Thursday, 14 December 2023 13:15

National Museum of Racing Launches Free Reading Program for Students

By Jonathon Norcross | Education
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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has launched a reading initiative called “Readers Up!” The free program allows teachers throughout the county to receive one of three books about horse racing. Once students have read the book, the Museum will offer either in-person or virtual presentations of museum artifacts.

“We recognize that some schools may lack the time or resources to visit us, so we’ve decided to bring elements of the Museum experience to them,” said museum educator Matt Reichel in a statement. “Readers Up! is a remarkable program that both encourages reading and connects students with our sport in new and unique ways.”

The three books included in the program are the illustrated children’s book “The Long Shot,” the novel “The Jockey and Her Horse,” and the biography “Ruffian: Burning from the Start.”   

The program is sponsored by Stewart’s Shops.

To learn more about Readers Up!, visit

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