Kentucky Derby Preview Panel and Book and Memorabilia Sale on Saturday, April 27

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will play host to its annual Kentucky Derby Preview Panel program as well as a book and memorabilia sale on Saturday, April 27. Admission to the program and book sale is free. The book and memorabilia sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Museum lobby and the Kentucky Derby program will begin at 12 p.m. in the Hall of Fame. Additionally, the Museum Gift Shop will be offering 15 percent off all new books throughout the day.

Racing experts Tom Amello and Jeff Carle will be on hand to offer analysis and predictions for the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby and answer questions from the audience about the upcoming Triple Crown series.

Amello has produced the “Trackfacts” selection sheet at Saratoga Race Course since 1988. In April of 1992, he began production of a television version of Trackfacts for Capital OTB TV. Amello later developed a second show for Capital OTB, Trackfacts Live. He has also served on numerous panels at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, hosted various racing education seminars, and produced an online series for America’s Best Racing about understating the odds board at the racetrack and betting strategies.

Carle was the leading apprentice jockey at the Belmont Park spring and fall meets in 1989, as well as that year’s Saratoga meet. He won 290 races during his career and had purse earnings of more than $5.3 million. After his riding career ended because of injuries, Carle turned to training. He operated a public stable for 10 years and won several stakes races. Carle has appeared on a variety of Capital OTB programs and produced a variety of news and feature stories for the network. He has also hosted programs at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and served as a public handicapper for the Schenectady Daily Gazette.

The program will be moderated by Brien Bouyea, the Museum’s Hall of Fame and Communications Director.

All book and memorabilia sale purchases must be made in person, and all proceeds from the sale will directly support the Museum’s John A. Morris Research Library. The selected items offered are duplicates from the library collection and donations to the Museum.

The John A. Morris Research Library houses more than 5,000 monographs, serials, and periodicals concerning thoroughbred racing in America and abroad. The library also holds numerous research files and archival materials on artists, horses, jockeys, trainers, racetracks, and other aspects of the horse racing industry. To learn more about the library visit:

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