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Towson senior takes over as handicapper for Preakness

Gabby GaudetSenior Gabby Gaudet is coming down the stretch of her college career, but before she even crosses the finish line she is off to the races. This series of horse-racing puns are fitting as Baltimore enters Preakness week with Gaudet at the center of the action.

Pimlico’s newest handicapper is a 22-year-old Towson student who will graduate from the College of Fine Arts and Communication on May 23. She has earned the position after interning with renowned horse-racing newspaper The Saratoga Special,  was selected from a pool of 14 candidates for the position and will replace an 11-year veteran oddsmaker.

She will be responsible for researching the races, handling the media, and sharing news and stories on TV, online and in social media.

Gaudet was featured in today’s Baltimore Sun. Of the new gig, she told the paper:

“Horse-racing has so many incredibly colorful characters in it, but to be honest, it tends to be kind of a closed-in community,” she said. “I love collecting their stories, and I want to open that up.”


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