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Past Events

February 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Paint and Sip at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame!

When: Thursday, February 9th

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: $40 Museum Members, $45 non-members

Location: Hall of Fame 


The Museum will be holding a racing-themed paint and sip in the Hall of Fame from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 9th! Limited space available so make sure to sign up early!

Sign up by emailing or reserve your space by calling 518-584-0400 ext. 109.

December 17, 2016 - 11:00am

Holiday Celebration of the Arts, 12/17/16

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host a Holiday Celebration of the Arts, featuring an appearance by legendary racing personality Tom Durkin as Santa Claus, on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the Museum is free throughout the day.


Numerous invited artists, photographers, crafters and various other vendors will be on hand, featuring original works of art, photography, prints, jewelry, clothing and apparel available in a variety of price ranges.


December 9, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Officers and Trustees of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame request the pleasure of your company at our 2016 Member Holiday Party!


Celebrate the season with complimentary light refreshments, a raffle, silent auction, and a special Gift Shop discount for all Museum members attending.

Please R.S.V.P. to Maureen Mahoney by Wednesday, November 30th at (518) 584-0400 ext. 109 or email


November 29, 2016 - 12:00am

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday... but have you heard of #GivingTuesday?


We're kicking off sales today, on #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving.  Participate today with millions of others by making a charitable donation to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame by purchasing a brick!


Click here for more information and to purchase a brick!


November 25, 2016 - 10:00am

Happy Holidays!  We will be having a 20% off sale on everything in the gift shop on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. (No other discounts apply.)  Stop in and see our wonderful selection of thoroughbred racing memorabilia, books, art & posters, jewelry and much more.

November 12, 2016 - 10:00am

Free admission to the Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in celebration of The Sanford Legacy exhibit. Members of the Friends of Sanford Stud Farm will be on hand to discuss the exhibit and the farm's history.

October 29, 2016 - 12:00pm

Racing experts and handicappers Tom Amello, Jeff Carle, and Brian Nadeau analyze the 2016 Breeders' Cup races.


When: October 29, 2016

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Hall of Fame 

October 7, 2016 - 5:00pm

September 24, 2016 - 10:00am

Join the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 24th for a unique and family friendly scavenger hunt at the Saratoga Race Course!  Teams will tour around the NYRA grounds with exclusive, post-season access, while learning about the history of thoroughbred racing and its connection to Saratoga Springs.   After the scavenger hunt, there will be pony rides, a petting zoo, crafts, refreshments and other fall family activities.  The scavenger hunt and activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

September 24, 2016 - 10:00am

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.