(Edited Triple Crown Productions press release)
Ed Seigenfeld will step down as executive vice president of Triple Crown Productions (TCP) at the end of August. He has led the organization since March 1990, overseeing the Chrysler and Visa sponsorships of the Triple Crown and managing the network television negotiations for the series.
“It’s time,” said Seigenfeld of his decision to leave the company. “TCP is entering a new rights negotiation period that will mark the start of a new chapter, so it seems appropriate to let new faces and talents take it to the next level. I’m proud of where we’ve been and what we’ve accomplished.”
TCP’s members are Churchill Downs, Magna Entertainment, and the New York Racing Association, which host the Triple Crown races – the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Preakness Stakes (gr. I), and Belmont Stakes -- at their tracks.
“The Triple Crown series is pivotal in our efforts to introduce new fans to the sport of horse racing,” said Robert Evans, CEO and president of Churchill Downs. “We appreciate Ed’s efforts to showcase the series and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Prior to his association with TCP, Seigenfeld served as vice president of marketing for the New York Racing Association.
“It has been an exciting and rewarding run,” Seigenfeld said. “This business is populated by caring and dedicated executives and horsemen. In my 20 years with TCP, I’ve had the distinct privilege of working with many great people throughout racing.”
Seigenfeld plans to turn his attention to new ventures.
“I’m going to take one more shot at another business opportunity,” he said, “especially one that forwards this sport I’ve grown to love and appreciate.”