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Countdown to the Triple Crown program scheduled for April 27

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present its annual Countdown to the Triple Crown program on Saturday, April 27 at 12 p.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery. Racing experts Tom Amello, Brian Nadeau and Michael Veitch will be on hand to offer analysis and predictions for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby and answer questions from the audience about the Triple Crown series. The program is open to the public and free to attend.


Guests will receive a complimentary issue of the Triple Crown preview edition of The BloodHorse, featuring past performances, while supplies last. The program will also feature video replays from key Triple Crown prep races.


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 and hosted various racing education seminars.


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.


Veitch covered horse racing for The Saratogian and its racing supplement, The Pink Sheet, from 1979 through 2017. He serves as chairman of the Museum’s Hall of Fame Historic Review Committee. A former host of “Down the Stretch” on Capital OTB, Veitch’s writing has appeared in a variety of media outlets, including Daily Racing Form. He is the author of two books on Saratoga racing history: “Foundations of Fame: Nineteenth Century Thoroughbred Racing in Saratoga Springs” and “Summit of Champions: Thoroughbred Racing in Saratoga Springs 1901-1955.”


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