If you’re in Saratoga Springs this weekend, stop by the The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame to explore its collection and check out its latest exhibit. On Saturday, July 20, the museum unveils its new exhibition, Women in Racing. The multimedia exhibit highlights female jockeys, trainers, owners, breeders, executives, and members of the media who have left positive and influential marks on the field of horse racing.
Every female Hall-of-Famer is represented in the collection of art, artifacts, and photographs. Visitors can also study a timeline of some of the most important moments in women’s racing history or watch videos in a special interactive exhibit.
Explore artifacts that belonged to historical women in racing, including jockeys Wantha Davis and Julie Krones, Unbridled owner Frances Genter, and Diana-winning trainer Mary Hirsch, whose trophy from the groundbreaking victory is on display. Also highlighted are “Pillars of the Turf” Marylou Whitney, Helen Hay Whitney, and Gladys Mills Phipps.
The items on display have been drawn from the museum’s permanent collection and artifacts on loan for the exhibition. The exhibit is presented in partnership with the Edward P. Evans Foundation and is available for viewing during the museum’s daily admission hours, 9 am to 5 pm.