SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its Countdown to the Breeders’ Cup preview program Saturday, Oct. 29 at noon in the Hall of Fame. Racing experts Jeff Carle and Michael Veitch will provide analysis and predictions for each Breeders’ Cup race. The program is free to attend for Museum members and is included with paid admission for non-members.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing will induct the 2022 Hall of Fame class on Friday at Fasig-Tipton at 10:30 a.m. Longtime racecaller Tom Durkin will serve as the master of ceremonies. The event is open to the public and free to attend. The ceremony will also be broadcast live on the Museum website at racingmuseum.org. The 2022 Hall of Fame class is comprised of racehorses Beholder (KY), Hillsdale (IN), Royal Heroine (IRE), and Tepin (KY); trainer Oscar White; and Pillars of the Turf James Cox Brady, Marshall Cassidy, and James Ben Ali Haggin.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will open two new exhibitions to the public on July 14, coinciding with opening day of the Saratoga Race Course summer meeting. Betting on America: The Immigrant Experience and the Hall of Famewill debut in the McBean Gallery, while Jim Raftery: A Turfotos Retrospective (from the collection of Barbara D. Livingston) opens in the von Stade Gallery.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Eight new members have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The class of 2022 is comprised of the racehorses Beholder (KY) and Tepin (KY) in the contemporary category, both chosen in their first year of eligibility; racehorses Hillsdale (IN) and Royal Heroine (IRE) and trainer Oscar White via the Historic Review Committee; and Pillars of the Turf selections James Cox Brady, Marshall Cassidy, and James Ben Ali Haggin.
The class of 2022 will be enshrined on Friday, Aug. 5, 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. The event is open to the public and free to attend.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Julianna LaBarre, a fifth-grader from Sacandaga Elementary School, has been chosen as the winner of the National Museum of Raicng and Hall of Fame's Student Art Show for grades 3-7.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be partnering with England’s Newmarket-based National Horseracing Museum for a social media content sharing program focused on the international legacy of racing icon Paul Mellon. Through a series of posts across various platforms, both institutions will share educational content about Mellon’s significant imprint on the sport in the United States and England. The first of 10 segments will debut on Friday, April 15. To follow the series, please visit the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @NMRHOF, as well as the National Horse Racing Museum’s pages at @NHRMuseum across those same platforms. The series will include weekly posts each Friday and conclude on Mellon’s birthday, June 11.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Nine paintings from the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s collection of artwork by Richard Stone Reeves will be on display in the Museum’s Link Gallery beginning Wednesday, March 9. The Paintings of Richard Stone Reeves will be exhibited through 2022.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Six racehorses, four trainers, and one jockey account for the 11 finalists that will comprise the National Museum of Racing’s 2022 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are racehorses Beholder (first year of eligibility), Blind Luck, Havre de Grace, Kona Gold, Rags to Riches, and Tepin (first year of eligibility); trainers Christophe Clement, Graham Motion, Doug O’Neill, and John Shirreffs; and jockey Corey Nakatani.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is accepting applications for the 2022 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.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Maureen Mahoney, who has worked in a variety of capacities at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame since joining the institution in 2015, has been named the Museum’s Development Director. A native of Glens Falls, N.Y., and a graduate of Skidmore College, Mahoney will lead the Museum’s development and sponsorship initiatives and assume a prominent role in special events, marketing, and outreach.