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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.

Privman, Haight, Mann selected to the Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — 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.

Former Museum president John von Stade passes away at age 83

John T. von Stade, whose 17-year tenure as president of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame from 1989 through 2005 is the longest in the institution’s history, died Nov. 25 at his home in Lutherville, Md., after a lengthy illness. He was 83.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame offering free student admission Nov. 26-28

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.  — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will offer free admission to students ages 6 through 18 and college students with school identification from Friday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 28. Children and their families visiting the Museum those days can take part in a Museum-wide scavenger hunt. Children ages 5 and under are always free with an accompanying adult.

3rd annual Photo Finish: Juried Photography Exhibition opens Nov. 5

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.  — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s 3rd annual Photo Finish: Juried Photography Exhibition will open in the Museum’s von Stade Gallery on Friday in conjunction with Breeders’ Cup weekend. Since its inception, the Museum’s juried photography exhibition program has received submissions from photographers hailing from 27 states and three Canadian provinces.

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:  

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