Jennifer Hoyt, who has served as media relations manager for the last 10 years at Oaklawn Park, has been promoted to the track's director of racing. In this new role, she will work closely with Vice President of Racing Jason Milligan and will be primarily responsible for the promotion, planning and success of Oaklawn’s live racing product.
“Jennifer’s passion for horse racing is second to none,” Milligan said. “She has numerous contacts with horsemen and owners within the industry and I am excited for her and the future of Oaklawn.”
“I couldn’t have written up a more perfect role for myself,” Hoyt said. “This really is my dream job. I’m excited to be even more involved with the racing program, while also continuing to promote Oaklawn’s races to fans across the country.”
Hoyt has nearly 25 years of experience working in the Thoroughbred industry. In addition to working at Oaklawn, she has held positions at Churchill Downs, Turfway Park, Gulfstream Park, Arlington Park, and Lone Star Park. She is a longtime member of the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup notes teams and has twice been part of the Dubai World Cup notes team.
Hoyt is an avid supporter of Thoroughbred Aftercare and has been working closely with the Arkansas H.B.P.A. on a new program in 2021, which she hopes to grow in her new role.
Hoyt will continue to oversee Media Relations efforts during the live meets.