Off to the Races Radio adds Maryland outlet

Off to the Races Radio presented by The Racing Biz will add a Maryland affiliate beginning Saturday, April 1.

The one-hour program will air each Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. on WNST-AM 1570 from Towson, MD. The hourlong show will be a companion to the already-on-air Off to the Races which airs on ESPN Richmond.

Frank Vespe will host the Maryland program, which will have some overlap in personnel and content with its Virginia sister but will have a decidedly more Maryland flavor. It will be the first Maryland racing radio show in several years.

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“We’re excited to bring horseracing radio back to Maryland after these few years of silence,” said The Racing Biz publisher Frank Vespe. “This program will build on the years of great work by the team of Off to the Races-Virginia, and we look forward to sharing content and personnel with them. At the same time, we’ll be looking to bring a distinct Maryland flavor to bear.”

Saturday’s show will feature a lively group of guests, plus news, handicapping and more. Guests will include Cindy Deubler of the Maryland Horse Library and Education Center; attorney and horse owner Richard Hackerman discussing some of the legal issues folks may encounter in racing; Maryland Jockey Club racing analyst Kali Francois; Nick Hahn and Derby Bill Watson to talk about this weekend’s Triple Crown preps, and more.

Sponsors of Off to the Races RIchard Hackerman-Attorney at Law, the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, and others. The program will air each Saturday through early November’s Breeders’ Cup.

“We appreciate our sponsors who support Off to the Races,” Vespe said. “And we especially appreciate all of our listeners.”

Each week’s show will be archived on