|Hawthorne Racecourse news release (12/20/02)
Contact: Jim Miller
Hawthorne National Staff Announced
STICKNEY, IL -- On January 2, 2003, Hawthorne Race Course and National Jockey Club will combine forces on the racing scene as the newly formed Hawthorne National LLC will move into place. Hawthorne National President and General Manager Thomas F. Carey III has announced the staff, which will be in place for 2003.
Joining Thomas F. Carey III will be Vice Presidents Charles Bidwell III, Thomas F. Carey, and Manager Patricia Bidwell. Andrew Hodorowicz will move to the position of Assistant to President, Thomas F. Carey III while Jeff Kras will become Hawthorne National's Chief Financial Officer.
Twelve additional positions were named for Hawthorne National: Lorene Heninger (Dir. of Simulcasting), Dennis Taylor (Dir. of Security), Howie Fagan (Dir. of Marketing), Jim Miller (Dir. of Media Relations), Michael Hart (Dir. of Mutuels), Pam Dorr (Dir. of Sales), Tim Becker (Dir. of the Backstretch), Gary Duch (Racing Secretary), Greg Cardenas (Track Superintendent), Mike Harris (Dir. of Programs and Admissions), John Howe (Dir. of Parking), and Peter Galassi (Track Announcer).
Additionally, Al Jozwiak will assist Greg Cardenas as a consultant for track maintenance.
In 2003, live Thoroughbred racing will take place at Hawthorne on January 1, March 1 - May 8 and then again from September 28 - December 31. Harness racing returns on May 13 and will race through June 30.