The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
191 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866-3566
Phone: (518) 584-0400
Toll Free: 1-800-Jockey4 or 1-800-562-5394
Fax: (518) 584-4574
Hours Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday: noon to 4 p.m.

During the Race Meet, (the Month of August into the beginning of September) the Museum is open daily from9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Museum is closed New Year’s Day, the day after New Year’s, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas.

Saratoga Springs, New York is home to the oldest race track in the country. Horse Racing is big in up state New York. There are thoroughbred horse farms, Funny Cyde comes from here, and the horse racing industry is a big part of the economy and every day life. You can drive down any of the country roads and see the race horses grazing peacefully in their pastures. This made Saratoga Springs a natural place for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

Horse racing is one of the oldest sports in the world. Even if those who are not avid race fans get interested when it is time for the Triple Crown starting with the Kentucky Derby in May. The museum has something for everyone, knowledgeable fans and those who just see a race or two a year want to learn more. There are special activities for the children too.

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has exhibits relating to over 300 years of Thoroughbred racing You begin your tour at the starting gate, A real racing starting gate. AS you walk through the halls, you see information on all the great racehorses, jockeys and trainers and read about what made them great. The wall also display many forms of art devoted to the sport. You get to see up close the everyday items used at the tracks, the saddles, bridals and jockey silks among others. And the trophies. The silver and gold that the horses and jockeys go all out for. You can stop in the anatomy room and see what makes a race horse able to race.

The kids have their own special places and events in the museum. They can design silks, shoe a horse( not a real one)
Check out the events page to see what is coming up and if something strikes your fancy, plan your trip around that day.

Words an pictures can only go so far. In order to get the real experience and knowledge, you must visit in person. So if you have ever felt a thrill when you see the Kentucy Derby on television, or if you have ever actually been to even just one horse race, make your plans to come to Saratoga Springs and get the full experience.

Saratoga Springs New York is easy to reach. There is an Amtrak station as well as a Greyhound Bus station. And if you plan to drive. I 87 goes right over Saratoga Springs.

If you are planing to stay for a weekend or longer, and you should if at all possible, (Saratoga Springs has much to offer and is near many other attractions, For instance it is just a short drive To Lake George and the Great Escape Wild Water Kingdom,) you will need to find a place to stay Here are some suggestions . Remember the rates are subject to change and are always higher during the race season in August.

The best way to experience Saratoga Springs is to stay in one of the historic Bed and Breakfasts. They were once private homes of the well to do and are kept up in historic condition. They are perfect examples of life in Saratoga Springs, New York and the owners and managers make you feel right at home. They are also more than happy to advise you on what to see and what restaurants to visit.

Brunswick Bed and Breakfast
143 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
(800) 585-6751 518-584-6751

We welcome you to the Brunswick Bed and Breakfast

Chestnut Tree Inn
Cathleen DeLuke& Bruce Deluke
9 Whitney Place
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Toll free: 1. 888. chesnut (243. 7688) or 518. 587. 8681

The Saratoga Farmstead
41 Locust Grove Road
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Phone: (518) 587-2074 Fax: (518) 226-0833 Email:

The Saratoga Sleigh Bed & Breakfast
203 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs
New York 12866
Phone ~ (518) 584-4534 | Email ~

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