Edward P. Evans Gallery
Located off of the Sculpture Gallery, the Edward P. Evans Gallery allows the Museum to showcase more of the treasures from its diverse permanent collection and honor the legacy of Mr. Evans and his passion for the sport of Thoroughbred racing.
Edward P. Evans established Spring Hill Farm, a Thoroughbred breeding operation based in Casanova, Va. that produced 14 Grade 1 winners, 17 Grade 2 winners and 18 Grade 3 stakes winners, including 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam (winner of that year's Breeders' Cup Classic) and Quality Road (who raced under the colors of Mr. Evans and won multiple Grade 1 events, including the 2009 Florida Derby and 2010 Woodward), among others. The racing record and achievements of Spring HIll Farm progeny earned Evans the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association National Breeder of the Year award in 2009 and multiple Virginia Thoroughbred breeder of the year honors.
This newly created trophy gallery celebrates some of the top achievements from coast to coast in the sport we honor year-round.
Current featured exhibits include:
- Selections from the Edward P. Evans Trophy Collection
- The Triple Crown
- Selections from the James E. "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons Collection: trophies from the Hall of Fame trainer's career, including the trophy won by Nashua in his 1955 match race against Swaps at Washington Park
- The Legacy of Man o' War, trophies won by descendants of Hall of Fame legend Man o' War, including the 1937 Triple Crown trophy won by his son War Admiral
- The Grand National, examples of trophies from the American and British editions of this major steeplechase event
- Tiffany & Co. in the National Museum of Racing Collection
- A Salute to Hollywood Park
- Fifty Years Ago... highlighting the racing achievements of 1971 and showcasing trophies won by Hall of Fame horses Shuvee and Riva Ridge and Eclipse Awards won by Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham and Hall of Fame Pillar of the Turf Paul Mellon.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame acknowledges the support of the Edward P. Evans Foundation in the creation of this new gallery space.