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The Jockey & Her Horse book launch at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 2

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir and co-author Raymond White, Jr. will unveil their new book, The Jockey & Her Horse, Inspired by the True Story of the First Black female Jockey, Cheryl White, on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. This special event, which features a book signing and reading, begins at 9 a.m. Free copies of the book will be provided for attendees under the age of 18 years old, while supplies last. At 10:30 a.m., the authors will read from the book, which has a target audience of ages 8-12.

Hall of Fame jockeys Codero and Dominguez to sign autographs Travers Stakes weekend at Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Hall of Fame jockeys Angel Cordero, Jr. and Ramon Dominguez will be signing autographs to benefit the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame at Saratoga Race Course this weekend at the Museum’s satellite location at the track, the former Saratoga Walk of Fame space. Cordero will be signing on Travers Stakes Day, Saturday, Aug. 26, from noon to 1 p.m., while Dominguez will sign on Sunday, Aug. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. Renowned artist Greg Montgomery has produced exclusive limited-edition poster prints of Cordero and Dominguez for the signings. Each autographed poster is $20. Any additional items fans would like signed will also be $20 per autograph. The Museum’s open-air satellite facility is located behind the grandstand just across the pedestrian path from the Fourstardave Sports Bar.

Fernando Toro to be presented Hall of Fame plaque and jacket at Del Mar on Aug. 19

Fernando Toro, who was officially inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame on Aug. 4, will be presented his Hall of Fame plaque and jacket in a special ceremony at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Churchill Downs Incorporated donates “Against All Odds” statue to National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

LOUISVILLE, KY. Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CHDN) announced July 5 that the Company will donate “Against All Odds,” an inspiring bronze statue by Edwin Bogucki, to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (the “Museum”) as part of the Museum’s permanent collection. The statue will be unveiled at its new home in Saratoga Springs, New York, on July 12.

Secretariat, Morgan, and Steinberg exhibitions highlight summer season at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present special exhibitions celebrating the 50th anniversary of Secretariat’s 1973 Triple Crown and chronicling renowned photographer Bert Morgan’s career covering the racing and social scenes at Saratoga. Both exhibits open July 13. A third special exhibition featuring several works by iconic artist Saul Steinberg is already open in the Museum’s Link Gallery.

Summer events at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present several events during the Saratoga Race Course meeting. 

Celebrating Sanctuary: Saratoga's Thoroughbred Aftercare event June 17

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame — in partnership with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga, and Old Friends at Cabin Creek — will present Celebrating Sanctuary: Saratoga’s Thoroughbred Aftercare, on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Museum will offer free admission throughout the day. Celebrating Sanctuary will bring awareness to therapy horses, thoroughbred retirement, and the organizations that lead these efforts. The day’s family-friendly activities will take place in an open house setting and visitors will get to meet thoroughbreds in person.

National Museum of Racing announces Saratoga region farm tour series

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is partnering with six Saratoga County farms for exclusive behind-the-scenes tours. The Museum’s farm tour series begins Saturday, May 27 at the Bond family’s Song Hill Thoroughbreds in Mechanicville. There will be one farm featured per month through October.

National Museum of Racing announces 2023 Hall of Fame class

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Eight new members have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The class of 2023 is comprised of jockey Corey Nakatani and the racehorses Arrogate (KY), California Chrome (CA), and Songbird (KY) in the contemporary category; jockey Fernando Toro via the Historic Review Committee; and Pillars of the Turf selections John W. Hanes II, Leonard W. Jerome, and Stella F. Thayer. Arrogate, California Chrome, and Songbird were all elected in their first year of eligibility. The 2023 Hall of Fame class will be enshrined on Friday, Aug. 4, at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Museum website at www.racingmuseum.org. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

National Museum of Racing announces traveling and onsite exhibitions to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Secretariat's Triple Crown

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Secretariat’s historic 1973 Triple Crown sweep, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present traveling and onsite exhibitions honoring the accomplishments and enduring legacy of the famed Meadow Stable colt from May through October. The exhibitions are underwritten by Churchill Downs, Inc., the Maryland Jockey Club, the New York Racing Association, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the Virginia Equine Alliance, Dean Dorton Equine, and Godolphin.

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