National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s “Countdown to the Triple Crown” Online Auction Goes Live Tomorrow, Feb. 3

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s second annual “Countdown to the Triple Crown” online auction will go live Saturday, Feb. 3 at noon. The bidding will run through noon on Feb. 17.

Guests can attend the in-person version of this winter fundraiser — scheduled exactly three months prior to the 150th Kentucky Derby — on Feb. 3 at the Museum from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The on-site event at the Museum will feature beer, wine, and light refreshments. Cost to attend the event is $15 for Museum members and $30 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Many of the auction items not included in the online bidding will be displayed throughout the Museum galleries during the event.

Items for the online component of the auction are courtesy of: National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Churchill Downs, Inc., Susan Moulton, Keeneland Race Course, Coolmore America, John Hendrickson, Live Oak Stud, Lane’s End, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Old Friends (Georgetown, Ky.), Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, Lone Star Park, Stonestreet Farm, Sam Houston Race Park, Breeders’ Cup, Horse Country, Tampa Bay Downs, Neighborhood Kitchen, Samantha Nass Floral Designs, and Clifton Park Rental. Preview the online auction items here:

The Museum would like to thank the numerous businesses and individuals for their donations to the on-site auction. A complete list of those contributors can be found on the Museum website’s event page here: 2nd annual Countdown to the Triple Crown | National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (

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

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 and online auction 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 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