The Stronach Group is
pleased to announce that Tom Ludt has agreed to join the Company as a
Senior Vice President of the Racing and Gaming Group. He joins us from
Ludt has been the President of Vinery Farm since 2004. In that role he
oversaw the significant breeding operations Vinery owned in Kentucky,
Florida and New York. During his tenure, he recruited numerous stallion
prospects to stand at all three locations. Tom also led the Racing
Division, which produced numerous Grade 1 winners including a Breeders’
Cup Champion and an Eclipse Award winner.
currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Breeders’ Cup. He sits
on numerous other Breeders’ Cup sub-committees; Governance,
Compensation, Finance & Audit, Racing and Nominations, Marketing,
and Race Day Medication Committee. As a condition of his employment with
the Stronach Group Tom has agreed he will not stand for re-election as
Chairman of the Breeders Cup although he will continue to serve as a
Director. To ensure there will be no conflict of interest, Tom will
recuse himself from any vote of the Breeders Cup Board, which involves
future host sites for the event.
Ossip, CEO of the Stronach Group said, "We are extremely pleased to
have a person of Tom's knowledge and stature as a key part of our team.
He will be a great asset to us as our Group continues to expand within
“I am really excited about this new position and honored that The Stronach Group has the confidence in my knowledge and ability to assist them inadvancing
the sport of thoroughbred racing and gaming. My passion for the
thoroughbred industry has led me through many doorsand this great
opportunity is too good to pass up. I can’t wait to getstarted,” said
is a former member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, served as
chairman of the International Wagering Hub for KHRA and a board member
of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
been involved with many aspects of the industry through ownership,
insurance, farm management, developing racing partnerships and stallion
syndications and, his service on various boards, Tom has helped to
achieve some significant changes in the integrity and safety issues. He
brings a diversified perspective to the Thoroughbred Breeding and Racing