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Museum presents Hunt for History and Horses and Tom Durkin-led tours at Saratoga Race Course on Sept. 15

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a unique and family-friendly scavenger hunt called the “Hunt for History and Horses” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Saratoga Race Course, as well as three tours of the historic racetrack led by Tom Durkin at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.


Registration for the Hunt for History and Horses starts at 9:30 a.m. at the track’s main entrance gate on Union Ave. and the scavenger hunt is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Teams will tour locations on the Saratoga track grounds with exclusive postseason access while learning about the history of thoroughbred racing and its connection to Saratoga Springs. After the scavenger hunt, there will be crafts and refreshments along with free admission to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for participants. The event costs $5 per person (children under 5 are free). To sign up,  call (518) 584-0400 ext. 120.


Durkin, the iconic racecaller for the New York Racing Association for 25 years, will lead behind-the-scenes tours of Saratoga Race Course focusing on the track’s unique history and architecture. Tours will be on the hour at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tours are limited to 20 people each and cost $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (518) 584-0400 ext. 120.