Lineup tabbed for “Off to the Races” radio show

by | Mar 10, 2017 | Breaking, Racing, Regionwide, Top Stories, Triple Crown Trail, Virginia Racing

Noble Bird won the 2016 Pimlico Special. Photo by Laurie Asseo.

From a release

Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network returns to talk horse racing Saturday, March 11, and once again it will feature some of the most interesting voices in mid-Atlantic racing and breeding.

The one-hour program will air at 10:00 a.m. each Saturday on Richmond’s ESPN 950 AM.  Additional stations will be announced as they come online.

The show will focus on Thoroughbred racing and breeding around the mid-Atlantic region and across the country.

Saturday’s program will include visits from Debbie Easter of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association and Virginia Equine Alliance, as well as Maryland Horse Breeders Association executive director Cricket Goodall, who also serves in the same role for Maryland Million, Ltd.

Ted Maher, a lawyer-turned-trainer based at Laurel Park who was featured this week on The Racing Biz, also will join the show for a segment.

As always, Derby Bill Watson will provide his handicapping acumen, focusing Saturday on the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby and its supporting card.

Guests in prior weeks have included trainers Cal Lynch (El Areeb) and Graham Motion (Irish War Cry), as well as Maryland Jockey Club president Sal Sinatra, jockey Trevor McCarthy, and others.

“We’re always on the lookout for the most interesting voices and issues in mid-Atlantic racing and breeding,” said Frank Vespe, owner-publisher of The Racing Biz and host of the show. “We look forward to another week of sharing those voices with our listeners in Richmond and, via streaming, around the region and across the country.”


  • Debbie Easter, executive director, Virginia Thoroughbred Association executive director
  • Cricket Goodall, executive director, Maryland Horse Breeders Association
  • Trainer Ted Maher
  • Derby Bill Watson, former Colonial Downs on-air handicapper

In addition to terrestrial radio, the show will be available through livestreaming and through an online audio vault.