(from Los Angeles County Fair release)
Paul Ryneveld was named equine manager at Fairplex and will oversee the Los Angeles County Fair facility's live race meet, simulcast operation and training program beginning on March 19.
He replaces George Bradvica, who accepted a position at Del Mar late last year.
Ryneveld, a native of Renton, Wash., comes to Fairplex from Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash., where he was director of racing. He has 20 years experience within the pari-mutuel, racing, and gaming industries.
Ryneveld has held positions at Longacres Racecourse in Washington, Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, Sunland Park Racetrack, New Mexico; and Great Lakes Downs in Michigan, where he served as director of mutuels and assistant general manager.
Ryneveld will work closely with Barretts Equine Limited, the sales company that shares the county fair complex.
“I look forward to being a part of the top racing circuit of Southern California, Barretts Equine Limited, and, specifically, the exciting growth potential and challenges that await Fairplex Park,” Ryneveld said.
Fairplex Park hold its 69th season of racing during the annual L.A. County Fair. Horse racing is for 16 days, Sept. 7-24.