Ramon Rionda grew up in the sport of Thoroughbred racing; his father was a successful breeder and owner in Latin America. “Today,” wrote David Vance for The Blood-Horse, “he is easily one of the world's busiest race track executives in his role as vice president of racing for Codere, a major multinational gaming company based in Madrid, Spain.”
Codere, an active owner of tracks in Mexico, Uruguay, Panama, and Brazil, owns over 57,000 gaming machines worldwide. Rionda is involved with both the overall growth and the day-to-day operations of the company. He speaks four languages fluently and lives in Buenos Aires with his family.
“I'll admit I never anticipated being this involved in the day-to-day operations of so many tracks, while also trying to see the big picture in terms of growth,” Rionda said. “It's very challenging, but it's something I enjoy doing.”
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