The Racing Biz, LLC is a media company focused on Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the mid-Atlantic region. Our properties include:

  • Top 60 horseracing website, the independent voice for mid-Atlantic racing and breeding, recently named by Feedspot one of the top horse racing websites in the world. It is the only daily updated news source focused on the sport, business, and personalities of Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and New Jersey.
  • A mobile application, the only one of its kind focused on mid-Atlantic racing and breeding. It is available for free download through Apple Itunes and the Google Play store.
  • “Off to the Races on the Racing Biz Radio Network,” a weekly, hourlong radio show airing on ESPN 950 in Richmond, VA, and via streaming.

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You can get in touch with us, or with any member of our team, by emailing [email protected]. Here’s our team:


Founder and Publisher

Frank VespeFrank Vespe

Frank Vespe, the founder and publisher of The Racing Biz, has owned, bought, sold, claimed, written, and talked about horses, in varying combinations, for a decade. Email him at [email protected] or follow him on twitter @TheRacingBiz.

Laurel Park to race Mondays in the fall


Our team

Derby Bill WatsonDerby Bill Watson

Derby Bill Watson is a noted handicapper and the former on-air racing analyst for Colonial Downs racetrack. He appears regularly on Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network. Follow him on twitter @dbill.

Playing the CT $100k Guaranteed Pick 4
TK KueglerTK Kuegler

TK Kuegler has spent the last 25 years as a startup founder and investor. He is now managing partner of Wasabi Ventures Stables, which is bringing the startup thoughts and ideas to the racing industry. Follow him on Twitter @TKKuegler.

Attacking the bookends: Embrace progressive thinking
Vinnie PerroneVinnie Perrone

Vinnie Perrone is an Eclipse Award-winning writer.

Richard Butts: Livestock, people — and promises kept
Dottie MillerDottie Miller

Photographer Dottie Miller lives central Maryland with her husband Phillip and their children. She also works with her best friend breeding and training Rocky Mountain Horses. Follow her on twitter @DottieMillerPix.

De Francis Dash Day in pictures
John PiassekJohn Piassek

John Piassek, Loyola University Maryland student who is also managing editor of, has been going to Monmouth Park since before he could walk. Follow him on twitter @theyreoff.

Shore Bets: Monmouth Park July 15
Gary QuillGary Quill

Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz as our editor of handicapping content. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.

The GQ Approach – Laurel September 17
Linda DoughertyLinda Dougherty

Linda Dougherty has been writing about horse racing since 1990 for publications such as Daily Racing Form, The Blood-Horse and Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred. Follow her on Twitter @PaThoroughbred.

Monmouth shows gains, but not without complications
Doug McCoyDoug McCoy

Doug McCoy has been a racing writer and chartcaller since 1972. He retired in late 2013 after 23 years (and 150 Grade 1 charts called) with Equibase and continues to write for the The Racing Biz and The Blood-Horse.

For Delaware Park’s Mooney, racing’s in his blood
Jim HagueJim Hague

Jim Hague is a long-time sportswriter, whose work has appeared for Associated Press, the Newark Star-Ledger and Morristown Daily Record. Hague has covered the Belmont Stakes and the Haskell Invitational, among many other events. Follow him on twitter @ogsmar.

“His own path” takes Girvin to Haskell glory
Laurie AsseoLaurie Asseo

Laurie Asseo is a freelance photographer based in Washington, DC.

Flashback: Preakness weekend racing gallery
Ted BlackTed Black

Ted Black, a Maryland native, has covered racing — flat and harness, in West Virginia and in Maryland — since 1987 and is now in his fourth decade on the beat. He is president of the Maryland Racing Media Association. Follow him on twitter @tblacksomds1.

“Good jocks in the room”: Local riders sweep Laurel stakes
Nick HahnNick Hahn

Nick Hahn has been covering Virginia racing since before there was a racetrack. He started the “Off to the Races” radio show and irregularly publishes the Nick's Picks wagering tipsheet.

Champs return, but fail to defend Virginia-bred stakes titles
Teresa GenaroTeresa Genaro

Teresa Genaro is a teacher and freelance writer whose work has appeared all over the horse racing universe. Follow her on Twitter @BklynBackstretch.

Spa Diary: No blame, but no ‘chase mounts either



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