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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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Address: 191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3513
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History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of...

History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of equine art, trophies of past wins, magnificent silks and racing memorabilia.

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a must for every lover of thoroughbred horses and racing

This small - relatively speaking - jewel of a museum is breath-taking in its selection and organization. Virtually across Union Avenue from the world-renowned thoroughbred race... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Seth R
Saratoga Springs, New York
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This small - relatively speaking - jewel of a museum is breath-taking in its selection and organization. Virtually across Union Avenue from the world-renowned thoroughbred race track that is the oldest in the United States in continuous racing use. One can visit in an hour or linger and soak in a century and-a-half of thoroughbred racing. Wonderful!

Thank Seth R
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

If you're a horse person, you will love this place, You can find out your Thoroughbred's info if you have his tattoo number or sire/dam. So interesting, clean, nicely presented. I could spend a whole day there. Nice gift shop, too

Thank crickerpicker
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Great Museum for Racing fans to visit. Zenyatta, named horse of the year 2010, won 19 of 20 career starts, most with Mike Smith, a jockey I like.

Thank Raimund C
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you are a fan of this sport you will definitely enjoy this museum. However if you are on the other side, it might not be an exciting museum tour for you. I still think that it is worth it to visit this museum of you are in Saratoga Springs. Also, do not expect to spend long museum hours. It... More 

Thank hazalcanisag
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

This Museum is very well done, and interesting at all levels. Great for the lifelong racing fan or breeder, as well as newcomers to the sport. Stunning, magnificent paintings, bronzes and sporting art outstandingly displayed. Most of the art is National Gallery quality, and will be of interest to any student of art. Displays are well organized with something for... More 

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New York City
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The museum is a lovely newish building with a beautiful glass room room looking outdoors and an attractive interior room with trophies. Not much to see though.

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Avon, CT
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was a nice museum unless you've been to Churchill Downs, which leaves this museum in the dust. that said, there is a nice movie and some interesting exhibits.

Thank Walter11_22
Mooloolaba, Australia
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

If you are a horse racing fan - do it. The museum is well set out, admission price is more than reasonable, and it is very easy to get around. Also, if you are staying around Broadway in Saratoga Springs, it is a lovely, and not long, walk down either Lincoln Ave or Union St.

Thank SunshineStatesman
Saddle River NJ
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Special Exhibit, TheSanford legacy is running through Dec 2016, so be sure to see it.The Sanford of Amersterdam, explores their legacy. I have not been hear for at least 20 years, but took my sister to see this lovely town, on our travel. This place was immaculate. I loved the Jerseys of the Jockies and their patterns of distinction. Great... More 

Thank fitterSaddleRiverNJ
Stony Brook, New York
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

A comprehensive museum devoted to horses and horse racing. Educational and informative. Varied exhibits of all aspects of horse racing, riders, etc.

Thank ITCountM

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