In 2013, NYRA began recognizing prominent thoroughbred industry owners, trainers and jockeys who have left a significant mark on Saratoga with a commemorative plaque and iconic red Saratoga jacket presented on the eve of the Travers Stakes, Saratoga's signature race and the nation's oldest major stakes race for three-year-olds.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is now the official curator of the Saratoga Walk of Fame. Beginning in 2023, the Hall of Fame will present fans with a rotating display of informational panels, multi-media presentations and a variety of relevant historic artifacts culled from its extensive collections.
The displays will vary each week during the Saratoga meet. Located behind the grandstand just across the pedestrian path from the Miller Time Fourstardave Sports Bar, the open-air Walk of Fame is easily recognizable from oversized displays of racing memorabilia and its Saratoga-style, turret-spiked slate roof.
The Hall of Fame will present rotating trophies of historical significance from 11:00am to 2:00pm each Friday of the meet. In general, the trophies will represent winners of a significant stakes race to be run that weekend.
The inductee plaques have been relocated to the entrance of 1863 Club.
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