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National Museum of Racing to participate in NY Path Through History Weekend Oct. 9-10

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.  — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be participating in the annual I Love New York Fall Path Through History Weekend on Oct. 9-10.

The Museum’s Path Through History event will feature a self-guided tour highlighting items from the Museum Collection specifically related to New York’s rich racing history. The tour will take visitors through each of the Museum’s galleries and include historical treasures such as the 1977 Woodward Stakes trophy won by Hall of Famers Forego and Bill Shoemaker at Belmont Park; the program, saddle, and silks from Hall of Famer Julie Krone’s 1993 Belmont Stakes victory aboard Colonial Affair; a variety of trophies of Travers Stakes winners spanning more than 120 years; and a collection of horseshoes worn by winners at New York racetracks.

Upcoming events at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — A racing trivia night, a Travers Stakes poster signing with the connections of Tiz the Law, and a children’s book author signing highlight some of the upcoming events at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

Trivia Night with ThoroFan set for Aug. 23

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is partnering with ThoroFan for “Trivia Night at the Museum” on Monday, Aug. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Museum. Contestants can compete individually or as a team (maximum of four people) for great prizes. Renowned track announcer Tom Durkin will serve as the “Quizmaster.” Tickets, which include two drink tickets and light food, are $15 for Museum members and $25 for non-members and may be purchased here:

Greg Montgomery Travers Stakes poster signing with Tiz the Law team Aug. 24

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Renowned equine artist Greg Montgomery and the connections of 2020 Travers Stakes winner Tiz the Law — jockey Manny Franco, trainer Barclay Tagg, and Sackatoga Stable operating manager Jack Knowlton — will sign copies of Montgomery’s 2021 Travers Stakes poster on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year’s poster, which is the 36th in Montgomery’s iconic series honoring the Travers, features Tiz the Law winning the 151st edition of the Midsummer Derby. Posters will be available for purchase for $50.

Summer tours and events at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will offer a variety of tours, programming, and special events this summer, as well as eight daily showings of the Museum’s new signature film, What It Takes: Journey to the Hall of Fame. Here are some of the highlights at the Museum this summer:  

Hall of Fame ceremony to be open to the public on Aug. 6

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 6 at Fasig-Tipton, will be open to the public and free to attend. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will also be streamed live on the Museum’s website at racingmuseum.org.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announces summer exhibits

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will feature several new and returning special exhibitions this summer for the upcoming Saratoga racing season. All summer exhibitions will debut on Thursday, July 1.

Greg Montgomery to sign 2021 Travers posters June 19 at the Museum

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Renowned equine artist Greg Montgomery, who has been producing artwork associated with Saratoga Race Course’s famed Travers Stakes since 1986, will sign copies of the 36th edition of his annual Travers poster series at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Posters will be available for purchase through the Museum’s gift shop for $50 each. The 2021 poster features the memorable 2020 Travers win by Tiz the Law, owned by Saratoga-based partnership Sackatoga Stable.

American Pharoah, Todd Pletcher, and Jack Fisher elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (KY), seven-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher, and 13-time champion steeplechase trainer Jack Fisher comprise the National Museum of Racing’s 2021 Hall of Fame class. American Pharoah and Pletcher were elected in the contemporary category in their first year of eligibility and Fisher was chosen by the Museum’s Steeplechase Review Committee, which meets once every four years.

The class of 2021 will be enshrined along with the 2020 inductees — trainer Mark Casse, jockey Darrel McHargue, horses Tom Bowling and Wise Dan, and Pillars of the Turf Alice Headley Chandler, J. Keene Daingerfield, Jr., and George D. Widener, Jr. — on Friday, Aug. 6, at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Museum website at www.racingmuseum.org. An announcement regarding public attendance at the ceremony will be made at a later date.

Kentucky Derby week at the Museum to feature special online programming and Derby at Home celebration

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present two online Zoom programs related to the Kentucky Derby, as well as launch a special “Derby at Home” section on the Museum’s website, to help racing fans plan for the 147th running of the “Run for the Roses,” which will take place May 1 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

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