New project set for Saratoga's 150th anniversary

AP News
Posted: Mar 26, 2013 12:11 PM

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — They're saddling up to celebrate the 150 years of thoroughbred racing in Saratoga Springs.

Local tourism and New York Racing Association officials have gathered Tuesday at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame to announce the Hoofprints Walk of Fame. The project will pay tribute to the most accomplished thoroughbreds to compete at Saratoga Race Course over the past century and a half.

The Walk of Fame will be just outside the clubhouse gates and feature an inaugural class of 30 horses. Each thoroughbred will be represented by a granite plaque with information on its owner, trainer, jockey and signature wins at Saratoga.

Installation of the plaques will begin this spring and be completed before opening day in July.