Mb Kalinich

September 19, 2019

Maribeth Kalinich grew up in a family with a love for horses, a passion for Thoroughbred horse racing and a taste for playing the ponies. Spending her youth attending the races at Pimlico Race Course, riding at Cub Hill, grooming hunter/jumpers in the summer and visiting places like Sagamore Farm to see Native Dancer inspired a life-long love for equines and the sport of horse racing.

With a background in design—both graphic and jewelry design—and having had her own business for seven years where she performed copywriting and editing, Maribeth brings her keen eye and sharp skills to Past The Wire.

With a deep affection for Pimlico she has blogged and posted essays about the historic race course on her Facebook page, Friends of Pimlico since 2015. Maribeth also actively lobbies to keep the iconic track open and renovated reflecting its storied past.

A student of Thoroughbred racing history, Maribeth writes stories about horses, races, racetracks and the people of the industry. She brings her passion for the history and the excitement of present-day racing to Past The Wire as a contributing writer and senior editor.

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