steve sexton

Mor Spirit Goes Wire-To-Wire To Take G3 Sexton Mile

Mor Spirit took the lead at the start and never looked back as he cruised to a 5 3/4-length victory in the G3 Steve Sexton Mile at Lone Star Park May 7. The Steve Sexton Mile was formerly named the Texas Mile; the track renamed the race in honor of Steve Sexton, who was an original […]

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Lone Star: Texas Mile Renamed In Honor Of The Late Steve Sexton

Lone Star Park has announced that it has renamed one of its top races, the Grade 3 Texas Mile, in honor of the late racing executive, Steve Sexton. Sexton worked at Lone Starwhen it opened in 1997; he later worked in management positions at Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields, Canterbury Park, and Thistledown. He became president of […]

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Services Scheduled For Former Churchill Executive Steve Sexton

Services have been scheduled for former Churchill Downs racetrack president Steve Sexton, who died Dec. 12 at age 57 from brain cancer. A celebration of Sexton’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19 at Compass Christian Church in Colleyville, Texas. A visitation is planned from 2 to 5 p.m., Dec. 18 at Bluebonnet Hills […]

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Sexton: ‘Rich In Humility And Wit’; ‘A Fine, Fine Fellow’

Horse racing lost a good man when Steve Sexton stepped down as executive vice president of Churchill Downs Inc. in October 2010. The world lost a great man when Sexton – just 57 years old – died in Dallas, Texas, on Monday, 43 days after being diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive cancer that begins […]

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Avioli to leave Breeders’ Cup, join MI Developments

Greg Avioli is resigning as president and chief executive officer of the Breeders’ Cup to accept a newly created position overseeing the racing and gaming assets of Frank Stronach’s MI Developments, the Paulick Report has learned from multiple sources. A formal announcement is expected later today.

 Avioli, who began notifying Breeders’ Cup board members and […]

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Former Churchill president Sexton back in racing

Okay, so it’s not horse racing but former Churchill Downs track president Steve Sexton has been hired as president of the F1 United States Grand Prix. He’ll be heading back to Texas where he served as vice president and general manager of Lone Star Park in 1994.

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The death of Daily Racing Form’s longtime executive columnist Joe Hirsch has brought an outpouring of tributes from people throughout the Thoroughbred industry who remembered him for his dedication to the sport and to his profession, and for his friendship. “Joe Hirsch was much more than just the dean of American racing writers for […]

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Ray Paulick will be live blogging the meeting of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing at 1 p.m. Eastern today. The Task Force meeting takes place at Keeneland. Following is the agenda:   Opening remarks from Task Force chairman Tracy Famer   Discussion regarding Proper Staffing and Funding Levels of […]

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