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‘Completely Different Mindset’: Jockey Agent Doug Bredar Takes On NHC

As a topnotch jockey agent and former racing secretary at some of the biggest tracks in the country, Doug Bredar is adept at handicapping horse races. After all, it’s his job to put Florent Geroux on as many winners possible this winter at the Fair Grounds and elsewhere for stakes races. But the Louisville-based Bredar […]

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Robert Junk Will Return To Canterbury Park As Director Of Racing And Racing Secretary

Canterbury Park racing officials today announced that Robert Junk will return to the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack as Director of Racing and Racing Secretary, a position he held previously from 2016 through 2018 before leaving for a similar job at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. Because Turf Paradise conducts racing during a timeframe that Canterbury is not […]

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‘Adapting To The New Climate’: Jerkens Happy To Share Credit For Successful Del Mar Meet

As the 80th Del Mar summer season approached, there was concern for, and by, Racing Secretary David Jerkens regarding producing 36 cards and keeping the track running on a five-day-a-week basis from mid-July to Labor Day. Santa Anita lost 24 racing days in the name of safety or not having enough horses to race four […]

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Work In Progress: Trust, Communication Keys To Success For Del Mar Racing Office

The Santa Anita winter/spring meeting lost 24 racing days either in the name of safety or not having enough horses to race four days a week. Los Alamitos cancelled three racing days during its three-week meeting due to a lack of entries. That was the situation facing Del Mar Thoroughbred Club executive vice president, racing […]

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Santa Anita Dismisses Racing Director Dan Eidson

According to the Daily Racing Form, racing director Dan Eidson was dismissed from Santa Anita Park this Thursday. A member of the team since December 2017, Eidson did not comment on the dismissal. Racing Secretary Steve Lym, who replaced Rick Hammerle in January this year, said there were no plans in place for Eidson’s replacement. Read […]

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Santa Anita: Racing Secretary Hammerle Let Go, No Replacement Yet Named

The racing secretary at Santa Anita Park since 2003, Rick Hammerle has officially joined the outgoing cast of employees to lose their positions at Santa Anita Park. According to, Hammerle confirmed the news but made no additional comment on the matter. No replacement for Hammerle has been named, as of Friday afternoon. The condition book […]

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Georganne Hale Named Vice President Of Racing Development In Maryland

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that longtime Vice President of Racing and Racing Secretary Georganne Hale has been named Vice President of Racing Development. Hale, the first and only woman to serve as racing secretary at a major North American racetrack when promoted to the position in 2000 by the Maryland Jockey Club, will […]

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NYRA Racing Secretary ‘Suspended,’ Escorted Off Grounds By Security

The New York Racing Association’s racing secretary was escorted off the grounds at Aqueduct by security on Thursday, according to Matt Salvato, promoted to the position just last fall, said he had been “suspended.” Salvato is “trespassed from NYRA properties as of Jan. 25,” according to NYRA spokesman Pat McKenna. “As it is a personnel […]

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Jenny Bowman Promoted To Racing Secretary At Penn National

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course is pleased to announce the promotion of Jenny Bowman to the position of Racing Secretary. Jenny fills the role left vacant with the retirement of David Bailey, and she joins Georganne Hale and Alison De Luca as one of the few women to occupy this vital position at […]

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