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Countdown to the Triple Crown program April 30 at 1 p.m.

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present its annual Countdown to the Triple Crown program on Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery. The program is open to the public and free to attend. Racing experts Tom Amello and Jeff Carle will be on hand to offer analysis and predictions for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby and answer questions from the audience about the Triple Crown series.

 

There will be giveaways from the Museum’s gift shop, as well as complimentary issues of the Triple Crown preview edition of The Blood-Horse, featuring past performances of the Kentucky Derby pre-entries.

 

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 aired on Capital OTB TV through 2012. He has also served on numerous panels at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and hosted racing education seminars.

 

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. He has also served as the host of the popular Hall of Fame Legends series at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

 

Brien Bouyea, the communications officer at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, will serve as the program’s moderator.