Keyword: National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

  • Jockey Javier Castellano (center) holds his Hall of Fame plaque, along with fellow Hall of Fame riders Ramon Dominguez (left) and John Velazquez

    2017 Hall of Fame Entrants Pure Class

    Fellow 2017 inductees Javier Castellano, Garrett Gomez, Victor Espinoza, and equine star Goldikova took their place in the Hall of Fame with Pillars of the Turf John Gaines, Ogden "Dinny" Phipps, and Col. Matt Winn.

  • 'Free Fridays' at National Museum of Racing

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be offering free admission each Friday from 2 p.m. to close through the end of the year, compliments of Embrace The Race.

  • Wright and Tom Ochiltree in Hall of Fame

    Wright won each Triple Crown race in separate years, and rose to prominence by number of wins and earnings quickly in his career. Tom Ochiltree also put together an excellent career early, winning the Preakness in his second start.

  • Kelso, with Bill Hartack in the saddle after winning the Choice Stakes at Monmouth Park on August 3, 1960. Photo by Jim Raftery/Turfotos

    Bill Hartack: A Kentucky Derby Master

    Standing together in the annals of Derby history are the two jockeys who have won five editions of the Derby each: Eddie Arcaro and the legendary Bill Hartack.

  • Racing Charities to Support on Giving Tuesday

    Here are some equine charities focused on Thoroughbred racing and beyond that give back to horses and the humans who love them on Giving Tuesday, a chance to donate to charities that make a difference all over the world.

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    Hall of Fame Induction 2015: All Heart

    The Hall of Fame class of 2015 was inducted Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. While there were some light-hearted moments during the ceremony, all of the inductees brought out emotion on their way to enshrinement.

  • Plenty of Questions at Saratoga Meet Preview

    Two days before the opening of a Saratoga meet that will see a number of changes, a near-capacity crowd at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame had plenty of questions for NYRA president Chris Kay.

  • Lisa Troutt leads Drosselmeyer following the 2010 Belmont Stakes.

    Troutt Appointed to National Museum Board

    Lisa Troutt has been named to the board of trustees of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The appointment was announced Tuesday, Jan. 13 by National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame president Gretchen Jackson.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Asmussen Hall of Fame Nomination Tabled

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced March 21 that the nomination of Steve Asmussen for possible induction into the shrine this year has been tabled as a result of developments over the last two days.

  • Museum Announces Reward for Stolen Trophies

    The National Musem of Racing and Hall of Fame announced Sept. 24 the offer of a $20,000 reward from the StarNet Insurance Company for information leading to stolen trophies and parties involved in a Sept. 12 burglary.

  • NYRA to Host Saratoga Public Forum Aug. 26

    The New York Racing Association will host a public forum Aug. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on 191 Union Avenue, across the street from Saratoga Race Course.

  • Paul Mellon with Arts and Letters

    Belmont II, Mellon Named Pillars of the Turf

    August Belmont II and Paul Mellon were selected as the inaugural Pillars of the Turf inductees for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's new category June 5. They will be inducted Aug. 9 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • John Velazquez (right) is congratulated by Angel Cordero Jr, after moving into the No. 2 spot among the all-time leading jockeys at Saratoga Race Course.

    Velazquez: Cordero Will Be 'Ecstatic'

    While he is proud to be among the four inductees into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in the class of 2012, jockey John Velazquez said the honor will mean even more to Angel Cordero Jr.

  • Richard L. Hamilton

    Former NYRA Racing Official Hamilton Dies

    Richard L. Hamilton, a former steward and longtime racing official for the New York Racing Association, died April 18 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, N.Y., after suffering a heart attack. He was 76.

  • Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer

    Hollendorfer, 3 Fillies Make Hall of Fame

    Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, along with top fillies Open Mind, Safely Kept, and Sky Beauty form the Class of 2011 for the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place Aug. 12.

  • Dragone New Director of Racing Museum

    Christopher Dragone has been appointed director of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, effective Jan. 1, 2011. He will succeed Joseph E. Aulisi, who is retiring effective Dec. 31.

  • Calvin Borel

    Borel, Hayward, Campo to Preview Saratoga

    Jockey Calvin Borel, who rode the winners of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the BlackBerry Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will be a member of the Saratoga Preview panel on Monday, July 27 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

  • John Nerud in 2004

    National Museum to Get Nerud Collection

    Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud has bequeathed his collection of trophies, awards, and works of art to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

  • Milo Valenzuela to be Inducted Into HOF

    Unable to travel to Saratoga Springs for the national Hall of Fame induction ceremony Aug. 4, retired jockey Ismael "Milo" Valenzuela will receive his commemorative jacket and plaque on Sunday in a special induction ceremony at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

  • Borel and Violette to be Panelists at Museum of Racing

    Jockey Calvin Borel, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), and veteran trainer Rick Violette will be panel members for the Saratoga Preview program July 23 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Replica of Seabiscuit Statue Coming to Ridgewood

    After an absence of more than 55 years, a life-sized bronze sculpture of the legendary American racehorse Seabiscuit is coming back to its original home in the Northern California.

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    Twelve Finalists Named for Hall of Fame

    Six horses, three jockeys, and three trainers have been selected as the 2006 finalists for nomination to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. The 12 finalists were announced Wednesday by Stella F. Thayer, president of the Hall.

  • Racing Museum Gets Solomon Grant for New Exhibit

    A $94,300 grant from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust will enable the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame to begin operation of its race horse simulator exhibit this year.

  • Racing Hall of Fame to Reduce Winter Hours

    Due to significant increases in energy prices, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in January and February of 2006.

  • Thayer Succeeds von Stade as Racing Museum President

    John T. von Stade, the longest-tenured president in the history of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., completed 16 years of service Aug. 11 and was named chairman of the museum's Board of Trustees.