National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and its collection

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
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The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was founded in 1951 in Saratoga Springs, New York , to honor the achievements of American Thoroughbred race horses , jockeys , and trainers . In 1955, the museum moved to its current location on Union Avenue near Saratoga Race Course , at which time inductions into the hall of fame began. Each spring, following the tabulation of the final votes, the announcement of new inductees is made, usually during Kentucky Derby Week in early May. The actual inductions are held in mid-August during the Saratoga race meeting. The Hall of Fame's nominating committee selects eight to ten candidates from among the four Contemporary categories (male horse, female horse, jockey and trainer) to be presented to the voters. Changes in voting procedures that commenced with the 2010 candidates allow the voters to choose multiple candidates from a single Contemporary category, instead of a single candidate from each of the four Contemporary categories. For example, in 2016, two female horses (Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta) were inducted at the same time. The museum also houses a large collection of art, artifacts, and memorabilia that document the history of horse racing from the eighteenth century to the present.

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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Union Avenue 191
New York

Visitor information National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Opening hours

Monday
9:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
9:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
9:00 – 17:00
Thursday
9:00 – 17:00
Friday
9:00 – 17:00
Saturday
9:00 – 17:00
Sunday
9:00 – 17:00

Admission

Adult (18-64)$20.00
Blue Star Museum ProgramFree
Child (5 and under)Free
Children’s Museum at Saratoga Members $5.00 discount
Kentucky Derby Museum MembersFree
Kentucky Old Friends MembersFree
Museum MemberFree
NYRA employeeFree
NYTB Members (with card) $5.00 discount
Senior (65+)$15.00
Student (6-18/College with ID)$10.00
Veteran:Free

Museums for All: $3 admission for each person with an EBT card, maximum of 4 people per card
Old NMR Free Passes (includes old free passes with NYRA logo): honored as $10 off regular admission
Old NMR BOGO Passes: honored as $10 off 2nd regular admission

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Location & Map

Union Avenue 191, Saratoga Springs

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