Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced that Josh Rubinstein has been named vice president of development.
Rubinstein, 38, had carried the title of director of marketing at Del Mar since 2003, after coming on board full time at the track in 1995. In his new role, he will handle a broad range of responsibilities, including sponsorships, corporate marketing/hospitality, simulcasting/wagering development, and broadcast production.
“Josh is one of our rising stars,” said DMTC president and general manager Joe Harper. “He is very good at what he does, and because of that, the Del Mar team is so much more effective. This is a well-earned promotion.”
Rubinstein joins four others as a vice president on the Del Mar staff: Craig Fravel, DMTC’s executive vice president; Mike Ernst, senior vice president and chief financial officer; Craig Dado, vice president of marketing; and Tom Robbins, vice president of racing and racing secretary.
Rubinstein was born in New York City, but moved with his family at age 11 to the San Diego area and has been a local since. As a high schooler and while attending San Diego State University, he worked summers at Del Mar for both the marketing and media departments. Upon graduating from San Diego State, he went to work for several years with ABC Sports before returning to full-time employment at Del Mar.