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Breeders' Cup preview panel Oct. 29 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Racing experts Tom Amello, Jeff Carle and Brian Nadeau will participate as panelists in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s annual Countdown to the Breeders’ Cup preview program on Saturday Oct. 29 at noon in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery.


The program is free to attend and open to the public. The Museum will provide complimentary copies of The Blood-Horse’s Breeders’ Cup preview edition, featuring past performances of all the pre-entries.


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 and hosted 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 and hosted various racing education seminars.


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 in excess of $5.3 million. After his riding career, Carle turned to training and operated a public stable for 10 years, winning several stakes races. Carle has appeared on a variety of OTB programs and produced several news and feature stories for the network. He has also the hosted several programs at the Museum, including the popular Hall of Fame Legends series.


Nadeau, a handicapper and on-air presence for Capital OTB-TV, got his start in the sport working in the press box at Saratoga for the New York Racing Association in 2006. He wrote for The Saratoga Special for several years and currently serves as the New York handicapper and editorial assistant for Horse Player Now. He also works on several freelance industry projects throughout the year, including the Breeders’ Cup Newsletter.


The Breeders’ Cup World Championships will take place Nov. 4 and 5 at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.


The program will also feature Breeders’ Cup trivia for prizes from the Museum’s gift shop. Brien Bouyea, the Museum’s communications officer, will serve as the event’s moderator. Following the program, Bouyea will be on hand to sign copies of his book “Bare Knuckles and Saratoga Racing: The Remarkable Life of John Morrissey.”