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National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes

Grade II race
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes
Location Saratoga Race Course
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1985
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.nyra.com/index saratoga
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race set at a distance of one and one-eighths miles on the turf at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. A Grade II event, it's open to three-year-olds of either gender, and carries a purse of $150,000.

This race was formerly known as the Gallant Man Stakes in honor of the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame horse, Gallant Man.

The National Museum of Racing was begun in Saratoga Springs in 1950. In 1955, the Museum moved to its present site on Union Avenue, across the street from Saratoga Race Course.

In its 26th running in 2010, it was run at the distance of a mile and an eighth from 1985 to 1995, then at a mile and a sixteenth in 1996 and 1997. In 1998, the distance was changed back to a mile and an eighth.

Past winners

  • 2006 - After Market (Cornelio Velasquez)
  • 2001 - Baptize (Jerry Bailey)
  • 1999 - Marquette (Jerry Bailey)
  • 1997 - Rob'n Gin (Jerry Bailey)
  • 1996 - Sir Cat (Jerry Bailey)
  • 1990 - Social Retiree (Mike Smith)
  • 1988 - Posen (Jerry Bailey)
  • 1986 - Dance of Life (Jerry Bailey)
  • 1985 - Duluth (Jean Cruguet)



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