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Countdown to the Triple Crown fundraiser set for Feb. 3

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — 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. This winter fundraiser, scheduled exactly three months prior to the 150th Kentucky Derby, will feature dozens of silent auction items and an online auction of unique items and experience packages to benefit the Museum.

National Museum of Racing announces updates to Hall of Fame Historic Review and Steeplechase Review committee processes

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Executive Committee has approved changes regarding the institution’s Historic Review and Steeplechase Review committees based on feedback received from the committee chairs and members.

Hot Dog! The Harry M. Stevens Concession Experience exhibition opens Jan. 10

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will open a new exhibition, Hot Dog! The Harry M. Stevens Concessions Experience, in the Link Gallery on Jan. 10. The exhibit focuses predominantly on Harry M. Stevens concessions at racetracks in the first half of the 20th century and features historic photographs, drawings, dinnerware, advertising, and a painting. The exhibition was made possible by generous loans from Mary Jane Hunt, horsefeathers!, the Harry M. Stevens Family Foundation, Inc., and Ken Grayson.

Secretariat Curator’s Tour and new Book Club highlight early 2024 programming at the National Museum of Racing

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will play host to a special Secretariat Curator’s Tour in January and debut a new Book Club in February as part of its expanded programing in 2024.

Jerardi, Moran, Hervey selected to National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Esteemed writers Dick Jerardi, Paul Moran, and John L. Hervey have been selected to the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame seeking auction items for Feb. 3 fundraiser “Countdown to the Triple Crown”

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — 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. This winter fundraiser, scheduled exactly three months prior to the 150th Kentucky Derby in 2024, will feature dozens of silent auction items and an online auction of unique items and experience packages to benefit the Museum.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announces Readers Up! educational program

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.  — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has launched a new educational initiative, Readers Up!, a free program designed to expand learning opportunities and bring the Museum experience into the classroom. Readers Up! offers complimentary copies of equine literature to schools throughout the United States for use in their English Language Arts curriculums. The program is sponsored by Stewart’s Shops.  

Breeders' Cup preview program Saturday, Oct. 28

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its Countdown to the Breeders’ Cup preview program Saturday, Oct. 28 at noon in the Hall of Fame. Racing experts Jeff Carle and Michael Veitch will provide analysis and predictions for each Breeders’ Cup race. The program is free to attend for Museum members and is included with paid admission for non-members.

Fifth annual Photo Finish exhibition opens Nov. 1

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.  — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s fifth annual Photo Finish exhibition will open in the von Stade Gallery on Wednesday, Nov. 1. 

National Museum of Racing's Secretariat exhibition to travel to Woodbine and Keeneland in October

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Secretariat’s historic 1973 Triple Crown sweep, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s traveling exhibition honoring the accomplishments and enduring legacy of the famed Meadow Stable colt will visit Woodbine Racetrack and Keeneland Race Course in October.  A Tremendous Machine: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown will be at Woodbine in Toronto from Oct. 5-8 and at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., from Oct. 25-29.

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