Samantha Randazzo has been named The Jockey Club steward at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack upon the resignation of Don Combs. Randazzo will start at Finger Lakes Aug. 3.
The appointment was announced by Stuart S. Janney III, the chairman of The Jockey Club.
“Samantha brings a diverse background to her new position as The Jockey Club's steward at Finger Lakes,” said Janney. “Her time as an assistant trainer, state steward, and safety steward, combined with a law degree, make her well-equipped to uphold the integrity of horse racing in this role.”
Previously, Randazzo had experience as a state steward in Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, and New Jersey. She was a safety steward for the National Steeplechase Association, and, while in Florida, she spent time as a veterinary technician. Randazzo worked for Linda Rice for 27 years, with 17 of those years spent as an assistant trainer overseeing divisions in Saratoga, New Jersey, and Florida.
Randazzo is an accredited steward through the Racing Officials Accreditation Program for both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing. She graduated from Albright College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received her law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.