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Scherf Announces Retirement From TRA

Christopher Scherf, executive vice president of The Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America (TRA), announced his retirement effective this October at the TRA Board of Directors meeting today in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He served as manager of press relations for the New York Racing Association from 1978 to 1982. He was named to executive vice […]

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Jason G. Wilson Named President, Chief Operating Officer Of Equibase

Jason G. Wilson has been named president and chief operating officer of Equibase Company LLC by the Equibase Management Committee, effective immediately. He succeeds Hank Zeitlin, who announced plans to step down from that position in December. “Jason brings to this position an exceptional mix of industry knowledge, business acumen and strong relationships with track […]

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Zeitlin To Step Down As President/Chief Operating Officer Of Equibase

Equibase Co. announced Dec. 4 that Hank Zeitlin, who has served as president and chief operating officer of Equibase since April 2007 and guided the company to new heights in fan engagement, plans to step down. “Over the course of the past 25 years, Equibase has introduced a wide variety of products and services to […]

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By Ray Paulick Racing fans fed up with paying Equibase for the most basic statistical informational are in good company. Even state regulators have to pull out their credit cards and pay the “official source for racing information” in order to do their jobs. An official with the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission was […]

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By Ray Paulick Ken Griffey Jr. announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on June 2, the same day New York jockey Richard Migliore said he would never ride again because of injuries sustained in a racing accident. Griffey and Migliore were stars in their sports, and both men were highly respected by their peers. […]

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What’s this? Happy horseplayers? Why the racetracks must be giving money away. EIther that, or someone has paid attention to the needs of these long-suffering, often forgotten supporters of the game. In this case, it’s the latter, and the group paying attention to horseplayers was Equibase, the racing industry’s data base owned in tandem by […]

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By Ray Paulick Will a bet-processing tote division be the newest sibling in the Jockey Club’s family of companies? That’s the word I’m hearing from a variety of sources within the industry who say the not-for-profit breed registry is itching to get into the tote business with a new, for-profit subsidiary along the lines of […]

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