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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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Hall of Fame to host screenings of Bay Meadows documentary

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will play host to a pair of screenings of the documentary film “The Last Train from Bay Meadows” on Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday Nov. 3. The film will be presented at 7 p.m. both nights in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery free of charge. […]

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Desormeaux arrested after Saratoga incident

Jockey Kent Desormeaux was arrested at Saratoga racecourse and charged with reckless endangerment – a misdemeanor – following Wednesday’s races after police told the Saratogian newspaper the Hall of Fame rider tried to hit a New York Racing Association security guard with his car. Saratoga Springs police saw the incident, the newspaper reported, and arrested […]

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NTRA creates new position, hires Social Media Manager

Press Release The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that it has hired Penelope Miller to fill the newly created position of Social Media Manager. Miller, who began her employment last week, is based at the NTRA Communications office located within The Jockey Club offices in midtown Manhattan. Miller will be responsible for day-to-day […]

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Hall of Famer Carl Hanford, trainer of Kelso, dies at 95

Press Release Carl Hanford, trainer of five-time Horse of the Year (1960-64) Kelso, died peacefully with family and friends by his side at his Delaware home early Sunday morning.  He was 95. The native of Fairbury, Nebraska started his career in racing as a jockey and rode the winner of the first race ever run […]

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HRTV to rebroadcast HOF ceremony after satellite problems

Press Release HRTV will rebroadcast the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday, August 15, at 6:30 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET. HRTV was unable to provide live coverage of the ceremony, held August 12, in Saratoga Springs, New York, due to satellite transmission problems. Inductees for the 2011 Hall […]

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Hollendorfer now a Hall of Fame trainer

The spotlight was on trainer Jerry Hollendorfer at Friday’s induction ceremony for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.  During his acceptance speech, Hollendorfer – the fourth-winningest trainer of all time with nearly 6,000 victories – gave a nod to his superfilly Blind Luck. “Blind Luck, I think, was the final kick in […]

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Pletcher, Dominguez join Saratoga Preview panel

Press Release Eclipse Award winners Ramon Dominguez and Todd Pletcher and The New York Racing Association’s Charles Hayward and P.J. Campo will participate in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s annual Saratoga Preview panel discussion on Wednesday, July 20 at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery. This popular program […]

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