Longtime Santa Anita executives Nate Newby and Amy Zimmerman have been promoted. Newby is now the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager and Zimmerman is Senior Vice President and Executive Producer. Also, Chris Merz, Maryland Jockey Club’s Racing Secretary, has returned to Santa Anita as Director of Racing, assisting Steve Lym, Vice President – Racing.
“As I look to continuously strengthen Santa Anita with strong leadership and a dedicated team behind me, I am confident that Nate and Amy, with their vast experience and commitment to Santa Anita and the racing industry wholly, will continue to elevate The Great Race Place to where it deserves to be in the top tier of racetracks worldwide,” said Aidan Butler, Acting Executive Director of California Racing Operations for The Stronach Group. “I also warmly welcome Chris back to Santa Anita, a hard-working individual who has rightly earned his respect from the horsemen with his approachable attitude and understanding of Southern California racing.”