The National Musum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York, is sacred space. The space itslf is beautifully-designed and maintained. The exhibits are fascinating, elegant and important. This is THE only museum dedicated to American Thoroughbred horse racing--the Hall of Fame is akin to the Vatican. It takes a great deal of money to create a venue such as this, and to maintain the high standards set by industry laders, and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame does it with grace and a keen respect for our past. As Thoroughbred racing moves intothe 21st Century, it will be even-more necessary to educate the public in order to help the sport grow and thrive. The Museum takes this part of their responsibility very seriously. Their programs to educate the public are second-to-none. The artifacts housed in the Museum are sacred in our world of horse racing, and we who participate in the sport happily hand over the artifacts to the historians, curator, operations manager and director of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Our history is in good hands, our future more secure due in large part for their intent focus on education, preservation and the encouragement of forward-thinking models. I laud the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame because it is the place where the greatest Thorughbreds, jockeys, trainers and owners are celebrated. But more than that, I laud the Museum because, for many of us who live and work in the sport of racing Thoroughbreds, and who love the animals and the sport--the Museum is very much our Home.
Review from Guidestar