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Countdown to the Breeders' Cup program Oct. 24

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its annual Breeders’ Cup Preview Program on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery. Racing experts Michael Veitch and Brian Nadeau 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.

 

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.

 

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 Oct. 30 and 31 at Keeneland race Course in Lexington, Ky.

 

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.