The Racing Biz, Baltimore Banner announce Preakness partnership

The Racing Biz and The Baltimore Banner announced an editorial partnership May 2 through which the two Maryland-based news organizations will share content during the weeks leading up to and following the 148th running of the Preakness Stakes.

The Preakness is set for May 20 at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course.

Through the partnership, each organization will be able to share with its audience the racing content generated by the other. In addition, they will seek other opportunities to jointly engage their audiences with top-quality coverage of the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, including the run-up to the event and its aftermath.

“When the opportunity to partner with The Baltimore Banner on Preakness coverage arose, I jumped at it,” said The Racing Biz owner Frank Vespe. “The Banner is providing great, in-depth reporting of Baltimore and Maryland news, and the chance to share our racing coverage with their growing audience – and their coverage with ours – is truly a win-win.”


Now 10 years old, The Racing Biz is the independent voice for Mid-Atlantic racing and breeding. It focuses on the Thoroughbred industry in the Mid-Atlantic states: Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. In addition to its standalone website (, its properties include a free mobile app and two radio shows, Off to the Races-Maryland, which airs each Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. on Baltimore Positive-AM 1570 in Towson, and Off to the Races-Virginia, also airing at 10:00 a.m. Saturdays on ESPN Richmond (106.1 FM).

The Baltimore Banner is a nonprofit news organization whose mission is “To be an indispensable resource that strengthens, unites and inspires our Baltimore community… through trustworthy, quality journalism.” It was founded by The Venetoulis Institute for Local Journalism. Its website, newsletters, and The Adam Jones Podcast can be found at

“I couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with The Racing Biz. I met Frank more than a decade ago and immediately realized nobody had a better grasp of horse racing in Maryland – both on and off the track – than he did,” said The Baltimore Banner sports editor Chris Korman. “The goal of The Baltimore Banner is to serve our readers with authoritative, thoughtful and comprehensive coverage, and I have no doubt this partnership will deliver on those fronts.”

The partnership will begin immediately.