mar

Fernando Toro, who was officially inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame Aug. 4, will be presented his Hall of Fame plaque and jacket in a special ceremony at Del Mar Saturday, Aug. 19. Toro, 82, a resident of Carlsbad, Calif., was unable to attend the traditional induction ceremony in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He will be recognized at Del Mar after the running of the GI Del Mar Oaks, a race Toro won twice during his career. Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr. will present Toro...

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Fifth Race Cancelled at Saratoga Due to Power Outage

A power outage at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday afternoon before the fifth race delayed the start and eventually forced NYRA to cancel that event. The loss of power affected other properties near the course after a tree apparently fell on Union Avenue. Power was lost throughout Saratoga Race Course at 3:19 p.m. ET and substantially restored at 4:01 p.m. with various critical systems brought back online for the sixth race to go at 4:31 p.m. The card resumed with adjusted post times beginning with race six. Power was lost...

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Nakatani Headlines 2023 Hall of Fame Class

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - At the very least, Aug. 4 will always be a mighty important day in jockey Corey Nakatani's life. For good and bad reasons, but memorable nonetheless. Exactly, five years after he earned his final victory then suffered career-ending injuries in a spill at Del Mar, Nakatani will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame on Friday morning at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 10:30 a.m. Nakatani, 52, is a member of the Class...

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Sackatoga Stable Hosts Funny Cide's Saratoga Send Off

Champion and dual classic winner Funny Cide (Distorted Humor), who passed away July 16 at age 23, will have his life and racing achievements celebrated with a Saratoga Send-Off party Aug. 16 at Siro's in Saratoga Springs. The event will be a tribute to "The Gutsy Gelding" who captured the hearts of racing fans and continued to be a fan favorite during his 15-year retirement at Kentucky Horse Park. Presented by Sackatoga Stable, the evening will feature a tribute video and a panel discussion emceed by Retired Race Caller Tom...

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Roth, Dubb Unveil The Residences at the Adelphi Hotel

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Four years into their business partnership, longtime friends Larry Roth and Michael Dubb are ready to unveil and start selling condominiums in their massive downtown project, The Residences at the Adelphi Hotel. Roth and Dubb have scheduled an informational brunch at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 at the Adelphi Hotel, 365 Broadway. The event is by RSVP only. The Residences at the Adelphi Hotel features 79 condominiums that are part of a $90-million development on the corner of Broadway and Washington Street. A decade ago, Roth...

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