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Racing Museum Theft: ‘They Knew What They Were After’

Police believe the culprit of a theft at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was a professional, according to an Associated Press report. Authorities say the thief, who made off with five trophies late Thursday night, spent less than three minutes inside but was able to smash the glass cases holding the […]

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Historic Trophies Stolen in Break-In at National Museum of Racing

Five trophies that were on display at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame were stolen during a smash-and-grab burglary late Thursday night. The Saratoga Springs Police Department is investigating the crime. The trophies stolen are: •    1903 Belmont Stakes Trophy, won by Africander •    1903 Brighton Cup Trophy, won by Hermis •   […]

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Highlights: 2013 Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel and top-class horses including Housebuster, Lure, and Invasor were among the honorees inducted Friday into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Also recognized as Pillars of the Turf were August Belmont II and Paul Mellon. Steeplechase runners Tuscalee and McDynamo were inducted […]

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For Two Bazes, It’s All in the Numbers

The numbers start out the same: 120 belongs to troubled jockey Tyler Baze, and 12,000 is the latest milestone associated with his second cousin, Hall of Fame rider Russell Baze. The 120 represents the number of days Tyler was suspended by California Horse Racing Board stewards on Sunday for violating the terms of his conditional […]

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Borel, Housebuster, Invasor Among Hall of Fame Inductees

Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel and the racehorses Housebuster, Invasor, Lure, McDynamo, and Tuscalee have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Borel, Housebuster, Invasor, and Lure were selected in the contemporary category, while McDynamo and Tuscalee were chosen by the Museum’s Steeplechase Review Committee. The electees will be […]

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For Those He Left Behind, Antley’s Hall of Fame Nomination Filled with Meaning

When the finalists for admission to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame were announced, family and friends of jockey Chris Antley were deeply touched by his inclusion on the ballot. Maggie Kimmitt, writer and friend of Antley, was the one to call his mother with the news. For Kimmitt and others who loved […]

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Solis Recovering From Surgery, Hoping For Hall of Fame

Rider Alex Solis, who is continuing his recovery from major shoulder surgery in November, is hoping to finally score a spot in racing’s Hall of Fame. Solis, who has won 4,938 races, including the Preakness and Dubai World Cup, is on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot along with four other riders. Four of the […]

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Public taking part in Saratoga’s 150th anniversary

Collectors are helping the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame celebrate Saratoga Race Course’s 150th anniversary next year by sharing their collector items from the race track, including old programs and ticket stubs. The memorabilia will be shared online and in exhibits during the celebration. “We wanted to reach out to the public […]

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Nerud encourages racing industry support for Hall of Fame

Legendary Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud has made a $20,000 donation to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and is encouraging others in the racing industry to make financial contributions to the Saratoga Springs non-profit organization:  “Membership in the Hall of Fame establishes you as someone with ability and integrity,” Nerud […]

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Nerud hopes racing industry will step up with Hall of Fame donations

Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud, one of the founders of Breeders’ Cup, is hoping that his most recent donation of $20,000 to support the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will encourage others in the racing industry to follow, according to Brisnet. “Membership in the Hall of Fame establishes you as someone […]

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