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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame to host annual Breeders’ Cup Preview Program Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its annual Breeders’ Cup Preview Program on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery. Racing experts Jeff Carle, Seth Merrow and Michael Veitch will provide analysis and predictions for each Breeders’ Cup race. The program is free 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. 


Carle has served as the program host for the Museum’s popular “Guests in the Gallery” series the past two years. The leading apprentice jockey on the New York circuit in 1989, Carle won 290 races as a rider before spending 10 years as a public trainer. He currently serves as an analyst and program host for Capital OTB. Carle also works as a site inspector for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.


An analyst, program host and handicapper for Capital OTB, Merrow is the founder and publisher of The website is one of the most popular sources of horse racing news in the sport. Merrow also appears weekly on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s “At the Races with Steve Byk.” He has been on numerous racing panels, including the International Simulcast Conference, speaking on racing and media. Merrow is also a contributor to ESPN’s Kentucky Derby Top 10 poll.


Veitch has been covering horse racing for The Saratogian and its racing supplement, The Pink Sheet, since 1979. A member of the Saratoga 150 Committee, Veitch is a trustee of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, chairman of the Museum’s Historic Review Committee and serves on the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee and Pillars of the Turf Committee. He is a former host of “Down the Stretch” on Capital OTB and his writing has appeared in a variety of media outlets, including Daily Racing Form. Veitch is the author of “Foundations of Fame: Nineteenth Century Thoroughbred Racing in Saratoga Springs” and “Summit of Champions: Thoroughbred Racing in Saratoga Springs 1901-1955.” He is also a member of the Saratoga Springs Hall of Fame.


The Breeders’ Cup World Championships will take place Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.


The program will feature a trivia contest for prizes from the Museum’s gift shop. Brien Bouyea, the Museum’s communications officer, will serve as the program’s moderator.