Miss Marissa
Miss Marissa proved best in the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap. Photo by Allison Janezic.

n our newest Off to the Races, we’ll have a look back, and a look ahead.

The show will air live October 30 at 10:00 a.m. On tap: a wrapup of Maryland Million 2021, a look back at this year’s Delaware Park meet, and a look ahead to Breeders’ Cup 2021. Maryland Million took place October 23 at Laurel Park and featured an upset in the $150,000 Classic, history made in the Distaff, and much more, and we’ll wrap it up.

  • Thankful for the blue-collar horse
    Bemoan racing’s lack of high-end, sticking-around stars? No, thanks. Be thankful, instead, for the blue-collar horses that are the spine of the industry.

Then we’ll welcome in our guests:

  • Mike Valiante, Delaware correspondent for The Racing Biz, will join us to put a bow on the 2021 DelPark race meet, which concludes October 30 with a nine-race card;
  • Nick Hahn, Virginia correspondent for The Racing Biz, will stop by to talk about some of the horses headed to Breeders’ Cup 2021, and he’ll be joined by…
  • Derby Bill Watson, former on-air handicapper for Colonial Downs, as we get a jump on the big races next week.

Frank Vespe will host. Tune in live Saturday at 10:00 a.m. or catch up with it at your leisure.