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Handicapping 101 seminar with Tom Amello at the Museum on July 25

Racing analyst Tom Amello will present the first of two educational seminars dedicated to thoroughbred handicapping at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Tuesday, July 25 at 11 a.m. Amello’s “Handicapping 101” is aimed at introductory racegoers who are beginning to learn the sport and seek to understand its basic elements. The program is included with a paid Museum admission.


“Handicapping 101” will cover the essential elements of understanding past performances, general racing terminology and how to analyze the odds board to help make educated wagers. Attendees will also get the opportunity to ask questions of the host. 


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.


A second seminar, “Advanced Handicapping Analytics,” will be hosted by Amello on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Museum. That event will be at 11 a.m. and is free with a paid Museum admission.