Secretariat Curator’s Tour and new Book Club highlight early 2024 programming at the National Museum of Racing

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will play host to a special Secretariat Curator’s Tour in January and debut a new Book Club in February as part of its expanded programing in 2024.

Join Jessica Cloer, the Museum’s curator, for a distinctive tour experience of A Tremendous Machine: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The Curator’s Tour will go behind the scenes and detail the process of what it took to bring the popular exhibition to life. Attendees will get a unique perspective at the design and curation process of A Tremendous Machine from concept to finished product, including the acquiring of a diverse set of objects, artwork, and multimedia. Light refreshments will be provided before the start of the tour. The Curator’s Tour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and costs $10 for Museum members and $25 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased here: National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame ( Museum members are able to access a pre-sale of tickets on Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. Tickets for non-members go on sale at 10 a.m. on the 15th. For more information, call (518) 584-0400 ext. 112. Space is limited.

Museum Book Club to launch in February

The Museum’s Book Club will examine six popular racing titles in a bi-monthly program beginning in February on site at the Museum. The Book Club will meet on the second Thursday of every other month beginning Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. Meetings will include a guided discussion and a special guest for each book. Books are available for purchase individually through the Museum gift shop or a special bundle rate of $125 for all six books. Cost to participate in the Book Club is $30 for Museum members and $60 for non-members. The cost includes access to all six programs and refreshments at each event.  The book club schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 8The First Kentucky Derby, by Mark Shrager
Thursday, April 11Lexington, by Kim Wickens
Thursday, June 13Ruffian, by Jane Schwartz
Thursday, Aug. 8Bare Knuckles and Saratoga Racing, by Brien Bouyea
Thursday, Oct. 10The Foxes of Belair, Jennifer Kelly
Thursday, Dec. 12Horse Crazy, by Sarah Maslin Nir

Click here to sign up for the Book Club: National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (

For more information about the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, including upcoming events, please visit or call (518) 584-0400.


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