Tim Ritvo

Then There Was One: Stronach Group Makes Deals For Two Of Final Three Pegasus Slots

Just nine of a possible 12 spots in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup had been sold by the deadline in mid-December, so The Stronach Group had to get creative to fill the remainder of the starting gate in the world’s richest horse race. According to drf.com, TSG marketed those three remaining spots to horse owners […]

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‘This Has To Happen’: Ritvo Discusses Planned Renovations, Future Additions To Santa Anita

Prior to the start of its 2017-2018 winter-spring race meet, Santa Anita officials announced its new ‘Ship & Stay’ incentive program to attract out-of-state horsemen and to incentivize them to keep running horses in California the remainder of the year. The ‘Ship & Stay’ program is one of many changes that are in the works for […]

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Ritvo Hoping Changes Will Turn Business Around At Santa Anita Park

“We have to see the business turn around,” Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, owner of Santa Anita Park, told John Cherwa of the Los Angeles Times on the eve of the Arcadia, Calif., track’s traditional day-after-Christmas opening day on Tuesday. Ritvo has spent the better part of six months at Santa […]

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Nine Of Twelve Slots Sold For 2018 Pegasus World Cup

The Stronach Group will purchase three of the spots in the starting gate for the 2018 Pegasus World Cup; only nine were sold by the 5 p.m. Friday deadline, according to drf.com. “We still think there will be 12 in the race,” said TSG’s Tim Ritvo, adding that the plan is to continue to market the […]

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Total Handle Soars As Gulfstream Hosts First Clasico Internacional Del Caribe

Noisemakers, drum circles, fans singing anthems, wearing the colors of their countries and waving national flags. The Clasico Internacional del Caribe, the premier Thoroughbred event in Latin America and the Caribbean, arrived for the first time in 50 years in North America Saturday and it was a hit at Gulfstream Park. The highlight of the five-race Clasico […]

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Handle, Attendance, Field Size All Up At Santa Anita Autumn Meet

Santa Anita’s 19-day Autumn Meet, which concluded on Sunday, showed significant increases in both attendance and handle when compared to the most recent non-Breeders’ Cup Autumn Meet, in 2015. All source pari-mutuel handle was up eight percent, while on-track handle showed an increase of two percent. On-track attendance was up 16 percent and average field size […]

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Departure Of Morris Just One Of The Signs ‘Changes Are Afoot’ At Santa Anita

In June, The Stronach Group’s chief operating officer, Tim Ritvo, relocated from his regular base at Gulfstream Park to Santa Anita. Ritvo’s plan was to observe and evaluate business operations, with the goal of revitalizing racing at the facility. In the months since Ritvo relocated, there has been “no doubt that changes are afoot,” according […]

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Morris Resigns Post At Stronach Group, ‘Effective Immediately’

Santa Anita Park has announced that Joe Morris, Senior Vice President, West Coast Operations for The Stronach Group (TSG), has resigned, effective immediately. A 1983 graduate of the University of Maine, Morris, a past general manager of TSG’s Golden Gate Fields in northern California and past president of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, had served […]

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Stronach: ‘A Lot Of Goodwill From Our Side’ To Improve California Breeding Program

Frank Stronach said the decision to put his family’s Adena Springs farm in Paris, Ky., on the market is based on a desire to improve racing in the states where he owns major racetracks. Though he mentioned California, Florida and Maryland, his primary focus seems to be in California, where he owns Santa Anita Park […]

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After Three Months At Santa Anita, Ritvo Acknowledges ‘The Problems Are Bigger Than I Thought’

In June, The Stronach Group’s chief operating officer, Tim Ritvo, relocated from his regular base at Gulfstream Park to Santa Anita. Ritvo’s plan was to observe and evaluate business operations, with the goal of revitalizing racing at the facility. In a recent interview with John Cherwa of the Los Angeles Times, Ritvo acknowledged that there weren’t any […]

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