Michael Algeo, who was appointed to the Maryland Racing Commission in 2016 and currently serves as Chairman, will receive the Special Award of Merit at Pimlico’s Alibi Breakfast. The Special Award of Merit, which recognizes those who have made a positive impact on the racing industry, has previously recognized industry stalwarts like Jim McKay, D. Wayne Lukas, Chick Lang, King Leatherbury, and Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
“When I received the call from [Maryland Jockey Club Acting President] Mike Rogers, I was both humbled and grateful,” Algeo said. “When one looks at the list of giants in the industry who have previously received this award, I was and am in awe. Thank you for this amazing and incredible honor. I accept it on behalf of all who work with me on the Maryland Racing Commission.”
The Alibi Breakfast began in the 1930s and is held annually at Pimlico Race Course during Preakness week. Click here for tickets to this year’s event, which will be held Thursday, May 18.