Nate NEwby

Riders Up Documentary Takes Look Behind Scenes at “First Sports Bubble”

As the  realities of the coronavirus started to spread across California and the country, the team at Santa Anita wasn't sure how to prepare for what could have quickly escalated into a dire situation for the track and the sport. But what began as a scramble of sorts led to a well-coordinated plan. Racing would successfully return to the historic Southern California track and with an innovative wrinkle. During the racing week, the jockeys were required to live in a bubble in campers situated on track. What might at first...

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Santa Anita Restructures Management Staff

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...

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