National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame to Play Host to “Countdown to the Triple Crown” Fundraiser on Feb. 3

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will play host to the second annual “Countdown to the Triple Crown” fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 3. This winter fundraiser, scheduled exactly three months prior to the 150th Kentucky Derby, will feature dozens of silent auction items and an online auction of unique items and experience packages to benefit the Museum.

Guests can attend the event in person at the Museum from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or bid on special packages online. The early-bird event at the Museum will feature beer, wine, soda, light refreshments, and entertainment. Cost to attend the event is $15 for Museum members and $30 for non-members. Many of the auction items will be displayed throughout the Museum galleries during the event.

To purchase tickets, visit: or call (518) 584-0400.

The Museum would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations to the on-site auction: Adelphi Hotel, Adirondack Adventure Center, Adirondack Experience, Adirondack Thunder, Adirondack Winery, Albany Symphony, Artisanal Brew Works, Bidwell House Museum, Boldt Castle, Clarissa Bullitt, Burke Mountain, Chez Pierre, Children’s Museum of Saratoga, Courtyard Marriott, Stephanie Cowser, Cudney’s Launderers and Dry Cleaners, Dakota Ridge Farm, Dark Horse Mercantile, S. Decker Designs, Samantha Decker, Diamond Club- Embassy Suites, Dizzy Chicken, Jeffrey Doyle, DZ Restaurants, Eddie F’s New England Seafood, Fort William Henry, FourSetters LLC, Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio, Fusion The Salon, Grant Cottage, Holiday Inn, Home Made Theater, Honest Equine Veterinary Services, Hyde Collection, Impressions of Saratoga, Iroquois Museum, Marc Jacobs Photography,  Debbie Krohl, Locust Grove, miSci, Bernard T. Moore, Adrienne Neary, New York Racing Association, Olana State Historic Site, John Oliver, Frank Panucci, Pink Paddock, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, Pomegranate Inc., Proctors Theater, Queensbury Hotel, Raquette Lake Navigation Co., Residence Inn, Sackatoga Stables, Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Candy Company, Saratoga Paint and Sip, Saratoga Regional YMCA, Saratoga Strike Zone, Scallions, SPAC, Spirit of Ethan Allen, Kate Stephenson Photography, Sundae’s Best Hot Fudge Sauce, Swain Ski Resort, Ann and Sam Switalski, Taverna Novo, Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga, Turf History Times, Uncle Sam Boat Tours, Utica Zoo, West Side Sports Bar, Nancy Wilkinson, and World Awareness Children’s Museum.

Special thanks to Mazzone Hospitality, Winebow, and Saratoga Spring Water for donations supporting this event.

Items for the online component of the auction courtesy of: National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, John Hendrickson, Lane’s End, Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, Old Friends Farm (Georgetown, Ky.), Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Sam Houston Race Park, Breeders’ Cup, Skip Dickstein, Horse Country, Gerard Philipp, Live Oak Plantation, Stonestreet Farm, Next Door Kitchen & Samantha Nass Floral Design, Tampa Bay Downs, Churchill Downs, Inc. Preview the online auction items here:

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve and promote the history of thoroughbred racing in America and honor the sport’s most accomplished participants in the Official National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame. All proceeds from the event will fund new and exciting exhibits, educational programming, and help us provide the best experience to thousands of visitors annually.

For more information about the event or donating an item or experience, please contact Maureen Pasco at (518) 584-0400 ext. 109 or

For more information about the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, including upcoming events, please visit or call (518) 584-0400.

Contact: Brien Bouyea
(518) 584-0400 ext. 133