Welcome to our Online Collections Database!

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is dedicated to the documentation and preservation of the art and cultural history of the trotting sport. Here you can search a sampling of the Museum’s collection which includes more than 70,000 photographs, paintings, lithographs, textiles, horseshoes, books and ephemera. Accessibility to the Harness Racing Museum’s collection will continue to be enhanced – so keep checking back as more records are added.

Searching the Collection

If you are new to Harness Racing or just exploring, the Random Images button is a great way to browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays an assortment of images from the records online. If something sparks your interest, just click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image.

Looking for something more? The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. If you want to find records with more than one keyword, type AND between the two words you are looking for. To search for a specific phrase, put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "Roosevelt International"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor(*) would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.).

The Advanced Search button provides an even more specific search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching Hambletonian in the Subjects field will bring up any records associated with Hambletonian. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are also available in Advanced Searches.