A pair of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club executives have been elevated in
title to reflect the organization’s top-level leadership team’s equal
stature and balance, it has been announced.
DMTC president and chief executive officer Joe Harper said that two of the group’s senior vice presidents
– Craig Dado and Josh Rubinstein – now instead will carry the title
executive vice president, putting them in line with its two other
executive vice presidents, Mike Ernst and Tom Robbins. Additionally,
Dado will add the title of chief marketing officer, while Rubinstein’s
title will include the designation chief operating officer. The change
is effective immediately.
“Our leadership group has worked in balance since we put our current
executive arrangement in place in July 2011,” Harper noted. “I lean
heavily and equally on them for their expertise and special competence
in their individual fields. They are an outstanding foursome and Del Mar
is lucky to have men of their ability to take us forward. These title
changes simply reflect the true nature of their shared leadership
DMTC’s current executive hierarchy was prompted in July 2011 when its
then president and general manager, Craig Fravel, chose to leave Del
Mar to take over as the president and chief
executive officer of Breeders’ Cup, the Kentucky-based organization
that conducts racing’s series of championship races each fall.
Previously, Dado, 47, had carried the title of senior vice president,
marketing. He had originally come to work at Del Mar in 2001.
Rubinstein, 43, had been listed as senior vice president, development.
His full-time starting date at the track was in 1995.
Ernst, 57, currently carries the title of executive vice president,
finance and chief financial officer. He first started at Del Mar in
1991. Robbins, 59, is the track’s executive vice president, racing and
industry relations, as well as it racing secretary. His first season at
Del Mar was in 1968.
Del Mar’s upcoming 74th summer race meet is scheduled to open on July 17 and run through September 4.