Led by its three-member Board of Stewards, Santa Anita Park has announced a full complement of racing officials for its upcoming 23-day Autumn Meet, which begins Friday, Sept. 27. The meeting will include a record 10th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita on Nov. 1 & 2.
Returning from earlier this year are California Horse Racing Board-appointed stewards Grant Baker, Luis Jauregui and Kim Sawyer. Ron Church is also returning as Safety Steward and will rotate into the stewards' stand on an as-needed basis throughout the meet, which concludes on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Santa Anita's Racing Office will again be headed by Vice President, Racing and Racing Secretary, Steve Lym, who is joined by Ami Atkinson, Santa Anita's Executive Racing Assistant. Zachary Soto will serve as Assistant Racing Secretary and James Kasparoff as Stakes Coordinator.
Kevin Colosi will return as Clerk of the Scales, with Charlie McCaul serving as Assistant Clerk of the Scales. Angel Lomeli is the Clerk of the Course; Bridget Crawford, Paymaster of Purses; Ed Reese, Paddock and Patrol Judge; Jay Slender, Starter; Jon White, Morning Line Maker; Dane Nelson, Timer; Jennifer Paige, Horse Identifier; Tamara La Croix, Assistant Horse Identifier and Victor Tovar, Horseshoe Inspector.
Placing and Patrol Judges are Michael Burns, Karen Denovel, Robert Moreno and Randy Valdez.
In keeping with its role as national leader in terms of equine veterinary protocols and best practices, Dr. Dionne Benson, in her role as Chief Veterinary Officer for The Stronach Group (TSG), will rely heavily upon Dr. Laurie Bohannon, who has assumed the newly created position of Santa Anita Senior Veterinarian.
Dr. Dana Stead, DVM, returns as Track Veterinarian and Dr. Tim Grande, DVM, will again represent the California Horse Racing Board.
First post time on opening day is at 1 p.m. For additional information regarding the 2019 Autumn Meet and the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 1 & 2, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
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