SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is showcasing the history of the New York Racing Association this month.

It's part of a new initiative to recognize and promote key thoroughbred racing organizations.

NYRA was founded as the Greater New York Association in 1955 and later renamed. The museum will place memorabilia from NYRA on display and also highlight milestones from the organization's history through social media outreach and on-site events and programming.

NYRA hosts the third jewel of the Triple Crown series, the Belmont Stakes, which will be contested for the 150th time on June 9. The museum will open a new exhibit on that day to honor the rich history of the race.

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