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Past Events

August 21, 2019 - 11:00am

Travers Stakes Preview Panel: Top racing handicappers analyze the field for the 150th running of the Travers Stakes. Time: 11 a.m. Cost: Included with Museum admission.
 

August 21, 2019 - 10:00am

Backstretch Babies Drop-In Program: Offered for young children two years old and younger, these weekly programs during the Saratoga racing season will feature a short story or activity followed by free play with our sensory-friendly toys. When: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. from July 10 through Aug. 28. Cost: Free with a paid adult admission.

August 20, 2019 - 6:30pm

“Born to Rein” film showing and reception: Featuring the life of Nebraska horsemen and Hall of Fame members John A. Nerud and father-and-son Marion and Jack Van Berg. Nerud, a Navy veteran and one of America’s most accomplished and revered thoroughbred trainers and breeders, co-founded the prestigious Breeders’ Cup. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972. Marion Van Berg was the nation’s leading owner in racing victories 14 times and was the first Nebraskan inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1970.

August 18, 2019 - 9:00am

J. McLaughlin Pop-Up Shop at the Museum Gift Shop: Shop all weekend with J. McLaughlin at the Museum and a portion of your purchase will benefit the Museum! Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

August 17, 2019 - 9:30am

Saturday Morning Social: Join Museum staff and special guests for a casual discussion of the day’s racing action at Saratoga and other tracks throughout the country. Featuring “Justify: 111 Days to Triple Crown Glory” book signing with author Lenny Shulman and “Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown” book signing with author Jennifer Kelly. Featuring “Saratoga Saturdays” handicapping with Tom Amello and Trackfacts at 10:40 a.m. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

August 17, 2019 - 9:00am

J. McLaughlin Pop-Up Shop at the Museum Gift Shop: Shop all weekend with J. McLaughlin at the Museum and a portion of your purchase will benefit the Museum! Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

August 16, 2019 - 6:30pm

“Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown” author talk and book signing with Jennifer Kelly. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Hall of Fame. Cost: Free to attend, books available for purchase.
 

August 16, 2019 - 9:00am

J. McLaughlin Pop-Up Shop at the Museum Gift Shop: Shop all weekend with J. McLaughlin at the Museum and a portion of your purchase will benefit the Museum! Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

August 15, 2019 - 6:00pm

J. McLaughlin Pop-Up Shop and Cocktail Party: J. McLaughlin kicks off their weekend pop-up shop at the Museum with cocktails and shopping after the races. A portion of  your purchase will benefit the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame! Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

August 15, 2019 - 10:00am

Children’s Program: “Decorate a Horseshoe Photo Frame:” Explore the different types of shoes horses can wear then decorate your own horseshoe photo frame. Recommended for children ages 3 through 8. Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost: Free with paid adult admission.
 

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