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National Museum f Racing announces 2022 Hall of Fame class

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Eight new members have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The class of 2022 is comprised of the racehorses Beholder (KY) and Tepin (KY) in the contemporary category, both chosen in their first year of eligibility; racehorses Hillsdale (IN) and Royal Heroine (IRE) and trainer Oscar White via the Historic Review Committee; and Pillars of the Turf selections James Cox Brady, Marshall Cassidy, and James Ben Ali Haggin.

The class of 2022 will be enshrined on Friday, Aug. 5, 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. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

Sacandaga Elementary's Julia LaBarre named Student Art Show winner

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Julianna LaBarre, a fifth-grader from Sacandaga Elementary School, has been chosen as the winner of the National Museum of Raicng and Hall of Fame's Student Art Show for grades 3-7. 

National Museum of Racing partnering with England's National Horseracing Museum on Paul Mellon social media project

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be partnering with England’s Newmarket-based National Horseracing Museum for a social media content sharing program focused on the international legacy of racing icon Paul Mellon. Through a series of posts across various platforms, both institutions will share educational content about Mellon’s significant imprint on the sport in the United States and England. The first of 10 segments will debut on Friday, April 15. To follow the series, please visit the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @NMRHOF, as well as the National Horse Racing Museum’s pages at @NHRMuseum across those same platforms. The series will include weekly posts each Friday and conclude on Mellon’s birthday, June 11.

National Museum of Racing to host Kentucky Derby party May 7

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its sixth annual Kentucky Derby party fundraiser on Saturday, May 7 at the Museum from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature delicious samplings from a variety of breweries, distilleries, and wineries, as well as signature Kentucky-inspired dishes from local restaurants. All proceeds from the event will support the Museum’s educational mission and allow for exciting exhibits and programming year-round.

The Paintings of Richard Stone Reeves opens March 9 at the National Museum of Racing

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Nine paintings from the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s collection of artwork by Richard Stone Reeves will be on display in the Museum’s Link Gallery beginning Wednesday, March 9. The Paintings of Richard Stone Reeves will be exhibited through 2022.

National Museum of Racing announces 2022 Hall of Fame finalists

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Six racehorses, four trainers, and one jockey account for the 11 finalists that will comprise 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, Havre de Grace, Kona Gold, Rags to Riches, and Tepin (first year of eligibility); trainers Christophe Clement, Graham Motion, Doug O’Neill, and John Shirreffs; and jockey Corey Nakatani.

Museum announces call for submissions for fourth annual Photo Finish exhibition

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — In the final weeks of our third annual Photo Finish exhibition, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the fourth annual juried photography exhibition. The Museum is now accepting entries for consideration from both amateur and professional photographers of scenes depicting thoroughbred racing in America for our fourth annual exhibition, which will open in November.

National Museum of Racing accepting applications for 2022 Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is accepting applications for the 2022 Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship, an annual award recognizing young leaders and volunteers throughout Saratoga County. The scholarship, awarded in a one-time amount of $1,000, will be presented in June to a high school senior from Saratoga County who has demonstrated a record of academic excellence and exemplary service to the community along with a strong interest in pursuing future studies in history and/or the arts.

Maureen Mahoney named National Museum of Racing's Development Director

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — 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.

Foal Patrol Season 5 to kick off in January

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Season 5 of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s popular live webcam series Foal Patrol will debut online at www.foalpatrol.com on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. Season 5 will feature in-foal mares at Claiborne Farm, Gainesway Farm, Safari North at Pauls Mill Farm, and Three Chimneys Farm — all based in Kentucky — and Old Tavern Farm in New York. Foal Patrol is a one-of-a-kind collection of live cameras following the daily activities of in-foal mares produced by the National Museum of Racing. Millions of people throughout the world have viewed the popular webcam program since its initial launch in late 2017.

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