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Baedeker Confirms Retirement From California Horse Racing Board

Executive Director Rick Baedeker confirmed his retirement from the California Horse Racing Board to the LA Times on Sunday. The 70-year-old will retire before the spring, he said, and a posting for the executive director position at the CHRB has been posted on the California jobs board. “It’s time,” said Baedeker. He plans to travel […]

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Deena Pitman Appointed Executive Director Of Indiana Horse Racing Commission

After conducting a nation-wide search of qualified candidates, members of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission named Deena Pitman as its newest Executive Director. Pitman replaces Mike Smith, who announced plans for retirement earlier this year. Pitman joined the IHRC staff in 1993, as its first licensing supervisor, and can be credited with crafting the first […]

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Trejo Named Executive Director Of New Mexico Racing Commission

Governor Susana Martinez has named longtime racing official Ismael “Izzy” Trejo to be executive director of the New Mexico Racing Commission. Trejo’s appointment was recommended to Governor Martinez after a six-week review of several qualified candidates conducted by a five-person committee that included acting executive director Dan Fick, NMRC Chairman Ray Willis, and NMRC Vice-Chair […]

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Ward Departs Post As Executive Director Of Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

John T. Ward has left his post as the executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, marking the second major change to the organization since Matt Bevin assumed his mantle as the Kentucky Governor in December, according to the Blood Horse. A former trainer, Ward is best remembered for conditioning Monarchos to a victory […]

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