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Preakness and Belmont viewing parties at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host viewing parties for both the Preakness Stakes on May 20 and the Belmont Stakes on June 10. Both events will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and are free to attend. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.


In celebration of the 142nd running of the Preakness, the Museum will feature food offerings from 9 Miles East Farm and a variety of beverages from Saratoga Eagle Distributors. There will also be a raffle and raceday-insipred 50/50.


For the Belmont, which will be run for the 149th time this year, 9 Miles East Farm and Saratoga Eagle Distributors will once again be on site with food and beverages for sale and the Museum will present a raffle and raceday-inspired 50/50.


While visiting the Museum for these prestigious races, 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 Triple Crown 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