Dan Silver named Director of Racing Operations at Penn National

by | 09.18.2012 | 10:46am
Racing at Penn National
Racing at Penn National

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has announced that Dan Silver has been appointed Director of Racing Operations effective Monday, October 22.

Mark Loewe, currently Vice President of Racing operations for Hollywood Casino, will be continuing with Penn National Gaming's racing division in a new role to be announced shortly.

Silver's new role will have him managing the racing and pari-mutuel operations at Penn National Race Course, including its four off-track wagering facilities and eBetUSA/Telebet account wagering operation.

Silver, 32, has spent the last five years working for The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), which operates Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course. He joined NYRA as the marketing communications manager in January 2008 and was promoted to Director of Communications and Media Relations in April 2009, a role he has held since.

“Dan is one of the growing young stars in the racing business and we think he will be a great addition to the strong foundation that Mark has helped create over the past two years,” said Frank Quigley, Vice President and General Manager of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.  

Silver has an undergraduate degree from Haverford College, along with graduate degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program (RTIP).

In 2010, he was named one of the 40 next generation of racing industry leaders under the age of 40 in a special “40 Under 40” feature that ran in the Thoroughbred Times.    He currently serves as a Vice President of the Turf Publicists of America and is on the Advisory Council of the RTIP.

“I am very excited to join the terrific team at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course,” said Silver, a native of Philadelphia. “I believe that my experiences at NYRA will help me continue the progress being made in the racing program at Penn National on a number of levels, and I am looking forward to the opportunity.”

In a separate release, the New York Racing Association had this to stay about Silver's appointment.

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) congratulates Dan Silver on his new position as Director of Racing Operations at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, which was announced today.

“NYRA's communications department in print, broadcast, and social media is unparalleled in the industry, and we owe that to Dan Silver's journalism and leadership skills and to his passionate dedication to thoroughbred racing,” said NYRA President and COO Ellen McClain.  “We will all miss Dan's contributions and we wish him great success at Penn National.”

Silver, 32, joined NYRA as Marketing Communications Manager in January 2008 and became Director of Communications and Media Relations in April 2009.  He holds a B.A. from HaverfordCollege and master's degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona.

  • Gene

    Rumor has it that the FBI might have a nice role for this man that has “little man’s syndrome”. Or possibly he could become a Coggins expert.

    • DavidBaker57

      Okay…I’m officially lost.  What does Gene’s comment mean?

  • Gene

    Rumor has it that the FBI might have a nice role for this man that has “little man’s syndrome”. Or possibly he could become a Coggins expert.

  • DavidBaker57

    Okay…I’m officially lost.  What does Gene’s comment mean?

  • Gene

    Ok Dan, i’ll make things a lot easier to understand. Number one, the FBI is going to implode this corrupt cesspool very soon. And Number 2, Mr. Loewe can run but he can’t hide. this clown has been here for two years and he still has Florida tags on his vehicle. Pure irresponsibility on his part. I feel bad for Dan Silver. this young man is walking into a hornets nest.

    • RayPaulick

      Gene. We’re going to put you on double secret probation for a while as a result of the two comments that I deleted. Let’s let the authorities do their jobs.

      There is freedom of speech in this country, and there are also lawsuits that can be filed when people write/speak in ways that may be interpreted as libelous or slanderous. 

    • Nobody Special

      I’d be interested in whether or not you actually know Mr. Loewe or if you are just trolling.  I have known him for years and would not believe whatever you’re implying.  It’s pretty easy to grab a name out of a story and make some pretty ugly statements.

  • Gene

    Ok Dan, i’ll make things a lot easier to understand. Number one, the FBI is going to implode this corrupt cesspool very soon. And Number 2, Mr. Loewe can run but he can’t hide. this clown has been here for two years and he still has Florida tags on his vehicle. Pure irresponsibility on his part. I feel bad for Dan Silver. this young man is walking into a hornets nest.

  • RayPaulick

    Gene. We’re going to put you on double secret probation for a while as a result of the two comments that I deleted. Let’s let the authorities do their jobs.

    There is freedom of speech in this country, and there are also lawsuits that can be filed when people write/speak in ways that may be interpreted as libelous or slanderous. 

  • Stick to the Facts

    Ray let’s stick to the facts. Fact is Harrisburg Department of Justice sent 498 out of 500 to jail in 2011. So the moral of the story is you are ok until you get indicted.

  • Stick to the Facts

    Ray let’s stick to the facts. Fact is Harrisburg Department of Justice sent 498 out of 500 to jail in 2011. So the moral of the story is you are ok until you get indicted.

  • Stick to the Facts

    Regarding Mr.silver. He deserves a chance to come in and make a positive difference. A good start would be looking at all the little changes he could make right away. Social media, presentation of simulcast to name a couple. Also, why not do some starter series like other tracks? Good luck Mr. Silver and blaze your own trail.

  • Stick to the Facts

    Regarding Mr.silver. He deserves a chance to come in and make a positive difference. A good start would be looking at all the little changes he could make right away. Social media, presentation of simulcast to name a couple. Also, why not do some starter series like other tracks? Good luck Mr. Silver and blaze your own trail.

  • Nobody Special

    I’d be interested in whether or not you actually know Mr. Loewe or if you are just trolling.  I have known him for years and would not believe whatever you’re implying.  It’s pretty easy to grab a name out of a story and make some pretty ugly statements.

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