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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame presents free Belmont Stakes viewing party

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host a viewing party for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free and there will be food and beverages available for purchase.


In celebration of the 149th running of the Belmont, the Museum will feature food offerings from 9 Miles East Farm and Grandma Apple’s Cheesecakes and a variety of beverages from Saratoga Eagle Distributors. There will also be a raffle, raceday-inspired 50/50 and silent auction items, including a halter worn by 1997 Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold, courtesy of Old Friends. Floral arrangements on display during the event are courtesy of Jan’s Florist. 


While visiting the Museum for the third and final leg of the Triple Crown, guests are encouraged to visit the various galleries and displays relating to the Triple Crown events. Some of the Museum collection’s highlights relating to the series currently on display include:


  • Edward P. Evans Gallery: Count Fleet’s individual race trophies from the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont


  • Post-Civil War Gallery:  Portrait of August Belmont II; 1910 Preakness Trophy won by Layminster; 1902 Belmont Stakes trophy won by Masterman (owned by August Belmont II); portrait of Hall of Fame jockey James McLaughlin, winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and a record six editions of the Belmont


  • Man o’ War at 100 exhibit: Man o’ War’s Belmont Stakes trophy and horseshoes from his 1920 Preakness and Belmont wins


  • Triple Crown Gallery:  histories of all Triple Crown winners (gallery redone in 2016 to include 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah); videos featuring photos and race footage of each winner; Count Fleet’s Triple Crown trophy

    For more information about the Museum, including special events and program offerings, please call (518) 584-0400 or visit our website at