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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.

National Museum of Racing announces 2021 Hall of Fame finalists

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Six racehorses, three trainers, and one jockey account for the 10 finalists that will comprise the National Museum of Racing’s 2021 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are racehorses American Pharoah (first year of eligibility), Blind Luck, Game On Dude, Havre de Grace, Kona Gold, and Rags to Riches; trainers Christophe Clement, Doug O’Neill, and Todd Pletcher (first year of eligibility); and jockey Corey Nakatani.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame accepting applications for 2021 Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is accepting applications for the 2021 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.

Pierre "Peb" Bellocq and William Leggett selected to the Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Renowned Eclipse Award-winning cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq and the late Eclipse Award-winning writer William Leggett have been selected to the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor. 

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announces return of Photo Finish juried photography exhibition

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the return of its juried photography exhibition program, Photo Finish. The Museum is now accepting submissions for consideration from both amateur and professional photographers of scenes depicting thoroughbred racing in America for our third annual exhibition.

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