National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s “Countdown to the Triple Crown” Online Auction Goes Live, In-Person Event Tickets Also Available

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will play host to a special “Countdown to the Triple Crown” fundraising event on Saturday. This new event, scheduled exactly three months prior to the 2023 Kentucky Derby, will feature hundreds of silent auction items and an online auction of 10 unique items and experience packages to benefit the Museum.

Guests can attend the event in person at the Museum from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. or bid on special packages online beginning at noon. The early-bird event at the Museum will feature beer, wine, soda, light refreshments, and entertainment by Rich Ortiz, as well as screenings of the 16-minute signature film “What It Takes: Journey to the Hall of Fame” at 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7:15 p.m. Cost to attend the event is $10 for Museum members and $25 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. To view the online auction items, visit: Bidding for the online auction will go be open through Feb. 19 at 11:45 p.m.

The Museum would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations to the on-site auction: 550 Waterfront, 9 Maple Avenue, Adirondack Experience, Alpin Haus, Jim Altfeld, Andy’s Adirondack Grille, Antara Home, Augie’s To Go Saratoga, Author Elizabeth Macy, Barbara Livingston, Boldt Castle & Yacht House, Brooklyn Attitude at Creative Image, Callaway Golf, Carson’s Woodside Tavern, Casey Laughter Photography, Cathy Allikov Photography, Chez Pierre Restaurant, The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, Connie Bush Photography, Cudney’s Cleaners, Dakota Ridge Farm, Dave Johnson, Debbie Krohl Photography, DePaula Auto Group, Duncan’s Dairy Bar, Elizabeth Macy – Lucky’s Adventures, Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs, Finishing Touches Home Décor, Foal Adventure, FourSetters LLC, Fusion the Salon, G. Williker’s Toys, Heather Andreasen Photography, Hoffman Car Wash, Hello Nails, Home Made Theater, Iroquois Museum, Kate Stephenson Photography, Keeneland Library, Laura Palazzolo Photography, Lawrence White Artwork, Leanne Miller – Waxology Brows & Waxing, Luis Garcia Photography, Lynn Ermis Photography, Maggie Sweet, Maple Ski Ridge, Michael Passarelli, Maria Billis – Young Living, Miss Scarlett Boutique, MISCI Museum of Innovation and Science, Mount Peter, Nancy Rokos Photography, Nancy Wilkinson Photography, N. Fox Jewelers, National Comedy Center & Lucy Desi Museum, Old Smoke Clothing Co., Paul Masterson, Payson Stud Inc., Proctor’s Theater, Roosevelt Baths & Spa, Sackatoga Stables, LLC, Sarah Michele at Fusion the Salon, Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Casino Hotel, Saratoga Springs History Museum, Saratoga National Golf Course, Saratoga Olive Oil, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa Golf Course, Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, Saratoga Tea & Honey, Scallions Restaurant, S. Decker Designs, Sharon Castro at the Wood Hill Gallery, Silverado, Six Flags Great Escape, Snider Fashion, Spring Street Dali, Stacey Hetherington Photography, Stitches & Time, Suzanne Jagoda at The Garden, Tailgate and Party, Taste of Victory Stables, Taverna Novo, Tom Durkin, Turf History Times, Via Aquarium, Violet’s of Saratoga, West Side Sports Bar & Grill, World Awareness Children’s Museum, Yan Wang Photography, and Zoo New York.

Items for the online component of the auction are courtesy of: National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Safari North at Paul Mills,, John Hendrickson, Coolmore America, Old Friends Farm (Lexington, Ky.), Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Lane’s End, and N. Fox Jewelers.

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, please contact Maureen Mahoney 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