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Thursday, April 25, 2024Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
Changes in the Position of The Jockey Club Steward at NYRA Tracks

Effective immediately, Samantha Randazzo will no longer serve as The Jockey Club steward at New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) racetracks.

Juliet Kagno, currently serving as NYRA safety steward, will fill the vacancy for the remainder of NYRA’s Aqueduct spring meet, which ends April 28, and for the Belmont at the Big A spring/summer meet from May 2 to July 7. Dr. Ted Hill, a former The Jockey Club steward at NYRA, will assume the steward position during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Saratoga from June 6-9 and during NYRA’s annual summer meet at Saratoga from July 11 through September 2.

During this interim period, The Jockey Club will be conducting an international search for candidates for the steward at NYRA position. Interested persons should contact Meredith Helm, The Jockey Club’s human resources director, at

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