Josh Rubenstein, who has spent over two decades in an executive capacity at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, has been named its president, sliding into the role previously occupied by Joe Harper. Rubenstein had risen to the roles of executive vice president and chief operating officer and will continue in the latter role, representing DMTC within the industry while being involved in strategic planning and overseeing daily operations of the company. While relinquishing his position as president, Harper will remain on as chief executive officer.
“Josh works well and builds consensus with racing stakeholders and has high respect from those in the industry that he interacts with,” Harper said. “He works extremely hard and very well for Del Mar and he’s earned this promotion.”
Rubinstein serves on the Equibase Management Committee, as a director and secretary of the Thoroughbred Racing Association and as a board member of both the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation and the Southern California Off-Track Wagering Association. He is also a part of California’s Stabling & Vanning Committee and the Thoroughbred Business League.
“Del Mar is a special place and I’m lucky to be a part of it,” Rubinstein said. “We have a tremendously talented management team that works well together and puts on a world-class racing product. I’m excited for Del Mar’s future.”