Frank Carulli, the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park handicapper and racing analyst since January 2002, will be leaving the company at the conclusion of the Pimlico spring meet, which ends June 8. Carulli will be relocating to Las Vegas.
"We are sorry to see Frank leave," said Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas. "He is an extremely hard worker who takes pride in his work, especially establishing the morning line where he is one of the best in the business. He gave us a year's notice that he was leaving which has given us the chance to look long and hard for a replacement. We thought this format would be the best way to determine the winner."
Next week (March 20-23) at Laurel Park, the MJC will have four guest handicappers vie for Carulli's on-air role as the Pimlico and Laurel host. The four are Ryan Fogelsonger (March 20), Dylan Smith (March 21), Jackie Savoye (March 22), and Gabby Gaudet (March 23).
Equibase chart caller Keith Feustle, who co-hosts the "Today At The Races" pre-race show on the Maryland simulcast signal with track announcer Dave Rodman since the fall 2011, will take over Carulli's morning line duties beginning with the Laurel fall meet in September. Feustle has been the morning line maker at Colonial Downs since 2003.