General Manager

James Crespi Appointed New General Manager Of Epsom

James Crespi has been appointed the new General Manager of Epsom Downs Racecourse, The Jockey Club announced on Wednesday. He will begin his duties on Monday, Dec. 5. The Chief Operating Officer of West Wittering Estate PLC since 2015, Crespi also spent 10 years at the Goodwood Estate, where he rose to the position of General Manager of Goodwood Racecourse. Simon Durrant will remain as General Manager of Kempton Park Racecourse while Sarah Drabwell has been appointed General Manager of Sandown Park on a permanent basis, having held the position...

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Louisiana Downs Appoints Mitch Dennison to General Manager of Racing

Louisville's Mitch Dennison has been named general manager of racing at Louisiana Downs. Dennison will oversee racing, mutuels, facility projects, and sponsorships at the Bossier City racetrack and casino. Dennison has served as an assistant to Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen for the past 13 years, overseeing strings at Ellis Park and Louisiana Downs. He had also previously been affiliated with the D. Wayne Lukas barn. Despite his experience on the backside of the track, Dennison said he had an eye on racetrack management. "I have been active in both...

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Halstrom Named VP, GM of Indiana Grand

Eric Halstrom, who has served in a variety of executive position at racetracks predominantly in the Midwest and Mid-south regions, has been named vice president and general manager of racing at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, pending all regulatory approvals. Halstrom, who begins his new roles Monday, Feb. 17, is just the second individual to hold that position and succeeds Jon Schuster, who passed away late last year. "I'm very excited to begin a new chapter at Indiana Grand," said Halstrom. "This is such an amazing time for this facility...

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