SARATOGA SPRINGS — Renowned author and racing historian Michael Veitch will discuss his new book Legacy of Excellence: Thoroughbred Racing in Saratoga Springs 1956 to 2008 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Saturday, Dec. 10 at noon. Veitch will bring to life the stories of the on-track excellence of Saratoga racing during this period and the politics involved in the New York Racing Association’s franchise oversight of the track. A book signing will follow the presentation. The event is free to attend and books will be available to purchase.
Legacy of Excellence is Veitch’s third book in his popular Saratoga racing history series, following Foundations of Fame: Nineteenth Century Thoroughbred Racing in Saratoga Springs and Summit of Champions: Thoroughbred Racing in Saratoga Springs 1901 to 1955.
Veitch covered horse racing for The Saratogian and its racing supplement, The Pink Sheet, from 1979 through 2017. He serves as chairman of the Museum’s Hall of Fame Historic Review Committee and is a member of the Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. A former host of “Down the Stretch” on Capital OTB, Veitch’s writing has appeared in a variety of media outlets, including Daily Racing Form. He is also the co-author of The Travers: 150 Years of Saratoga’s Greatest Race.
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