Amber Doege has been appointed the Accreditation Manager and Racing Coordinator of The Texas Thoroughbred Association it was announced Wednesday. Doege is replacing Jennifer Gibbs, who is retiring later this year after 20 years of service. Doege, daughter of longtime Texas-based trainer Glenn, brings nearly 20 years of experience in the industry, served in various capacities over the past two decades, including assistant racing secretary, stakes coordinator, horse identifier, paddock judge, placing judge and claims clerk at tracks around the region such as Retama Park, Lone Star Park, Delta Downs and Fair Grounds. Doege earned a bachelor's degree at Texas State University with a major in animal science.
Doege's responsibilities will cover the Accredited Texas-bred program, Clarence Scharbauer Jr. Texas Stallion Stakes and Texas Thoroughbred Futurity as well as the two Thoroughbred sales held jointly by the TTA and Lone Star Park.
“I'm very excited to be joining the TTA team,” said Doege. “I know that I have big shoes to fill but Jennifer has spared no effort to make sure this transition is smooth.”
Added Mary Ruyle, executive director of the TTA, “I know I speak for countless TTA members in saying that we will miss the knowledge and passion that Jennifer brought to the position for many years, but we are also thrilled to welcome Amber to the team. She brings a wide range of experience in the industry, and she'll do a great job serving our membership, especially now with an increase in purses and Accredited Texas-bred program funds thanks to the recent passage of legislation.”