SARATOGA SPRINGS — National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame staff found Confederate flags draped over several of the museum’s 37 lawn jockeys Tuesday morning.
Museum spokesman Brien Bouyea said the museum reviewed video surveillance from early Tuesday and saw four to five people draping the flags over the necks of the lawn jockeys.
Bouyea said the museum is working with the Saratoga Springs Police Department to investigate the incident, which occurred about 1:45 a.m.
Lt. Robert Jillson, police spokesman, confirmed they received a report of the incident. None of the jockeys was damaged, Jillson later said in a news release.
The lawn jockeys were unveiled at the Union Avenue museum in July as part of a beautification project on its front lawn. They represent past and present iconic racing stables.
Police plan to share the video surveillance after it is reviewed by investigators.
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