Jennifer Hoyt, who has served as the media relations manager at Oaklawn Park for the last 10 years, has been promoted to the position of Director of Racing, the track announced Wednesday. She will work closely with Vice President of Racing Jason Milligan and will be responsible for the promotion, planning and success of the track's live racing product.
“I couldn't have written up a more perfect role for myself,” said Hoyt, whose husband Rollie Hoyt worked for many years in Thoroughbred racing and is now a reporter for CBS affiliate KTHV Channel 11 in Little Rock. “This really is my dream job. I'm excited to be even more involved with the racing program, while also continuing to promote Oaklawn's races to fans across the country.”
Hoyt is a veteran of nearly 25 years of experience in the industry, having held positions at Churchill Downs, Turfway Park, Gulfstream Park, Arlington and Lone Star Park. She is a longtime member of the Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup notes teams and has twice contributed to the collection of notes for the Dubai World Cup meeting. She is an avid supporter of Thoroughbred Aftercare and has been working closely with the Arkansas H.B.P.A. on a new program in 2021, which she hopes to grow in her new role.
Hoyt will continue to oversee Media Relations efforts during the live meets.