SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is partnering with six Saratoga County farms for exclusive behind-the-scenes tours. The Museum’s farm tour series begins Saturday, May 27 at the Bond family’s Song Hill Thoroughbreds in Mechanicville. There will be one farm featured per month through October.
Guests will enjoy a 90-minute tour through each thoroughbred farm, where a knowledgeable guide will provide a comprehensive look at the day-to-day operations and what makes each farm unique. Guests will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with real thoroughbreds. Finally, at the close of the tour, guests will have the opportunity to ask their guide any questions they may have about the care and keeping of these beautiful animals and aspects of life on the farm. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended on this tour.
“These tours are great for people of all ages and backgrounds,” said Cate Masterson, the Museum’s director. “They are wonderful educational opportunities to learn about these farms, the horses, and the people who make these operations so successful and vital to the community and racing.”
Each tour is $30 for Museum members and $40 for non-members. All tour purchases include a complimentary Museum admission. To book a farm tour, click on your preferred date and farm below:
- May 27, Song Hill Thoroughbreds
- June 24, Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga
- July 29, Old Friends at Cabin Creek
- 26, McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
- 30, Old Tavern Farm
- 14, Sugar Plum Farm
The Museum is also offering a special six-day farm tour pass. Pay once and get access to all six of these incredible experiences for the discount price of $150 for Museum members and $210 for non-members. To purchase your six-day pass, click here: Six-Day Farm Tour Pass.
If you have any questions about the farm tour series, please contact Matt Reichel, the Museum’s educator, at [email protected] or call (518) 584-0400.
For more information about the Museum, including special events and program offerings, please call (518) 584-0400 or visit our website at www.racingmuseum.org.