National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announces
Countdown to the Triple Crown program for Saturday, April 28
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its annual “Countdown to the Triple Crown” program on Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery. Handicappers Tom Amello, Jeff Carle and Jeanne Wood from the Capital OTB Television Network will serve as the panelists. The program is free and open to the public.
This popular program will offer insight and analysis for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, which will be run at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 5. The program will feature video of key Derby prep races provided by Capital OTB TV and an audience-driven discussion with the panel. Guests will receive complimentary issues of the Triple Crown preview editions of The Blood-Horse and Thoroughbred Times, featuring past performances. There will also be drawings for giveaways from the Museum’s gift shop and Embrace the Race, “The Apparel for the Horse Racing Lifestyle.”
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, a 90-minute program which airs every Sunday on Capital OTB TV.
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 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 OTB programs and produced several news and feature stories for the network.
Wood has been a program host and handicapper at Capital OTB since 1998. Among the programs she hosts are Horses ’n Courses, a weekly recap of stakes races, and Saratoga Newsdesk, a live program from Capital OTB’s summer studio at Saratoga Race Course.
Brien Bouyea, the communications officer at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, will serve as the program’s moderator.