Maryland Jockey Club Lures Analyst from Charles Town

The Maryland Jockey Club has hired Frank Carulli as racing analyst and handicapper effective Jan. 30. Carulli, 39, racing analyst and publicity coordinator at Charles Town, will take over duties at Pimlico and Laurel Park now shared by three people.

Clem Florio, track oddsmaker for eight years, has agreed to leave his job. Gina Rosenthal and Jeannine Edwards will no longer analyze races and conduct interviews on weekends. Edwards, however, will return for on-camera work Preakness week.

Carulli will be the first full-time racing analyst at Maryland's major Thoroughbred tracks since Kim Goodwin left in 1997. He will set odds and make selections for the program as well as analyze each race and conduct interviews after stakes races on in-house and simulcast TV.

"Frank is very innovative," said Mike Gathagan, director of broadcasting and racing communications for the MJC. "He's a high-energy guy who brings a lot of life and effort into what he does. I think it's going to be a major improvement on what we've been doing."