Off to the Races podcast: Pimlico and the future of Maryland racing

by Mar 20, 2019Audio, Breaking, Business, Maryland, MD Business, Top Stories


Host Frank Vespe talks with two lifelong Baltimore area residents about the future of Pimlico Race Course and the Maryland horseracing industry:

  • Maribeth Kalinich is a lifelong racing fan and supporter of renovating Pimlico and keeping the Preakness there in its historic home. She is the co-administrator of the Friends Of Pimlico, Baltimore Facebook page.
  • Kevin O’Keeffe has owned horses, in partnerships, for the last decade. He has written multiple letters and op-eds supporting the plan to consolidate Maryland racing at a single so-called “super track” at Laurel Park.

In this 30-plus minute podcast, we’ll dig a little deeper to understand their differing perspectives and perhaps find a spot or two of common ground.