The Alfred Z. Solomon Program Series

The 2016 Program schedule and the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Program Series

All programs are in the Canfield Casino unless noted

Wednesday, October 26 at 7pm  annual meeting of the Historical Society.  tlheadshot

Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust keynote speaker Tom Law will present The History of Championship Events in North American Thoroughbred Racing.

With the Breeders’ Cup World Championships less than two weeks away, ST Publishing’s and The Saratoga Special’s Tom Law will discuss the history of season-ending championship events, before the first edition of the Breeders’ Cup in 1984 to the present, along with a discussion of similar events around the world, including the Dubai World Cup and the upcoming Pegasus World Cup in January 2017 at Gulfstream Park. The talk will look at how these events positively and negatively affected many of the country’s marquee stakes races in many divisions.

Tom Law is Managing Editor of ST Publishing Inc., producers of The Saratoga Special daily newspaper and This Is Horse Racing website and Senior Writer of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine. He started his career in his hometown of Saratoga Springs, working as a sports writer and handicapper for The Saratogian before a nearly 15-year stint in Lexington, Ky., working as a writer and editor for Thoroughbred Times. The former president of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, Law earned an Eclipse Award for his coverage of the 2011 Breeders’ Cup and he’s won the Red Smith Kentucky Derby Writing Award, Joe Hirsch Belmont Stakes Writing Award and the Bill Leggett Breeders’ Cup Writing Award.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 Hall of Fame Induction and Trivia Night

The Saratoga Springs History Hall of Fame was established in 2006 to honor men and women who have made significant and enduring contributions that have enhanced the civic, social, cultural, religious, education or business life in Saratoga Springs. This year’s honorees join the 18 members who are members of this group of notable Saratogians. Following the brief induction ceremony, we will hold the 2015 Saratoga Springs Quiz Challenge!

This will be a Jeopardy style tournament between a teams representing Saratoga Springs businesses and organizations. Questions will be about Saratoga Springs History, Local history, geography geology and pop culture.

The winners take home bragging rights. This fun event is a fundraiser for the Museum. Admission is $4.00, which includes Museum admission for the evening. Members of the Museum are admitted for free.