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“Horse Racing History”

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
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Owner description: History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of equine art, trophies of past wins, magnificent silks and racing memorabilia.
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Interesting, informative in an attractive setting. Horses and jockies are memorialized in this museum. You will thoroughly enjoy the exhibits, especially if you are a fan of horse racing.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Visited Museum late in the day on a rainy Saturday and there were only two other vistors. Arrived at about 2:55 PM, so knew it would have to a quick a trip through the museum. We were greated by two of the rudest and surlist eldery women I have ever met. Waiters in Paris are friendlier and more helpful. When we asked about the racing simulator, we were told it closed at 3:00 PM because they had to close the museum at 4:00 PM (never realized that it takes an hour to unplug a computer). Wife and daughter were ushered out of the gift shop at 3:45, fifteen minutes before closing time. I was locked in the main exhibit hall ten minutes before closing time--had to bang on door to get janitor to let me out. Understand that attractions having closing times for economic reasons, but close at the posted closing time; not earlier. There was what appeared a young male intern working who was embarrassed by his older co-workers obnoxious behaviour. I would avoid this attraction, as service will only get worse as crowds multiple in August for race season.

3  Thank CDRjhb
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

a lot for $5, takes about 2 hours -- could be more descriptive of displays, especially if you don't know a lot about racing

Thank Lsbrandon
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Whether you are a seasoned handicapper or a tourist passing through, the Hall of Fame is a MUST SEE. It follows the history of the sport, the Saratoga race course and the people & animals who have contributed to the game. You can watch videos of almost every fampous race, stand inside a staring gate, see trophies worth thousands of dollars and simply soak in the history of the sport. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Nancy2154
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Having little background knowledge of horse racing, I was totally immersed in reading the entire array of historical notes but actually ran out of time--plan on spending more than 1 hour to fully appreciate the museum. Also, gift shop was great!

2  Thank honulady12
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