Have you ever been to the races at Saratoga? The Saratoga Race Course is supposedly one of the most elegant and my friends who have been to races there, and other places tell me that it is a "must go."

There is another reason to visit Saratoga, as if the reports of great food, beverages and horse racing wasn't nearly enough. The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has announced their class of 2023.

Which jockeys are going to be inducted in the Class of 2023 for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame?

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The jockey that will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year is Corey Nakatani. According to the press release, he has won more than $234,554,534 in purse winnings in his career and won more than 3000 races on the back of a horse.

Which horses are going to be inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame and Museum?

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The horses that are going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame (all of them are pictured above):

  • California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit—Love the Chase, by Not For Love) winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes
  • Songbird (Medaglia d’Oro—Ivanavinalot, by West Acre)
  • Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song—Bubbler, by Distorted Humor) Traver's Winner
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Is it just horses and jockeys that are a part of this years Hall of Fame Class for the Racing Museum?

No, there are others who have made contributions to the sport and will also be inducted:

  • Fernando Toro,
  • Stella F. Thayer,
  • Posthumously inducted will be John W. Hanes II, and Leonard W. Jerome

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When will the annual National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame be holding their induction for the class of 2023?

The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, Aug. 4, at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Museum website at www.racingmuseum.org. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

Blinders Off! Take a Peek at This $1.7 Mil Saratoga Race Course Themed Home

This home in Saratoga Springs sits on 3.5 acres. It features four bedrooms and five bathrooms along with a movie room and a billiards room. There are 5100 square feet of beautiful woodworking and subtle touches on the Saratoga Race Course. Well except for the beautiful statue out front of the horse and jockey and the starting gate backsplash in the kitchen. This home sold for $1.7 million. The asking price was $1.9 million.

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Check Out this 19th Century Abandoned Farm House in Saratoga

Located on the grounds of the vast Saratoga Spa State Park, it's known as the La Tour Farmhouse. Back in 2009 the Post Star did an expose on the home, which has sat vacant for decades. Apparently it has a very rich history. It was built circa 1835 as part of a large 135 acre farm, in the early 1900's it was converted into a two family home. As Saratoga State Park began to expand, the land and the house were purchased by the state in 1928. It was occupied by workers at the nearby nursery until about 1978.

After that, it was vacant. The state threw out a couple different ideas, but apparently there's not even a driveway leading to the house, which made accessibility that much more difficult. Efforts to demolish the house were hindered because of the cost associated with razing it.

As for 2022, it's difficult to find any information on the structure. It's possible that it's still there, again any plans or records for the home, at least on a Google search, show the last plans for the house came about in 2009 when David Patterson was Governor. At the time, the plan was to tear it down, but that apparently never happened.

This video and the photos were taken back in 2014 as the building just sat, waiting and waiting to find out its fate. Apparently there are some other historic abandoned structures on the site. Although damaged by nature and neglect, it's nice to see it hasn't been hit by vandals - at least at the time of this video.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.